Thi Mai Tran – Managing Director Gulf States – Alstom
While Dubai has the world‘s largest automated metro line, many other cities in the Middle East are carrying out major automated metro projects.
More digital, multimodal, open to the city, metro stations have mutated from walk-through places into living spaces, with a new architectural ambition. A trailblazer in this area, Etienne Tricaud, former president of Arep, talks about the increased importance of the architectural dimension when designing metro stations.
Whether located underground or on viaducts, the new metro system meets the different requirements of the operators as well as technical constraints. 25 km long and serving 15 stations, the planned metro for the Colombian capital will run on a U-shaped viaduct allowing rapid construction.
The digital revolution affects all the components of a metro network: from BIM design to new mobile services even accessible in tunnels. The ‘Société du Grand Paris’, the company that is project managing the future metro station in the Ile-de-France region, has asked from all the project partners that they use a Building Information Modelling (BIM) approach, thus trailblazing new professional standards.
Because of the build time required, metro projects cannot anticipate changes in automation or systems. They must therefore plan to adapt.
Sweden’s capital has committed itself to become fossil fuel free by 2040. First imperative: to decarbonise transport.
If the Grand Paris Express is described in France as the "construction site of the century", other large-scale metro projects are emerging or ongoing around the world, with different requirements and goals.
Electric vehicles demand new sales channels, especially given that their target ownership is first and foremost city-dwellers. In Sweden, Renault has recently opened a store in one of the capital’s shopping malls. It’s an example that is already being emulated.
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The Toulouse-based start-up has made geolocation possible in metros and tunnels without requiring a specific app. It’s a world first.
This European Union project piloted by the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) in Grenoble seeks to bring about easier-to-arrange car-sharing by using electric cars that can be stacked together to gain space.
France’s Valeo and Germany’s Bosch are piloting driverless parking solutions that will make manual parking a thing of the past. The technology is a first step on the road to autonomous driving.
The French architect was selected as winner of an international competition to design a multimodal transit hub located in one of the South Korean capital’s most upmarket neighbourhoods. Competition judges from the Seoul Metropolitan Government were enraptured by his vision of the gigantic hub as a Land Art Intervention rendered sublime by a walkway of light.
The engineering group is the only French company to take part in this huge, complex project that brings together the best international companies in project management and construction. This represents a major achievement for Egis both at the technical level and in terms of project management.
An autonomous minibus – the EZ10, operated by France’s Easymile – is now carrying passengers in the small town of Bad Birnbach. Deutsche Bahn intends to trial a similar vehicle in Hamburg next year.