Metro Project Updates (Theatre 1)



Metro Project Updates (Theatre 1), Tuesday 20 March 2018

Opening Keynote Plenary


Organiser’s Welcome Remarks


Chair's Opening Remarks


Keynote Interviews

With the urbanization of cities, public transport needs continue to be dominant. Rapid transit systems remain the most effective, cost-efficient and environmentally sustainable solution for cities. In this age of increasing passenger and operational demands, how are rail operators navigating these challenges? We hear from them in this series of exclusive interviews.

Panel discussion

Rail Leaders' Panel

    wing their interviews, our rail leaders will gather on a panel to explore the big issues affecting rail operators all around the world. Issues for discussion include:     
  •     How can rail authorities and operators work more closely with each other to enhance service reliability and passenger satisfaction?    
  •     What is a sustainable and profitable model to manage rail development and daily operations?    
  •     With the expansion of rail networks in the next decade, what can be done to build up our rail engineering capabilities and workforce?    
  •     How can we deliver more capacity through the effective use of staff, assets and systems?    
  •     The urban mobility landscape is evolving with on-mobility demand services and new technologies, how can rail operators respond to this changing landscape? 

Financing One Belt One Road

The One Belt, One Road initiative refers to the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road development strategy launched by the Chinese Government, with the aim of connecting 65 countries across three continents to China. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AAIB) was set up to finance the building of infrastructure in economies along the trade routes. Join us in this session as we explore the role of AIIB in bridging the financing and connectivity gap and identify the upcoming opportunities for infrastructure development in the rail industry.

Title Sponsor Address


Exhibiton Visit & Networking Refreshments

Southeast Asia

Metro Project Updates (Theatre 1)

Klang Valley MRT: Boosting connectivity in Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan Area

  • How will KVMRT shape the urban mobility landscape and boost efficiency of public transport in Greater KL?
  • MRT Line 2: Key construction and operational timelines
  • MRT Line 3: Opportunities for collaboration
Somprasong Suttayamully
Metro Project Updates (Theatre 1)

Overcoming capacity challenge in Bangkok: An update on the Mass Transit Master Plan

  •     As Bangkok’s metro network is set for expansion, what are the new projects planned for development under the Mass Transit Master Plan?
  •     Exploring opportunities for collaboration in the delivery of new lines
  •     What’s the progress of lines under construction - - Blue Line, Sukhumvit Line, Dark & Light Red Lines 
Metro Project Updates (Theatre 1)

Building a sustainable urban transport system in Philippines

  •     An introduction to the current urban transport situation in the Philippines
  •     What are the new plans and development to enhance urban mobility in the Philippines?
  •     Collaboration with private sector in infrastructure building 
Metro Project Updates (Theatre 1)

Expansion of Singapore’s network to achieve greater connectivity

  •     What is the vision for Singapore’s rail network?
  •     Innovations and benchmarking best practices implemented on upcoming MRT projects
  •     Upgrading existing lines to improve service reliability 

Networking Lunch & Exhbition Visit


Wilson Shao
Metro Project Updates (Theatre 1)

Lessons learnt from investing and operating in Mainland China

  • Opportunities arising from the metro boom in China
  • What are the challenges of investing and operating in China?
  • Achieving high operational reliability and customer satisfaction
Zhu Bin
Metro Project Updates (Theatre 1)

基于南京地铁运营实践看国内轨道交通发展趋势 Expansion of Nanjing Metro to meet increasing passenger numbers

·         Managing 7 metro lines with a daily ridership of 3 million
·         What are the new projects planned for construction from 2018 to 2023?
·         Best practices adopted on Nanjing Metro

Metro Project Updates (Theatre 1)

Developing Chengdu’s metro network to meet increasing passenger demand

  • Rapid expansion of Chengdu’s network with 350km of subway lines under construction
  • Key completion timelines and collaboration opportunities?
  • What are the latest technologies implemented on these new lines? 


Metro Project Updates (Theatre 1)

Shaping the public transport landscape in Chennai: Expansion plans for Chennai Metro

  • With rapid urbanization and increasing traffic congestion in the city, how can the metro project change the urban mobility landscape in Chennai?
  • Key timelines for Chennai Metro Phase 2  
  • First metro project in India to integrate other transport modes 
Metro Project Updates (Theatre 1)

Launching Noida Metro: the fastest metro project build in India

  • Enhancing connectivity between the twin cities of Noida and Greater Noida
  • ‘Green’ metro – Powering stations, depot and offices with solar energy
  • Preparation progress for opening in April 2018
Metro Project Updates (Theatre 1)

Improving urban mobility in Bangalore: Construction progress of Bangalore metro

  • Expansion of the second longest operational metro network in India
  • Extension plans of Purple & Green Line
  • Building three new lines – What are the key project timelines?

Exhibiton VIsit & Networking Refreshments

Closing Keynote Plenary

Richard Anderson

Driving cost-effective growth in metro networks

  •     What are the factors that affect metro costs within and outside operator control?
  •     With the data on key cost drivers of operating costs, how can metro operators best target performance improvement initiatives?
  •     How can funding be optimised to generate maximum value? 
Rolf Härdi

The future is digital, transformation is now

  •     The digital future has already started. Where are we now? Where are we heading tomorrow?
  •     Deutsche Bahn’s approach to digital transformation and overcoming challenges 
  •     Digital innovations to deliver our vision of  a seamless passenger experience 
  •     How can transport companies collaborate with each other to be more successful in the digital age? 
  •     How can traditional technologies benefit from digital technologies and vice versa?
Rolf Härdi, CTO, Deutsche Bahn AG
last published: 16/Oct/17 09:05


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