Firstly, it is with deep pain and sadness to inform that the former Editor-in-Chief of Urban Rail Transit, Dr. Bin Ning, passed away on June 14th, 2019. Dr. Bin Ning was a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Dr. Ning was also the former president of Beijing Jiaotong University, China. Dr. Ning developed the Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) technology and the integrated system which is currently widely applied in many urban rail transit lines of China. We greatly appreciated Dr. Ning’s contribution to Urban Rail Transit and mourned deeply for losing such a good Editor-in-Chief.
To continue the obligations of running the journal well, the board of Editors-in-Chief held a meeting on July 10th, 2019 and appointed Dr. Baoming Han as the new Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Xuesong Zhou as the Executive Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. Zhongheng Shi still acts as the Honorary Editor-in-Chief. Their appointments start from Sept. 1st, 2019.