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Streamlining Urban Rail

With regard to clean, energy-efficient urban transport, rail systems are a traditional and resurgent means of pollution-free collective transport. But due to compromises in planning, traffic management, engineering and other factors, these systems often fall short of their potential. This session will look at ways that cities have achieved higher energy efficiency and better service from existing urban rail networks, including:

  • What challenges and solutions are there in achieving better energy efficiency from rail-based city transport?;
  • What are the key factors of success in improving average speed/frequency of service for rail-based transport?; and
  • What are the key factors of success are there in retrofitting carriages with energy-savings technology?