In the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between UITP and UIC, Mr Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, UIC Director General, was invited to participate in the Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition (SITCE) organised every other year in Singapore.
The conference this year also ran parallel to this year’s World Cities Summit and the Singapore International Water Week.
This was an opportunity for UIC to participate in a wide number of discussions on rail’s sustainable contribution to the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), to take part in various workshops on artificial intelligence and digitalisation, as well as to deliver a keynote address on the topics of regional connectivity and rail’s input to develop better intra- and inter-city connections.
This was also the occasion for Mr Loubinoux to further explain the work conducted within the UIC station platform and regional platforms to improve services within stations as well as interfaces between the various modes in cities.
These themes were already developed during the Next Station Conference last year and further discussed during this UITP conference. The work developed in conjunction with UITP within the frame of the MoU recently signed at the UIC General Assembly in Madrid will cover a number of topics ranging from the organisation of stations, the management of interfaces, connectivity, services offered to customers, as well as digital input and training sessions.