Mafex organises in Bilbao the III Technical Conference: “Urban Transport Systems – Commuters, Metros and Trams

The Spanish Railway Industry Association has gathered in Bilbao, from 6th to 8th June, a group of 13 authorities and operators of urban transport systems from countries such as Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Colombia, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, and Turkey to introduce their ongoing and upcoming investemnet plans of investments as well as their railway developments in their respective countries and organisations.

This event, with the support of ICEX España Exportación e Inversiones Investment, has represented a unique opportinuty to set new grounds of collaboration and to learn about the innovative and technological capabilities of the Sapnish rail industry.

The launch of the first day was welcomed by Asier Abaunza, Councillor for Public Works, and Urban Planning of the Bilbao City Council, who stressed the recovery of a post-industrial city like Bilbao and the important role that urban railway transport has played in it.
In these two days our event, the international guests announced more details about the transport plans they have in place.130 bilateral meetings have been held in parallel between these guests and representatives from more than 25 Spanish companies in order to learn about their products and solutions and analyse possibilities for collaboration.

Finally, a technical visit to Metro Bilbao and Tranvía de Bilbao has been organised by Euskotren, where the essential aspects of both services have been exposed and the control center have been shown.