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Editorial                                                                                                           Summary

       By forcing half of the planet to be confined, the crisis re-                                                              Telling                                                               A brief
       minded us how mobile we are in our professional and per-                                                                 numbers                                                              history of
       sonal lives. And by depriving us momentarily of their use, it                                                                p. 7                                                             the metro
       proved the importance of public transportation in all of our                                                                                                                                      p. 8
       lives.  For  the  metro  belongs  to  the  mundane,  as  French
       author Georges Perec once said, “what happens everyday
       and comes back the next day, the banal, the day to day, the
       obvious, the common, the ordinary, the infra-ordinary, the
       background noise, the  usual”.

       Tomorrow, when the metro is back on track, perhaps we
       will be amazed by this robust and resistant machine, fluid                                                                                                An itinerary
       and without friction. Perhaps we will briefly realise how                                                                                                   under the
       innovative it is, before reintegrating it back into our day to                                                                                              open sky
       day, until we forget its presence. But until then, and star-                                                                                                    p. 10
       ting now, the metro will have to learn to live in a world                                                                The metro:
       scarred by crises that are deeper and deeper and repeated.                                                                 between
       We will have to get used to reacting and finding answers.                                                                  crisis and                                                         Meeting
       It will finally affirm its place in an ecosystem and contribute
       to structuring our collaborations with one another. In this                                                             opportunity                                                              with
       way, it can continue to do what it knows best: being the                                                                      p. 12                                                       Philippe Rahm
       backbone of our day to day, rigid enough to structure our                                                                                                                                        p. 16
       lives, but supple enough to bend to all possible futures.

       Pierre Verzat,
       Chairman of the Board of SYSTRA
                                                                                                                                                               A virtual metro

       Jérôme Ruskin,                                                                                                            The metro                at the service of reality
       Executive Director of Usbek & Rica                                                                                   in all its ordinary                        p. 18
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                                                                                                                                 questions                   The metro in 2035:
                                                                                                                                     p. 24                  three scenarios for a                   The metro

                                                                                                                                                            station of the future                       in SF
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