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Art in transit: the Fulton Centre in New York

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The second edition of the Art in Transit workshop took place at the beginning of December in London. This unique event was not only an opportunity to listen and learn from experts but also to exchange knowledge on art and to take the time to reflect about its importance in our daily lives, in culture and in public transport.

Different questions were addressed during the day ranging from the benefit of integrated art programmes in public transport to the maintenance of art works and cultural assets.


      

Go Smart - Go Rail

The competitiveness and sustainability of cities are at the core of the Smart Cities concept – in our increasingly urbanised and global world, a city or region’s success is dependent on its capacity to attract talent and business, through the development of intelligent, networked infrastructure, a competitive, business-friendly environment and a balanced, inclusive and sustainable growth strategy.

Lifestyle services: staying connected whilst in the metro

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The expectations of today’s travellers are ever more demanding: urbanites are a mobile and hyper-connected community. With the evolution from conventional mobile phones to smart devices (phone, tablets, etc.), people expect uninterrupted and fast broadband connection wherever they are even when travelling in underground metros.

Internet connectivity is thus becoming a subject of paramount importance for the attractiveness and competitiveness of metros.

Metro, light rail and tram systems in Europe

Produced as part of UITP’s cooperation with the European Rail Research Advisory Council, this publication provides a picture of the metro and light rail systems running in Europe. Information is presented in aggregated form for the countries participating in the study. It includes information on the length of the network, the number of lines in operation, the rolling stock of vehicles and, where this is the case, planned improvements, extensions and replacements.

Metro Automation in 2013

This report presents the latest trends in the use of fully automated metro vehicles, without staff on board. Automation of metro trains is steadily increasing, with systems currently being operated in South America, the Middle East, North America, Europe and Asia.

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