Feature articles in the September 2013 issue of Metro Report International

21 Sep 2013

Articles in the September 2013 issue of Metro Report International.

Comment

Chua Chong Kheng of Land Transport Authority talks about lessons that Singapore can teach the world of public transport ahead of the LTA-UITP SITCE event

News Review

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

Hong Kong

A proposal for trams on the site of the former airport at Kai Tak challenges monorail plans

Algeria

The Constantine tramway becomes the third to open in Algeria, with many more to come

Tours

Tours celebrates the opening of tram Line A

Interview: Günter Steinbauer

Wiener Linien’s CEO talks about maintaining a high modal share of public transport and the energy-saving initiatives being put in place

Aarhus

A 103 km route would see tram-trains running through Denmark’s second-largest city

China

Metro planning and construction maintains its breakneck pace. Andrew Benton rounds up the latest developments in several cities

Montréal

New metro cars are about to be delivered as part of improvements to the metro and commuter rail networks

Shenyang

Andrew Benton reports on the first modern tramway to open in mainland China

Great Britain

Nick Kingsley and Karol Zemek look at the latest tram developments in Birmingham, Manchester and Nottingham

Buy America

Plans to tighten the Buy America legislation to require 100% local content are not putting manufacturers off participating in the thriving rolling stock market

Low-floor cars

Dr Harry Hondius presents his annual round-up of the low-floor tram and LRV market, and looks in detail at new trams for Stockholm and Helsinki

Innovations

The latest products and services for the urban rail industry

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