The Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications has commissioned a study to advise on the feasibility of privatising the sale of tickets for Manila’s urban rail services.

Infotec has won a £1·5m contract to supply platform and ticket hall display screens to 74 London Underground stations over seven years.

Zürich Transport has awarded Ascom a SFr63m contract to provide touch-screen ticket vending machines by 2008.

JCDecaux has won a 15-year contract to manage over 2000 advertising sites on Tianjin metro Line 1.

CAPTION: Zug station in Switzerland has been equipped with Roadster S+12K projectors which provide 8m by 3m information displays. Data on SBB trains and city transport services is combined by Ruf Telematik’s VisiWeb software for display on the large screens