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    Doors ordered for London Underground’s new Piccadilly Line trains

    2020-08-03T09:59:00Z

    UK: Knorr-Bremse’s rolling stock door subsidiary IFE has won its largest ever contract, covering the supply of door systems for the trainsets which Siemens Mobility is to build for London Underground’s Piccadilly Line. The ‘middle double-digit million-euro’ contract announced on August 3 ...

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    MaaS ticketing partnership

    2020-07-31T05:00:00Z

    TICKETING: Masabi and Helsinki-based Kyyti have announced a partnership to provide Mobility as a Service applications to transport agencies and operators. Masabi’s Justride SDK will be used to provide in-app ticketing functionality within Kyyti’s white label platform which supports MaaS and demand-responsive travel services, journey planning ...

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    Uber Transit Ticketing aims to make public transport visible and accessible

    2020-07-24T05:00:00Z

    USA: Uber Transit Ticketing has been rolled out across 13 public transport agencies in Ohio and Kentucky, enabling passengers to plan journeys and buy tickets using the taxi booking company’s app. This integration has previously been available in individual cities including Denver and Las Vegas, but ...

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    UrbanThings raises funding for smart mobility platform development

    2020-07-21T15:22:00Z

    UK: UrbanThings has raised a further £455 000 to support the development of its travel information, ticketing and customer insight platform, taking the total to £1·5m. ‘This fundraise will allow us to accelerate the development of our demand-responsive transit and smart mobility platform allowing transport operators ...

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    Mauritius light rail road-rail fleet delivered

    2020-07-20T11:27:00Z

    MAURITIUS: Road-rail vehicle specialist Zagro has supplied four Unimog U423 road-rail vehicles for the Mauritius Metro Express light rail line. Two are equipped for use by the line’s maintenance staff, and two for rescuing the line’s CAF Urbos light rail vehicles. ...

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    Siemens to resignal Buenos Aires Line D

    2020-07-17T15:18:00Z

    ARGENTINA: Buenos Aires metro authority SBASE has selected Siemens Mobility to install Communications-Based Train Control and a new passenger information system on the capital’s Line D.

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    Tram driver safety wristband under development

    2020-07-17T05:00:00Z

    UK: Edinburgh Trams is leading development of a wristband which would monitor and analyse tram driver fatigue and well-being, with trials are planned for later this year. Data from the wearable technology would be analysed in real time, triggering alerts at the operations control centre if ...

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    Škoda Transportation buys tram and bus maintenance business

    2020-07-14T10:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Škoda Transportation has agreed to purchase Ostrava public transport operator Dopravní Podnik Ostrava’s tram and bus maintenance business Ekova Electric. The KC416·3m transaction announced on July 8 is expected to be completed next year. A centre of competence will be developed in the ...

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    ‘Look, book and pay’ integration

    2020-07-13T05:00:00Z

    TICKETING: Fare payment technology company Cubic Transportation Systems and Intel’s journey planner development business Moovit are to co-operate to develop ‘look, book and pay’ technology for multi-modal journeys. The project builds on a partnership announced in January to integrate Moovit’s Mobility-as-a-Service APIs with Cubic’s Traveler app. ...

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    Calgary Transit deploys Masabi mobile ticketing

    2020-07-09T05:00:00Z

    CANADA: Calgary Transit has rolled out Masabi’s My Fare contactless mobile ticketing platform across its network, following a pilot project on four routes. Fare products available on the mobile app include monthly and day passes as well as single ride and airport tickets. The platform includes ...

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    Fare collection inclusivity with payment at shops

    2020-07-06T05:00:00Z

    USA: Customers of transport operators which use Cubic Transportation Systems’ TouchPass digital ‘fare collection as a service’ platform will be able to add stored value to their ticketing accounts at local shops under a partnership agreement with payments technology company InComm. The agreement will enable transport ...

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    O-CITY joins Visa Ready for Transit to help drive contactless payment expansion

    2020-07-02T05:00:00Z

    TICKETING: BPC Banking Technologies’ transport payment division O-CITY has joined the Visa Ready for Transit programme, saying this will help to accelerate the global availability of its contactless payment technology and encourage the wider adoption of contactless payment. O-CITY’s contactless payment technology for bank cards, mobile ...

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    AI helps metro operator manage social distancing on trains and stations

    2020-06-30T13:43:00Z

    PANAMA: Alstom has updated its Mastria multimodal operations management platform to help transport operators make real-time changes to their services, enabling passengers to comply with the social distancing requirements which have been implemented in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Mastria aggregates information ...

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    Information displays and text-to-speech buttons at tram and bus stops

    2020-06-29T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Braunschweig transport association Regionalverband Großraum Braunschweig has selected Teleste Corp and its local subsidiary iqu Systems to supply passenger information systems for all tram stops and selected bus stops across the city. Under the contract to be completed by March 2022, Teleste will supply 243 ...

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    Oslo to run metro CBTC over public mobile network

    2020-06-23T14:43:00Z

    NORWAY: Oslo transport operator Sporveien has decided to use a public mobile telecoms network to support its new metro signalling and train control system, entering into an agreement for Telia to provide the wireless communications backbone.

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    Immersive tram simulators

    2020-06-23T07:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Transurb has supplied Sydney light rail operator Transdev with five tailor-made simulators which use the TrainLab virtual training platform to replicate the city’s mixed fleet of Alstom Citadis X05 and CAF Urbos 3 trams. The supplier said Transdev had opted for ...

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    Dashboard to help passengers ‘travel smarter’ in Chicago

    2020-06-18T05:00:00Z

    USA: Chicago Transit Authority has launched an ridership information dashboard to help passengers avoid travelling at the busiest times during the coronavirus pandemic. CTA and the Chicago Department of Public Health have set capacity limits of 15 passengers on a standard bus and 22 on an ...

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    Metro de Barcelona tests UV light disinfectant

    2020-06-16T10:55:00Z

    SPAIN:· In addition to the regular daily cleaning of surfaces using conventional methods, Metro de Barcelona is working with cleaning companies and robot manufacturers to test the use of ultraviolet light for disinfecting trains, stairways, handrails and passenger circulating areas. The test sessions have taken place ...

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    Oberösterreich launches mobile ticketing

    2020-06-12T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Passengers using services operated by the 19 members of the Oberösterreich public transport association OÖVV can now buy tickets using a mobile device. The OÖVV mobile shop uses eos.uptrade’s TICKeos platform, with the OÖVV INFO app for iOS and Android now offering ticket purchasing as ...

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    Maglev flies from Germany to China

    2020-06-11T11:09:00Z

    CHINA: The first ‘production’ version of Max Bögl Group’s urban maglev vehicle has been delivered from München airport to Chengdu on an Antonov Airlines 124-100 Ruslan aircraft. The two-car unit will be used on a 3·5 km guideway which Max Bögl and ...