EGYPT's Ministry of Transport has invited expressions of interest for the acquisition of a fleet of 13 trains for the Cairo metro and a consultant to advise on the introduction of a new fares policy designed to increase revenue.
In a time of scarce financial resources, metros are seeking to reduce operating costs by diversifying their revenue streams, adopting new technologies and embracing more flexible operating practices. Keith Barrow reports from Barcelona on how the city's metro operator TMB is generating efficiencies through innovation.
Britain's infrastructure manager, Network Rail, has set up a consultancy subsidiary to sell its expertise to railways around the world. Network Rail Consulting's new managing director Nigel Ash (pictured) tells David Briginshaw what the consultancy has to offer and how he expects Network Rail to benefit.