UIC nextstation 2019 International Conference on Railway Stations

Upcoming event

Following the success of the first six events held in Rome, Paris, Brussels, Moscow, Marrakech and Madrid, the International Union of Railways (UIC), in close cooperation with Iranian Railways (RAI), is organising the 7th UIC nextstation conference, which will focus on “the railway station boosting the city”, in Tehran, Iran from 11 to 13 November 2019.

The purpose of this event is to understand how railway station can/should impact the city in a positive way. In order to make the most of all opportunities, the UIC scientific committee proposes that the panellists and speakers share their expertise and best practice through eight parallel sessions, namely:

  1. Station design (urban planning),
  2. Sustainability,
  3. Smart solutions for stations,
  4. Services & commercial activities,
  5. Station design (building approach),
  6. Mobility, accessibility & door-to-door solutions,
  7. Security & safety,
  8. Station management & financing.

The conference will include days of sessions and will be followed by a technical visit to Esfahan organised by RAI on 13 November 2019.

General context

Railway stations are usually considered from three perspectives: customer access to trains, business opportunities due to a high concentration of people every day, and interaction with the city and other transport modes.

Every two years, the nextstation conference gathers professionals, local authorities, researchers and other relevant stakeholders from around the world.

Last conference

UIC and ADIF worked in close partnership to organise the sixth UIC nextstation event with the theme of “smart solutions for railway stations”. The aim of the conference was to reinforce cooperation between cities and railway infrastructure. The conference programme looked at key themes relating to stations, such as solutions for integrated mobility, security and privacy, smart design and facility management, innovative management, accessibility and new services for users.

For further information: https://nextstation.org/2017-madrid-smart-stations-in-smart-cities

Previous conferences

Visit previous conference pages for further information:

2017 - Madrid 2017 - Madrid
2015 - Marrakech 2015 - Marrakech
2013 - Moscow 2013 - Moscow
2011 - Brussels 2011 - Brussels
2007 - Paris 2007 - Paris
2005 - Rome 2005 - Rome

UIC nextstation handbooks

Rethinking Stations for Future Intermobility

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Repenser les Gares pour la Future Intermobilité

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