Why Exhibit at Rail+Metro China

It is the only national exhibition platform that integrates the main fields of railway technology development, including intercity railways, urban railways, and urban rail transit (subway, light rail, and medium-small capacity systems).
It closely follows national policies, focusing on the domestic large cycle of the rail transit industry as the main body, promoting a new pattern of mutual reinforcement between domestic and international cycles. Centered around the theme of “New Infrastructure”, it is based on the integrated development of transportation in the Yangtze River Delta region, aiming to create a new situation where railways lead and urban rail transit develops in integration. 
Policy-Driven New Infrastructure, New Opportunities in Metropolitan Circles and Dual Carbon Development

Metropolitan Circle Rail Transit Brings New Development Opportunities

On December 9, 2021, the State Council issued the “14th Five-Year Plan for the Development of a Modern Comprehensive Transportation System,” focusing on improving the utilization rate of the main backbone of the national comprehensive transportation network, forming green production and lifestyle in transportation, strengthening the construction of major transportation corridors, building a modern railway network, reinforcing intercity transportation construction in key city clusters, and constructing multi-level rail transit networks in metropolitan circles. The plan aims to continuously promote the safe, rapid, and high-quality development of the rail industry. “Convenient, efficient, open, green, intelligent, and reliable” has become the main rule for the railway industry’s development during the 14th Five-Year Plan period. The overall goal is to reach a railway network size of 165,000 kilometers by 2025, including 50,000 kilometers of high-speed rail, to better support economic and social development.

The “14th Five-Year Plan for New Urbanization Implementation” issued by the National Development and Reform Commission proposes the orderly cultivation of modern metropolitan circles and the development of intercity and urban (suburban) railways. It accelerates the construction of intercity and urban (suburban) railways in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, the Yangtze River Delta, and the Greater Bay Area of Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macao. By 2025, the rail-based Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, Yangtze River Delta, and Greater Bay Area will be essentially complete.

The “2022 Annual Statistics and Analysis Report on Urban Rail Transit” released by the China Association of Metros shows that in the past five years, the length of urban rapid transit lines has continued to increase, and the proportion of systems has shown a fluctuating upward trend. The length of urban rapid transit lines increased from 656.5 kilometers in 2018 to 1223.46 kilometers in 2022, with a total increase of 566.96 kilometers; the proportion of urban rapid transit systems in urban rail transit also increased from 11.39% in 2018 to 11.89%.

Rail Transit Construction Under the Dual Carbon Background Creates New Development Spaces

Achieving a carbon peak by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060 is a significant strategic decision made by the CPC Central Committee, taking into account both domestic and international contexts. In August 2022, the Ministry of Science and Technology, along with nine other departments, jointly issued the “Implementation Plan for Science and Technology to Support Carbon Peaking and Carbon Neutrality (2022-2030).” This plan proposes actions for low and zero-carbon technology breakthroughs in urban and rural construction and transportation. Rail transit, as a high-capacity public transport infrastructure, is a key mode of transportation in cities for promoting green and low-carbon travel. Green and low-carbon development is not only a historical task facing the rail transit industry but also a significant strategic route for its development and a crucial measure in the urban transportation sector to achieve dual carbon goals. In 2022, the China Urban Rail Transit Association issued the “Green Urban Rail Development Action Plan for China’s Urban Rail Transit,” advocating for comprehensive green development in rail transit and creating further development space for energy-saving, environmental protection, vibration, and noise reduction in rail transit by focusing on actions like green planning, energy-saving and carbon reduction efficiency, increasing travel proportion, green energy substitution, green equipment manufacturing, and comprehensive green transformation.

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Who Attends
The exhibition is guided by national ministries, hosted by first-level associations and owner organizations, and executed by professional exhibition companies.

It is organized by the Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shanghai (CCPIT-Shanghai), Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co., Ltd., and China Local Railway Association. Joint invitations have been sent to leaders from national regulatory departments, provincial and municipal Development and Reform Commissions, Planning Bureaus, Transportation Commissions, and Rail Offices, as well as leaders from the National Railway Administration, China State Railway Group, and all 18 national railway bureau groups and their affiliated units. Furthermore, leaders from urban rail transit owner units across the country, as well as representatives of manufacturers and service providers from both domestic and international origins, are invited to participate.

Over the years, the units (part) that have visited and attended the conference

(The above ranking is not in order)

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