Articles in the December 2015 issue of Metro Report International.


FGC's General Director Pere Calvet considers the role that suburban railways need to play and the challenges that lie ahead

News Review

Round-up of world metro, light rail and tram news

City digest

European trams delivered, Dublin Metro revived, TOD funding, Hamburg consults on expansion, Turkish tram market still active, US light rail expands

Interview: Don Orseno

Metra's Executive Director talks about the challenges facing the Chicago commuter operator


The Altamont Corridor Express between the northern San Joaquin Valley and San Jose plans to expand


Tunnels under the city centre will free up capacity on the increasingly busy suburban network


Funding committed to expand the French capital's rail networks


Contracts are now in place for the ambitious Rhein-Ruhr Express project


JR East explains the complexities of operating its dense network of routes around the Japanese capital


Plans are afoot to expand the metro, tram and suburban networks


Airport rail links expand suburban operations in Gdańsk and Kraków

Alternative revenue

Transport authorities are exploring ways to earn money from corporate partnerships

Superstructure renewal

Metro Madrid is renewing turnouts to reduce noise and vibration

High speed grinding

The HSG-city rail grinder has been deployed by several urban networks

Static charging

Nice adopts supercapacitors and static charging for its second tram route


Drone survey, ticketing, energy recovery


The latest technologies and products for the urban rail industry

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