Information published on 19 May 2015 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 449.

“NEXT STATION 2015”, the 5th world conference on Railway Stations to be held from 21 – 22 October 2015 in Marrakech

Conference theme will be “Rethinking Stations for Future Intermobility”

  • Stations and Intermodal Hubs

Following the success of the first four events (2005, 2007, 2011 and 2013) held in Rome, Paris, Brussels and Moscow, the International Union of Railways (UIC), in close cooperation with Moroccan Railways (ONCF), will organise the 5th Next Station conference focused on “Rethinking Stations for Future Intermobility”, in Marrakech on 21-22 October 2015, at the Palmeraie Palace and Resort.

NEXT STATION is a worldwide meeting place for professionals, local authorities, researches or every person interested in the subject of the conference.

The deadline for the Call for contributions and interaction is 22 May 2015

To submit a paper please go to

The conference programme includes 8 different themes:

  1. Design (intermodality, capacity, flexibility, flow management, station typology, accessibility, sustainability etc.)
  2. Technologies (intermodal information, facility management, ticketing, services, security, etc.)
  3. Comprehensive protection (management of public place and intermodal security, feeling of security, design impacts, etc.)
  4. Enhancing client’s experiences: services, shops, retail, cultural activities, performance of the intermodal system, accessibility…
  5. Development and management of stations (concepts, business approach, station to hub management, governance, urban integration, etc.)
  6. Territories (urban-local integration, urban impact, socio-economic impact, infrastructure financing, multiple actors, intermobility, infrastructure, etc.)
  7. Stations for high speed services (which specific services, traffic trend, flows management, impact on territories, etc.)
  8. UIC activities and Academic researches

Confirmed Members of the NEXT STATION 2015 Honorary Committee already include:

Mr Mohammed Rabie KHLIE, Director General ONCF, Chairman of UIC African Region
Mr Vladimir YAKUNIN, President of Russian Railways (RZD), UIC Chairman
Mr Michele Marco ELIA, CEO Italian Railways FSI, Chairman UIC Europe, UIC Vice Chairman
Mr Jean-Pierre LOUBINOUX, UIC Director General
Mr Mohammad Khalid AL SUWAIKET, President Saudi Railways Organization (SRO)
Mr Satoshi SEINO, Chairman JR-East (EJRC), Chairman UIC Asia & Pacific Region
Mr Ömer YILDIZ, President and CEO Turkish Railways (TCDD), Chairman UIC Middle-East
Mr Guilherme QUINTELLA, EDLP Brazil, Chairman UIC Latin-America

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