World report on metro automation

July 2016

Automated metro lines are a proven solution for metro systems around the world. As of July 2016, there are 55 fully automated metro lines in 37 cities around the world, operating in total 803km, a 14,2% increase in km over 2014 figures. The projection is that by 2025 there will be 2,300km of automated metro lines in operation. This report offers a general overview of metro automation, covering line characteristics, technological trends, supplier market share and estimated future evolution. 

The avant-garde of metros, fully automated metro lines are a window into the future of all metro systems. This report covers the complete field of fully automated metro lines in public transport operation in the world. The analysis of these flagship lines, some of them in operation for several decades, offers a unique opportunity to operators, authorities and industry suppliers to better understand the future evolution of metro systems. 

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