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

Comment: Safety first

2019-10-04T14:02:00+01:00By Karol Zemek

Will technology make travel safer? It certainly has the potential to do so, as recent developments in the tram sector have shown. Several manufacturers, including Bombardier, are developing tools that could help to prevent collisions and overspeed incidents.

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Reshaping urban mobility

2019-07-01T09:14:00+01:00By Yves Amsler

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

2019-06-18T13:24:10+01:00By Benjámin Zelki

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

2019-06-07T08:57:47+01:00

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)

Driving towards a digital future

2019-05-08T09:48:55+01:00By Dr Harry Hondius

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

Asia-Pacific Rail was held in Hong Kong in late March.

Digitalisation discussed at Asia-Pacific Rail

2019-04-23T10:44:54+01:00By Mike Baxter

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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Mixed success in São Paulo

2019-10-04T13:44:00+01:00

Toulouse has two metro lines, and a third is planned.

Toulouse: Transport investment for a growing population

2019-10-04T13:10:00+01:00By Stefan von Mach

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Oslo: Investing in a zero-emission future

2019-10-04T09:19:00+01:00By Toma Bačić

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Stockholm: Transport plans accompany housing development

2019-10-04T09:02:00+01:00By Benjámin Zelki

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Tram orders falling but still strong

2019-10-04T08:00:00+01:00

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