Urban Rail Platform


Asia-Pacific Urban Rail Platform (APURP)

I am pleased to conclude that 2015 was another fruitful year for Asia-Pacific Urban Rail Platform where
we had the honour of Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) and Shenzhen Metro Group Co Ltd
(SZMC) to host APURP’s 6th and 7th meetings in their respective cities.  This platform was inaugurated
in late 2012 as a UITP working group, attached to the UITP Metropolitan Railways Division. Platform
members meet twice a year within the Asia-Pacific region to provide roundtable updates, discussions on
key issues, and commission study on improvement topics. In 2015, APURP identified over 10 Priority
Topics whereby members work together in knowledge sharing and provide plausible resolutions to combat
the key issues; some of the key topics that APURP members are working on are Security Management,
People/ Competence Management, Assets Management and Maintenance, and Emergency and
Information Dissemination Management. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all members for
their efforts in making this APURP a great success. I look forward to our 8th (May 2016) and
9th (October 2016) meetings in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. I wish our platform members and peers
a healthy and prosperous 2016.

Adi Lau

Chairman of Asia-Pacific Urban Rail Platform

Deputy Director – Operating, MTR Corporation, Hong Kong


Participating members

Organizations participating in this Platform include: Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company
Limited (Bangkok), Bangkok Expressway and Metro Public Company Limited (Bangkok), East Japan
Railway Company (Tokyo), MTR Corporation Limited (Hong Kong), SBS Transit Limited (Singapore),
Shenzhen Metro Group Co. Ltd. (Shenzhen), SMRT Corporation (Singapore), Syarikat Prasarana
Negara Berhad (RapidKL) (Kuala Lumpur), Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (Taipei)
and Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd. (Tokyo).

If you are interested to participate, please contact the UITP Asia-Pacific Regional Office
at sander.deweerd(at)uitp.org