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Jeddah initiates metro line construction project

Jun 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Articles, Current Issue MT, June14, Metropolitan

Construction works to the metro transport project in the Saudi city of Jeddah will soon be initiated after the approval of the budget for the construction of the metro line. By initiating this project, the authorities plan to ease traffic in the city. Jeddah metro project has been approved following the elaborated analyses of the […]



MPK Krakow : “We have a pro-customer policy: the Passenger equals the Customer”

Jun 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Articles, Current Issue MT, June14, Leaders

Interview with Rafal Swierczynski, Vice President of the Management Board MPK Krakow.  With over 760,000 citizens, Krakow, the second largest city of Poland, has a dense network of trams and buses and supplies efficient transport services. The tram network is made of 25 lines with a length of 90 km, including the underground rapid tram […]



Konya: bank card payment increases public transport use

Jun 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Articles, Current Issue MT, June14, Products & Technologies

Konya, a city with a population of 1.1 million citizens, is in full economic ascent and the transportation system is a key element in the development of the city. To increase the market share of public transport,  the authorities have implemented the contactless bank card payment system for both citizens and tourists. Regarding railway transport […]



Riyadh ultramodern metro system defines the city structure

Jun 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Articles, Current Issue MT, June14, Metropolitan

Riyadh, the capital and the largest city in Saudi Arabia, has a population of almost 6 million people and, according to estimates, the population is expected to rise to over 8 million by 2030. Urbanisation, as well as the continuous development of economy impose new challenges to providing mobility services to meet the demand. The […]



New locomotive platform for shunting and track use

Jun 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Articles, Current Issue MT, June14, The Engineer

ALSTOM Lokomotiven Service GmbH has further developed its successful hybrid design. With its new H3 platform, the manufacturer is developing particularly economical and flexible locomotives which cover the market for classic 3 and 4-axle locomotives up to 1000 kW and have multi-traction capability across all types. Alstom‘s new locomotive platform for shunting and track use […]



Integrated ticketing, solution for increasing travels by train

Jun 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Articles, Current Issue MT, June14, Metropolitan

To increase the use of public transport, cities should aim at making the ticketing system attractive and easy to understand for everyone. The pricing system should be coherent and simple with a reasonable number of tickets that takes users’ needs into account. The basis for fares should be transparent and easy to understand. Tickets and […]



Two major turkish economic centres, connected by high-speed railways

Jun 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Articles, Current Issue MT, June14, Policies & Strategies

Turkish Railways (TCDD) has initiated tests on Istanbul – Eskişehir section, part of Istanbul – Ankara high-speed railway, currently in construction. Thus, Turkey will have a high-speed railway between Istanbul, former capital, and Ankara, current capital, both very important centres of economic development. However, the inauguration date of Istanbul – Ankara high-speed railway has not […]



Statistics

Jun 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Articles, Current Issue MT, June14, Statistics

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Competition must be in favour of customers

Jun 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Articles, Current Issue MT, June14, Policies & Strategies, Recommended

Over the past decade, the growth of passenger traffic by rail has been insufficient to increase its modal share in comparison to road and air transport. The 6% modal share of passenger transport for rail in the European Union has remained fairly stable. Rail passenger transport services have not kept pace with other modes of […]



Large cities can benefit from optimised urban transport

Jun 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Articles, Business, Current Issue MT, June14, Market Development

Public transport needs to be put forward to tackle the urban mobility challenges currently faced by urban mobility. Constructing highways and encouraging car use should not be the priority. Dynamic, accessible, liveable and attractive urban regions will never be exempted of congestion. Transport strategies should try to deal with congestion management based on cost effectiveness […]