Asia-Pacific Urban Rail Platform (APURP)
Following the end of Mr. Adi Lau Tin Sing's term as the Chairman of UITP Asia-Pacific Urban Rail
Platform (APURP), he has announced in the last meeting he chaired on Thursday, 21 March 2019 in
Hong Kong the appointment of new Chairman for APURP, Mr. Shahrin bin Abdol Salam, Senior Vice
President, Plans & Development, SMRT Trains Ltd., Singapore.
SMRT Trains has been very active and supportive of UITP activities and APURP since its establishment
in 2012. With Shahrin's international rail experience and his passion in rail, we believe that the platform
will continue to develop and excel under his leadership. Shahrin's 2-year term has started from 22
March 2019 and he will be chairing the next APURP meeting in Canberra on 11 November this year.
"I hope we can strengthen the close collaboration between the operators where we not only support each other,
but also to grow each other's strength through sharing of best expertise and experiences. It is also my wish to
see how the members can leverage on our platform to groom the next generation of leaders and professionals
in our rail industry; making it the industry of choice and an exciting future!" said Shahrin bin Abdol Salam.
Like to know more about the APURP members and meetings? Contact the UITP Asia-Pacific Regional
Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Participating members and meetings
Organisations participating in this Platform include: Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company
Limited (Bangkok), Bangkok Expressway & Metro PCL (Bangkok), Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.
(India), East Japan Railway Company (Tokyo), MTR Corporation Limited (Hong Kong), SBS Transit
Limited (Singapore), Seoul Metro (South Korea), Shenzhen Metro Group Co. Ltd. (Shenzhen), SMRT
Corporation (Singapore), Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (RapidKL) (Kuala Lumpur), Taipei Rapid
Transit Corporation (Taipei), Tokyo Metro Co. Ltd. (Tokyo), Metro Trains Melbourne Corporation (Melbourne).
Past meetings have been conducted in Perth (November 2012), Bangkok (June 2013), Singapore
October 2013), Tokyo (April 2014), Hong Kong (2014), Taipei (2015), Shenzhen (September 2015),
Kuala Lumpur (May 2016), Singapore (October 2016), Melbourne (April 2017), Tokyo (November
2017), Taipei (March 2018), Bangkok (November 2018) and Hong Kong (March 2019).
Next APURP meeting
The next Asia-Pacific Urban Rail Platform Meeting will be held on 25-26 March 2020 in Manila, Philippines.