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.
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.
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.