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    The role of ticketing technology in enabling MaaS

    2019-11-13T11:57:00Z

    As more transport operators look to adopt Mobility as a Service business models, traditional fare collection technology could be holding them back.

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    Digitalisation strategies drive Smart Transit

    2019-10-30T12:10:00Z

    The SmartTransit conference, organised by SmartRail World, is taking place on October 28-30 in Los Angeles.

  • The Rail Accident Investigation Branch makes 15 recommendations to improve safety in its report into the derailment of a tram at Sandilands in Croydon.
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    Comment: Safety first

    2019-10-04T14:02:00Z

    The LRSSB will build on work undertaken by the safety steering group following a derailment at Sandilands in Croydon which killed seven passengers. Will technology make travel safer? It certainly has the potential to do so, as recent developments in the tram sector have shown. Several ...

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    Reshaping urban mobility

    2019-07-01T09:14:00Z

    The role of urban rail is changing with the market. Automation and connectivity look set to disrupt the traditional modes of public transport provision.

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    Learning to adapt in a multimodal transport era

    2019-06-18T13:24:10Z

    Among the main messages from the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019 was that operators have to adapt to changing mobility needs as new modes emerge.

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    The art of public transport

    2019-06-07T08:57:47Z

    Next week, the international public transport community will come together in Stockholm for the UITP Global Public Transport Summit.

  • Siemens Mobility is providing its C2X technology for the Navya autonomous vehicles in Seestadt Aspern. (Photo: Harry Hondius)
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    Driving towards a digital future

    2019-05-08T09:48:55Z

    Siemens Mobility plans to focus on aspects of digitalisation at the forthcoming UITP Summit in Stockholm, presenting three key streams ahead of the event.

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    Digitalisation discussed at Asia-Pacific Rail

    2019-04-23T10:44:54Z

    The application of digital technology to metros was a core theme at the 21st Asia-Pacific Rail conference in Hong Kong.

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    UITP Stockholm 2019

    2019-03-29T09:00:00Z

    SPONSORED CONTENT: On 9-12 June 2019, the international public transport community, mobility decision makers and industry suppliers will come together in Stockholm for the UITP Global Public Transport Summit. With almost 130 years of history behind it, the UITP Global Public Transport Summit proudly remains the ...

  • CAF subsidiary RL Components presented a tram front-end produced using additive manufacturing on October 24.
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    Additive manufacturing: from cup holders to front-ends

    2019-03-22T08:00:00Z

    Additive manufacturing is emerging as a commercially viable option for producing components for transport applications, with CAF among the suppliers embracing the technology.

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    Nudging commuters to avoid the crush

    2019-01-29T11:28:32Z

    What would it take to make you change a daily habit? A small monetary incentive? Perhaps the more tangible reward of free food would do the trick. Tokyo Metro is pinning its hopes on the latter as it undertakes a two-week trial that could see commuters receive gifts ...

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    The winners and losers of Russian metros

    2018-09-14T12:33:15Z

    The 2018 FIFA World Cup highlighted some sharp contrasts between Russia’s metro networks.

  • The 2018 edition of the Singapore International Transport Congress & Exhibition took place in early July.
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    Digital transport and the challenges of urbanisation

    2018-07-19T15:28:35Z

    Digitalisation was the key topic of the SITCE conference in Singapore, held for the first time as part of the World Cities Summit.

  • Delegates had a chance to visit the exhibition that took place alongside the conference. (Photo: European Union, 2018)
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    Surveying a new mobility landscape

    2018-04-27T09:06:10Z

    Data, automation and new models of transport were just some of the talking points at Transport Research Arena 2018.

  • Paris metro Line 1 was automated in 2007-12, resulting in an average speed increase.
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    Automation speeds up metros

    2018-02-07T11:18:25Z

    The benefits of automated metros are well-known, apart perhaps from the higher speeds that automation brings.

  • In 2018 we will continue to see the digitisation of passenger credentials for entering and exiting a station, predicts Robert Sprogis, Director of Mobile at Cubic Transportation Systems.
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    Mobile technology ecosystems to transform travel in 2018

    2018-01-23T07:00:00Z

    This year will see the more widespread adoption of mobile-first infrastructure by transport operators, predicts Robert Sprogis, Director of Mobile at Cubic Transportation Systems, who says effective implementation will require an integrated strategy leveraging the total mobile ecosystem.

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    New York’s summer of hell

    2017-08-28T11:00:00Z

    Welcome to ‘the summer of hell’. As if the well-documented problems at New York’s Penn Station were not enough for the city’s commuters to contend with, Subway passengers are approaching the end of their collective tether as delays and disruption continue to mount on North America’s largest metro network.

  • The Boston metro is almost fully accessible, with most stations offering lifts (Photo: aphotostory / Shutterstock)
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    Making metros accessible

    2017-08-22T15:00:00Z

    What are the issues in making metro stations accessible for persons with reduced mobility?

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    Understanding Rail Wayside Energy Storage Requirements And Relative Costs For High-Power, High-Cyclable Technologies

    2017-05-28T14:53:00Z

    SPONSORED CONTENT: Continuing urban growth is driving increased demands on metro rail systems. To meet this demand, rail authorities are increasing the number of vehicles per train, number of trains per hour and operating hours per day. These changes result in higher electric energy consumption and higher ...

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    Keeping up with ticketing technology

    2017-03-03T15:01:51Z

    As transport ticketing technology moves ahead at a rapid pace, what are the similarities and differences in cities around the world?