An agreement between RZD President Vladimir Yakunin and UIC Director General Jean-Pierre Loubinoux was signed in the framework of the last UIC General Assembly held in Paris on 27 June to formalise the organisation of “Next Station”.
Following successful editions in Rome (2005), Paris (2007) and Brussels (2011), the 4th “Next Station” international conference on railway stations will take place in Moscow, Kazansky Station, from 17 – 18 October 2013. This high-profile global railway event will be hosted by JSC Russian Railways (RZD) and jointly organised with UIC.
Since 2005, several thousand decision-makers from higher railway management and the transport world, economy and finance, banks, business and trade, architecture and urban planning, have actively participated in the debates and exchanges organised as part of the “Next Station” conference.
“Next Station 2013” will be dedicated to the theme “Next Station: linking railways and society”. This international event will provide a unique opportunity for high-level speakers and panellists to address all strategic issues related to the creation, development and operation of railway stations, such as project development and financing, station management, station and urban planning, the sustainable, eco-friendly railway station, facilities and design, commercial use of station space and services, multimodality and accessibility.
Following its three previous editions, “Next Station” has become a unique reference at worldwide level for benchmarking and exchange on best practice related to railway station development and management across the world. Developing a new generation of railway stations with the objective to cope with all challenges of mobility and society is also a strategic issue in the Russian Federation, the host country of “Next Station 2013”.
The “Next Station” programme will include plenary sessions (opening and one roundtable), parallel sessions as well as a trade exhibition and technical visits.
The Conference Programme is available at:
So, save 17 – 18 October 2013 in your diary to attend the 4th “Next Station”!
To see the signature agreement and the announcement of this Conference by Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, please watch this video message: