Urban Rail Platform




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 chaired APURP meeting in Canberra on 11 November 2019.

"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 sue.chan@uitp.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), Department of Transportation (DOTr) (Mabalacat), East Japan Railway Company (Tokyo), 
Light Rail Manila Corporation (Metro Manila), MTR Corporation Limited (Hong Kong), PT MRT      
Jakarta (Jakarta), 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 RapidTransit 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), Hong Kong (March 2019) and Canberra
(November 2019).

Next APURP meeting

The next Asia-Pacific Urban Rail Platform Meeting will be held on 24-25 March 2020 in Manila, Philippines.