Some Mafex members with projects in public transport


Indra has an extensive offer that includes particularly the fields of traffic control systems and transport operations, payment collection systems, planning and control systems, communications and transport networks, information systems and support for operations for all transport modes, in addition to security and protection.

When applied to traffic management and urban and interurban transport, the company’s smart technology enables a safer, more efficient and more sustainable mobility by promoting the use of public transport and intermodal urban transport services, thus contributing to reducing congestion and polluting emissions and their corresponding costs.

For example, in Medellín, the intermodal public transportation platform deployed by Indra permitted the integration of the rail, bus and trolley operations, which has led to a single system for managing all vehicles, with a special emphasis on the interchanges where the different lines meet. Thanks to Indra’s new ticketing systems, passengers able to access the Ayacucho trolley, the subway, the BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) buses, the subway shuttle buses, and the three cable-propelled aerial transport lines with the same contactless card.

To maintain and reinforce its leadership, Indra has an ongoing commitment to innovation in the sector, and is part of the most important national and international innovation initiatives designed to promote digitization in transport and new smart solutions based on IoT, artificial intelligence, big data and cloud computing. In addition to its participation in Shif2Rail, the main European innovation initiative in the railroad sector, the company spearheads –among others– the macro project entitled Transforming Transport, which uses big data to improve mobility; and the Harmony project, which develops technologies to allow the real-time integration of data from different operators, transport modes and traffic to improve multimodal information services.

Over 100 cities around the world –including London, Madrid, Dublin, Medellin, Curitiba, Kuwait and Manila– have entrusted their urban mobility improvements to Indra solutions. Indra is among the world’s foremost ticketing system operators, with references such as the subways in Madrid, Barcelona, Calcutta, Mumbai, Shanghai, Cairo, Santiago de Chile and Lisbon, trains in Buenos Aires, the suburban railroad in Mexico City, the monorail and subway in Kuala Lumpur, and the light rail systems in St. Louis and Austin (United States).


As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the transport sector. Alstom offers a complete range of solutions for urban transport (from suburban and regional trains to metros, trams and e-buses), passenger solutions to improve comfort and connectivity, customized services, infrastructure for e-mobility, signaling and security technologies, as well as digital mobility solutions for smart cities.

Among its latest rolling stock developments for urban mobility, we can find the new Aptis (a new 100% electric mobility solution based on proven tramway components that takes advantage of Alstom’s electrical systems experience), the new Citadis X05 (the latest evolution of the best seller Citadis tram presents in more than 50 cities) or the Coradia iLint (the unique regional train powered by a hydrogen fuel cell)

In regard of suburban and regional operations, Alstom provides the widest range of flexible, efficient, comfortable and environment friendly solutions: the modular X’Trapolis or Xtrapolis Mega range (an evolution of Civia Regional trains developed for Renfe) or the Coradia platform, with more than 2,300 trains currently operating in 9 European countries and in Canada.

Furthermore, the R&D regional center located in Madrid is developing innovations and digital technologies to face the challenge of mobility in smart cities. This is the case, for example, of Mastria, a solution that allows transportation operators manage several transport modes in a coordinated and centralised manner. This enables them to optimise the public transport network capacity and efficiency and improve the end-user transport journey. Mastria orchestrates all public transport modes from rail to road: metro, train, tramway, suburban, bus, taxi.


Recent years have seen a big boost in Spain’s urban transport sector (metro, tram and rail) through the development of innovative solutions such as Barcelona’s metro line 9 or the large-scale Madrid metro network expansion project.

TYPSA’s leading role in this expansion has broadened its experience, allowing the company to work in some of the world’s top urban transport networks for government administrations with great interest in the Spanish approach. Such is the case of the metro networks in Lima and Quito in South America, Riyadh and Doha in the Middle East, Sydney in Australia and Stockholm in Europe.


CAF is one of the international leaders in the design and implementation of comprehensive rail transport systems. CAF has a wide range of railway products and services to ensure sustainable mobility in cities around the world.

On the one hand, CAF has the Inneo solution, a range of metros equipped with the latest technological advances in terms of safety, performance and comfort. Its design seeks maximum energy efficiency thanks to the optimization of passenger capacity per unit.

On the other hand, CAF’s Urbos trams are a response to the need to have an efficient and sustainable means of public transport. The Urbos trams, thanks to an innovative and accessible design, help to enrich and modernize the image of the city in which they operate, providing it with its own personality.


CAF Signalling provides integral signalling solutions for tram, light trains and suburban trains as well as for lines, deposits and metro workshops based on the Quasar S3e Interlocking Family and the NAOS Integrated Control Centre Platform. The high engineering expertise has positioned the company at the head in the field of public transport.

Within its extensive catalogue, it has developed the NAOS solution that includes traffic control posts and other SCADA systems as well as the ATO system for a better traffic management. Among the most outstanding projects in the field of urban transport, the following ones can be highlighted: Metro of Madrid ( Spain), Delhi (India), Valparaiso (Chile), light trains of Cuiabá (Brazil), Kaoishiung (Taiwan) and Atalya (Turkey). Furthermore, CAF Signalling participates in the development of a security and control system (CBTC) for the line 3 of Bilbao Metro (Spain).


CETEST has performed test campaigns for urban transport in all five continents, using state-of-the-art technologies and postprocessing tools:In Oceania CETEST has carried oud tests for Sydney, Auckland Metro, as well as for Sydney and Camberra trams.

Regarding Asia, in addition to testing Riyadh, Singapur Metro, and Kaohsiung tramway, CETEST presence in India should be noted. In recent years, homologation test campaigns for the Jaipur, Delhi, Calcuta, Kochi and Lucknow Metro have been performed, both for BEML and ALSTOM.

On the African continent, CETEST has executed tests for the Argel Metro, for instance.

In America, CETEST has carried out test campaigns for Houston, Cincinatti and Kansas tramways, and for the Boston´s light train, all of them developed by CAF. Furthermore, CETEST has tested ALSTOM Panamá and Guadalajara Metro.

Finally, in Europe, CETEST has carried out several tests for urban transportation, e.g. Stockholm, Budapest and Luxemburg tramways, NS Civity Netherlands, Istanbul and Madrid Metro, among others.


Bombardier produces in Trápaga propulsion systems of the OMNEO platform, of double-deck regional trains: The Bombardier Trápaga’s factory currently manufactures and supplies the traction and auxiliary converters of the electric multiple units (EMU) of the OMNEO platform of regional trains. With this last order, there are already 240 trains of this platform to which Trápaga will supply the propulsion equipments (72 OMNEO Premium and 168 Regio 2N).

The OMNEO Premium, double-deck, combines the high capacity of a commuter train and the comfort features of a regional train. It can travel at 200 km/h and has an interior design that optimizes the space and offers the best access to people with reduced mobility.

Thanks to the use of lightened materials and the excellent weight distribution, the axle load is minimized. This creates flexibility for cross-border operation on all European networks. In addition, the OMNEO EMU features several of Bombardier’s ECO4 technologies, reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions.


ArcelorMittal is present at main, both national and international, urban projects, with the commitment to offer our clients quick and innovative solutions, based on quality, technology and service.

Some examples are R&D projects, such as Ironess, its objective is to develop solutions for the diagnosis of the rails corrugation in curved sections of urban or interurban lines; also new developments of tram products such as the Low Carbon Vanadium Grooved rail (LCV), extending the life of the rail and reducing maintenance costs, and new Block Groove Rail (without web and less height) reducing considerably the construction costs.


En In the field of seats for public passenger transport there have been no revolutions in terms of use and functionality. For this reason, the seating modules developed by SEGULA represent a change in trend that allows light trains to have flexible seating configurations.

GECKO helps to maximize the load of standing passengers at critical moments with high occupancy thanks to an electronic locking system by the driver and KATHISNEA (folding module of up to 4 traspuntines) adapts according to the occupancy forecast.

Thanks to these concepts developed by Segula, the passenger seats for the railway sector take a step forward providing differential and innovative added value for the projects offered by the manufacturers.


Implementation of a Tramway Line in the Avenida Diagonal of Barcelona: In Avenida Diagonal, Barcelona, we are facing the challenge to replace bus services by a tramway line, as buses have reached their maximum capacity and operate at a commercial speed that barely reaches 10 km/h. It is a corridor that could even host an underground subway line with a commercial speed of 30 km/h. To that end, the tramway, which will run on the surface and will not have an impact on vehicle and pedestrian traffic as it will be subject to traffic lights, must operate at a commercial speed of about 20 km/h, with vehicles up to 60 m in length (buses are 18 m long). For this purpose, the avenue section will be restructured to ensure that the tramway runs on a reserved right of way. Additionally, new traffic signals must be implemented to create a “green wave” for a passage interval of 120 seconds in each traffic direction.


SENER has worked on more than 15,000 km of railway studies and projects, 5,000 km in high speed lines, 1,200 km of metro and light rail train (LRT) lines and over 50 urban transport systems, making it one of the world’s leading companies in transport infrastructures. SENER offers integrated engineering services and implements high-tech solutions. Among its projects, high-speed contracts such as High Speed Two (HS2), in the United Kingdom, or the section between Palmdale and Burbank, in California; the Mexico City – Toluca intercity train, in conventional railway; and urban metro and transport systems, such as metros in Guadalajara (Line 3), Panama (Line 1), Santiago de Chile Lines 1, 3, 5 and 6), Algiers, Doha, Riyad, Melbourne and Hanoi (line 3), and the Abu Dhabi LRT stand out.