Automated metros experience surge in global growth
19 July 2016 • Author(s): Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
According to a new report published by the UITP (International Association of Public Transport), automated metros are experiencing exponential growth globally.
The UITP report suggests automated metros are enjoying exponential global growth with figures revealing infrastructure length increased by 17 percent since 2014.
Automated metro infrastructure length has increased by 17 percent since 2014
Figures compiled by UITP show that there are now 53 fully automated lines around the world in 36 cities operating a total of 789km. The association believes this is demonstrates that automated metros are a proven solution for cities globally.
By 2025 there will be an estimated 2,200km of automated metro infrastructure in operation
Additional findings of the UITP study revealed:
Commenting on the findings, Ramón Malla, Chairman of the UITP Observatory of Automated Metros and Director of Automated Metro at TMB Barcelona said: “Full automation offers a step change opportunity for metro systems and for more sustainable urban mobility. The current exponential growth trend confirms that authorities and operators around the world are increasingly ready to take the leap towards this new reference point in metro service and operations”.
UITP World Report on Metro Automation can be downloaded here.