All Europe articles – Page 2

  • Osnabrück buses
    Urban news

    Check-in/Be-out bus ticketing on test

    2020-01-29T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: A Check-in/Be-out bus ticketing system with a best price guarantee is being tested by the Osnabrück municipal bus operator’s staff ahead of passenger use. Travellers check-in to the bus by swiping in the local public transport app VOSpilot to obtain a QR code travel authorisation. ...

  • gb-nexus-new-trains-tynemouth
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    Stadler to build Tyne & Wear metro fleet

    2020-01-28T12:59:00Z

    UK: Transport authority Nexus has selected Stadler to supply and maintain a new fleet of trains for the Tyne & Wear Metro, as part of a £362m investment package to modernise the 77·5 km network.

  • tn pl-warszawa hyundai rotem trams impression 2
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    Warszawa trams to have ultracapacitors

    2020-01-28T11:09:00Z

    POLAND: Medcom has selected Skeleton Technologies to supply energy storage systems as part of the traction packages that it is supplying for the next generation of Warszawa trams.

  • Vy train
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    Cost, time, convenience and carbon emissions to be included in journey planner

    2020-01-28T06:00:00Z

    NORWAY: National train operator Vy Group has appointed SkedGo to build a multimodal journey planner covering Scandinavia. Users will be able to tailor their trips according to personal preferences, emphasising cost, time, convenience or lowest carbon emissions. It will be possible to make searches based on ...

  • tn_cz-praha-metro-trains-depot.jpg
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    Praha metro car maintenance contract signed

    2020-01-27T15:13:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Praha city transport operator DPHMP has awarded Škoda Transportation a KC14·6bn contract to continue to service and maintain its Type 81-71M five-car metro trainsets for a further 15 years from the end of the current 10-year contract on December 31 2020. DPHMP operates a ...

  • Leeds bus (Photo: Martin Latus).
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    Bus Open Data Service to be launched

    2020-01-23T06:00:00Z

    UK: The government has announced plans to launch a Bus Open Data Service with the aim of making it easier for passengers to access information on bus routes, timetables, location and fares in England. The project will standardise and publish information which bus operators will be ...

  • Istanbul metro M11 ceremonial weld
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    Istanbul airport metro tracklaying begins

    2020-01-21T10:00:00Z

    TURKEY: The start of tracklaying on metro line M11 to Istanbul’s main airport was officially marked when President Erdoğan attended the welding of a ceremonial first rail at the future Gayrettepe terminus on January 18. The 37·5 km line is being built by a consortium of ...

  • es-Bombardier Flexity Valencia
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    Line 10 work resumes in Valencia

    2020-01-20T15:39:00Z

    SPAIN: Municipal operator FGV has resumed work to complete light rail Line 10 in Valencia. Originally known as tram line T2, work started in 2006 and was halted in 2011 on financial grounds, with around €200m having already been spent. Line 10 will eventually run from ...

  • tn_gb-croydon-tramlink-variobahn-sidings_01.jpg
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    Tram driving National Occupational Standards to be reviewed

    2020-01-20T06:00:00Z

    UK: Industry group UKTram is leading a project to review the existing Tram Driver National Occupational Standards. The tram driver standards were last updated in 2005, and the review is scheduled to be completed by June. NOS set out the skills, knowledge and understanding required to ...

  • Poltava trolleybus
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    EBRD urban transport programme finances Poltava trolleybus order

    2020-01-13T07:00:00Z

    UKRAINE: Poltava transport operator Poltavaelectroavtotrans has awarded Bogdan Motors an €8m contract to supply 40 trolleybuses by the end of 2020, financed using the first loan to be finalised under the European Bank for Reconstruction Development’s €250m Ukraine Public Transport Framework II programme. The ...

  • Crossrail tunnel
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    Elizabeth Line through central London now expected to open in summer 2021

    2020-01-10T17:13:00Z

    UK: The London Paddington to Abbey Wood central section of the Elizabeth Line is now expected to open in ‘summer 2021’. The full service from Reading and Heathrow Airport in the west to Abbey Wood and Shenfield in the east is now expected to commence by mid-2022, ...

  • Solaris Urbino 12 hybrid bus
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    Supercapacitor hybrid buses to reduce emissions at stops

    2020-01-10T07:00:00Z

    POLAND: Solaris has won an order to supply Ząbkowice Śląskie with seven Urbino 12 buses equipped with supercapacitor energy storage and an engine control system designed to reduce emissions at bus stops. The vehicles will have hybrid drives comprising a 120 kW electric motor powered by ...

  • Impression of Stadler tram for Darmstadt
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    First order for Stadler’s next generation of tram

    2020-01-06T13:06:00Z

    GERMANY: Stadler has won the first order for its next generation of trams, with a €62m deal to supply 14 vehicles to Darmstadt operator HEAG Mobilo. The trams will feature a driver assistance system with traffic sign recognition, a new design of bogie to optimise the ...

  • ru-trans-alpha-trolleybus-5298-krasnodar
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    ​ St Petersburg to boost trolleybus fleet

    2020-01-03T11:37:00Z

    RUSSIA: St Petersburg tram and trolleybus operator Gorelektrotrans has placed orders for 55 new trolleybuses as part of a programme to update its extensive fleet. Deliveries are expected in May and June 2020.

  • rs-novi-sad-bridge-ebrd-pic
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    CNG buses financed under EBRD Green Cities programme

    2020-01-02T15:43:00Z

    SERBIA: The European Bank for Reconstruction Development has signed the first loan under its Green Cities programme, covering the provision of €7m to enable Novi Sad’s city transport operator to purchase compressed natural gas fuelled buses. Scheduled to enter service this year as part ...

  • Passengers (Photo: Tony Miles)
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    Five predictions for the UK transport sector in 2020

    2020-01-02T08:00:00Z

    Rabih Arzouni, Chief Technology Officer of Transport at Fujitsu UK, shares his five predictions for what we could expect from the British transport sector in 2020

  • de-RMV-HandyTicket
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    PayPal travel payment now available in the Rhein-Main region

    2020-01-01T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Public transport users in Rhein-Main transport authority RMV’s ticketing region can now pay for travel using PayPal, which has been integrated into the RMV app and back office system supplied by Cubic Transportation Systems. Weekly and monthly passes can also now be purchased through a ...

  • St Peterburg Vitebsky station (Photo: Vladimir Waldin)
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    St Petersburg passenger rail investment agreement

    2019-12-26T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Governor Alexander Beglov has announced that the government of St Petersburg and Russian Railways have confirmed their intention to invest 500bn roubles developing passenger rail services in and around the city by 2030. This would include spending of 90bn roubles in 2020-25. The plans ...

  • es-extra long trams for Vitoria Gasteiz-1
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    Longer trams delivered to Vitoría-Gasteiz

    2019-12-20T08:00:00Z

    SPAIN: The first seven-section CAF Series 600 Urbos tram was presented at Ibaionso depot in Vitoría-Gasteiz on December 10, ahead of the start of overnight testing the following week. Three more were scheduled to be delivered from CAF’s Irún factory by the end of 2019. Three ...

  • fr-pau hydrogen bus
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    Hydrogen buses enter service on BRT route in Pau

    2019-12-19T12:00:00Z

    FRANCE: The Fébus bus rapid transit route in Pau was inaugurated on December 17, using a fleet of hydrogen fuel cell buses. Services on the 14-stop route are operated by Keolis using a fleet of 18 m long buses supplied by Van Hool. Connecting the city’s ...