Public transport

6th International Conference « Towards a Humane City » on 26-27 October

The sixth international conference “Towards a Humane City” will take place on 26-27 October in Novi Sad in Serbia. This event will gather scientific and expert public, decision makers and ultimate users, with the aim of solving common problems of urban mobility and mutual responsibility before new challenges.


Slovenian Public Transport Company Marprom joins UITP

UITP is pleased to welcome its new Slovenian member Marprom, strengthening the presence of Central and Eastern Europe in the international network promoting and supporting sustainable public transport. Marprom is the company responsible for public transport in Maribor.

The story of public transport in Maribor began way back in 1926 when the municipality at that time bought 3 buses. The first bus company was founded and started with two routes on 26th of December 1926. It managed to successfully navigate in the field of public transport through all the years.



After years of planning, slow progress and the cancellation of a PPP project (with Siemens and HTM as part of consortium) in mid 2000s, NTA agency finally launched the kick-start of the 1st line (Red Line of the envisioned 5 line LRT (and 3 BRT) network.

2 out of 8 TBMs have arrived from China in Tel-Aviv harbour. Work has started on TBM shafts and some of the 11 underground stations. Utility relocation is taking places as well as pilling and station box construction. Chinese companies have an important role on project as major partners in civil work and rolling stock suppliers.


Prague moving closer to driverless metro

By 2022, driverless trains could be running in the Czech capital. Metroprojekt has been awarded a EUR 16 million contract to prepare the design study for the future driverless metro Line D in Prague.

The Metro Line D will begin by intersecting with the A Line of the existing metro system at Náměstí Míru and also intersect with the C Line at Pankrác. In total, the new line will have 10 stations and end at Depo Písnice in the southern part of the city.



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