Feature articles in the March 2016 issue of Metro Report International

23 Feb 2016

Articles in the March 2016 issue of Metro Report International.

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Rolling Stock Fleet General Manager Richard Keefe explains MTR Corp's asset life assurance strategy

News Review

Round-up of world metro, light rail and tram news

City digest

Canberra consortium appointed, London rail proposals, Moscow EMUs ordered, Palermo trams inaugurated, Olsztyn trams start, Grand Paris Express funded

Interview: Peter Buchner

Following the award of a new operating contract, the CEO of Berlin S-Bahn GmbH explains his priorities

Chemnitz

The first electro-diesel tram-trains enter service

China

Two more cities open metros as other networks expand

Manila

The Philippine capital has launched a range of metro expansion and improvement projects

Sacramento

Planning is underway for a light rail extension to the international airport

Sheffield

The first car has been delivered for the UK's tram-train pilot project

Zürich

Following voter approval, the Limmattalbahn interurban light rail line is pushing ahead

Industry reshaping

The urban rail supply industry looks different after a year of changes

Metro car orders

Our annual reveiw of the global rolling stock market finds that Chinese orders continue to dominate

Tram interlockings

A Chinese tram line is being equipped with a new generation of interlockings

Fuel cells

Hydrogen fuel cells are being developed to power low-floor trams in China

Innovations

The latest technologies and products for the urban rail industry

Viewpoint

UITP rail expert Gautier Brodeo puts the case for protecting the bandwidth needed for metro signalling

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