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Best New System

20 Junho 2009

Best New System

Metro do Porto wins UITP award

Metro do Porto has been distinguished with the 2008 Light Rail Award for a new best system. During its international conference on light rail in Istanbul, Turkey, the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) handed out its prestigious awards for commendable light rail projects.

Metro do Porto wins UITP award

Metro do Porto has been distinguished with the 2008 Light Rail Award for a new best system. During its international conference on light rail in Istanbul, Turkey, the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) handed out its prestigious awards for commendable light rail projects.

The criteria for selecting the winners were innovation in the project’s conception and design, excellence in its implementation, and a measurable positive impact on the mobility and lifestyle of citizens. The jury was made up of the members of UITP’s Light Rail Committee.

Almost 300 participants from over 30 countries on all continents were present at UITP’s biannual Light Rail Conference, entitled ‘Keep the world cool with light rail transit: Global solutions for a changing environment’. The next edition of this event will be held in Madrid, Spain, in October 2010.

Today, there are some 400 systems in operation worldwide, with constructions in some 60 more and plans in well above 200.