Integrated Urban Transportation Network Congress 2009
, [Crowne Plaza Century Park] Shanghai, China
Rapid Expansion and Development of Urban Transport in China
SHANGHAI, 3-4 SEPT 2009 – With more than 65 metro lines scheduled for construction in 17 cities before 2015, China is investing heavily to reach expansion targets within the next 5 years. Considering that Shanghai is the site of the 2010 World Expo, the Chinese government is taking considerable steps to improving a fully integrated urban transport network in its major cities.
Noppen’s Integrated Urban Transport Network Congress 2009, which took place 3-4 September in Shanghai, China, brought together international and senior executive level transport planners, city officials, transit operators, construction experts, and engineers to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing urban transport development in China.
Senior representatives from Shanghai Construction Engineering Administration Co., Ltd, Shanghai Changjiang Tunnel & Bridge Construction Development Co. Ltd, Shanghai Construction Group, and Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Company introduced the progress of the projects they are now responsible for and advanced technologies and innovations for urban transportation construction. One of the new developments is a plan for the first zero distance transfer station at Century Avenue in Shanghai, where four transit lines meet.
Keynote speakers included Xu Cunfu, Deputy Director General of the Policy Research Office of the Shanghai Urban Construction and Communications Commission gave an overview of the planning and development strategy of Shanghai’s new urban-rural rail construction. Ian Whitton, Executive Director of Railways from AECOM Asia, drew from cases of Hong Kong’s urban transit development history to demonstrate how to build world class integrated transport station facilities. Zheng Xiaoping, Principal at BAZO Investments (Asia), explored China’s metro investment opportunities and delivered a panorama of upcoming market trends.
Other topics included technology for shield shells, construction technologies, and updates and breakthroughs of current ongoing projects in Shanghai.
Chen Mingde, Secretary General of the Shanghai Municipal & Highway Engineering Trade Association, delivered the opening welcome address.