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Miryam Hernández joined UITP in 2006 to support the associations’ rail working bodies. Since 2012 she manages the Metro Division, coordinating the activities and reports of the Metropolitan Railways Committee and its global expert Platforms for metro operators (Operations, Fixed Installations, Electrical Installations and Safety systems, Rolling Stock, Observatory of Automated Metros). She also acts regularly as Programme manager for UITP rail-related events, and supports UITP Statistics projects and Training programmes related to metros. Miryam is Spanish and a language and intercultural relations specialist by training, with a degree from Universidad de Valladolid and academic years in Belgium, the UK and Ireland, before working for Brussels-based international organisations in the non-profit and research & innovation fields.


  • June 12: Counting chickens while they travel: urban mobility data and statistics

    2018 Automated Metro Statistics

    As of December 2018 there are more than 1,000 km of metro lines in Fully Automated Operation (FAO) worldwide. FAO lines are running in 42 cities, becoming a common site among metro systems, with nearly a quarter having at least one automated line. This poster presentation will summarize UITP's 2018 World Metro Report on Metro Automation, exploring the characteristics of automated lines, analysing the growth of the past decade, and offering a perspective on the future of FAO lines. Chinese cities are set to power a tremendous growth in FAO, with an expected tripling of all the automated metro kilometres worldwide by 2022 if all confirmed projects advance according to plan.