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Message from Jean-Pierre Loubinoux UIC Director General and François Davenne UIC Deputy Director General

Message from Saeid Rasouli - Vice Minister and RAI President

JPEGOn 11 – 13 November 2019, the Railways of I. R. Iran (RAI), under the auspices of the International Union of Railways (UIC), will be hosting the 7th edition of UIC nextstation 2019 Conference in Tehran.

nextstation 2019 will be dedicated to the theme "Railway Stations Boosting the City". Being a subject of interest for the rail transport players and experts, the event will be a platform for decision-makers, representatives of industries and academic individuals to share information and exchange experiences concerning the latest developments on designing and operating rail stations across the world, stations governance, multimodality of stations, security, etc.
During the conference, we would like to discuss the future of railway stations’ needs with a systemic approach, its connectivity with the city and how the railway stations feed commercial and social ties.
Nowadays, policy-makers and transport activists pay serious attention to certain concepts such as commercialisation, economisation of activities, improvement of efficiency and quality of services. To achieve these goals, it is necessary to create certain conditions such as the modernisation of railway stations. In this regard RAI, as one of the largest rail networks in the Middle-East, is pleased to host the UIC nextstation 2019 for the first time in the region.
UIC and RAI look forward to meeting you in Tehran from 11 – 13 November.
Please join us at the nextstation 2019 Conference.