Hitachi ABB Power Grids and SNC-Lavalin company Linxon have been awarded a turnkey contract to provide the power supply systems for the extension of the Kochi Metro from Petta to Thripunithura, including traction substations and the 750 V DC third rail electrification. ‘This project truly defines our vision of “from grid to vehicle” in the transportation segment’, said the supplier’s CEO Frédéric Trefois.


UVZ has been named preferred bidder for a 11·8m rouble contract to deliver three 100% low-floor four-axle trams to the Russian city of Nizhiny Tagil. UVZ is to supply its recently developed Type 71-415, a prototype of which is on test in Kolomna.

gb London TfL Go app

Transport for London has released an iPhone app which it has developed in-house. This provides information to encourage travel at quieter times to help maintain social distancing, suggestions for alternative routes and walking and cycling options, and accessibility information including a ‘step-free’ mode and easy-to-navigate views of all stations with street-to-platform accessibility. TfL intends to release an Android version later this year, with a further update to include live bus information, lift status and the location of toilets.


UrbanThings is to supply its Ticketless white-labelled software platform for three routes on the TrawsCymru multi-operator long distance bus network in Wales. The first covering three routes is planned for October, with a proposed second phase to extend it to the whole network next year. The system will be available in both English and Welsh, enabling passengers to purchase tickets via the website or mobile app, to reserve seats, and to see real-time travel information, including vehicle capacity in a new feature designed to help manage social distancing.