UITP celebrates rail achievement as automated metro reaches 1000 km milestone

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UITP is delighted to acknowledge a major rail achievement – automated metro lines across the world have reached the 1000km milestone.

The UITP Observatory of Automated Metros – the permanent UITP body commissioned to disseminate and share the most current and relevant knowledge about automated metro lines – is pleased to see this achievement highlighted.

Thanks to the Pujiang Line, which opened late March in Shanghai, China, the total of kilometres of fully automated metros in the world is now 1003km.

The benefits of automation are increasingly recognised by decision makers. The key advantage is to enhance the quality of service through greater flexibility in service deployment and optimising run-time of trains.

Read our official press release on this major rail achievement!

Missed our news on our International Rail Conference and SITCE – combined for the first time in Asia? Catch up now!

Don’t forget to register to join us in Singapore, the city with the longest automated metro network in the world (116km), this July!

Stay tuned to our newsroom this autumn when UITP’s rail division will release a statistics brief on fully automated metros.

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