Hamburg’s Hochbahn has appointed PSI Transcom to supply a depot management system to digitalise processes at its Farmsen and Billstedt U-bahn workshops. The PSItraffic/DMS platform will replace systems developed in-house by Hochbahn.


A 6·3 km elevated extension of Bengaluru’s Green Line from Yelachenahalli to Silk Institute opened for passenger services on January 15, after a ceremony the previous day. The five stations are being fitted with roof-top solar cells.


A €363m proposal for a 11·6 km tram line linking Pendolina to the Brescia exhibition grounds with 24 stops has been submitted to the government by transport authority Brescia Mobilità and the city council. It is envisaged that services could start in March 2029, subject to government funding being awarded.

Riga has once again begin taking delivery of Škoda 15T2 ForCity Alfa trams, which have been stored at the factory for about three years follwing allegations of impropriety at operator Rīgas Satiksme which are still under investigation.

gb Croydon tram Mitcham Junction

London Trams has completed the implementation of a Physical Prevention of Over Speeding system on all 35 trams. A recommendation following the fatal derailment at Sandilands in 2016, this will automatically apply the brakes and bring a moving tram to a controlled stop if it exceeds the speed limit at designated locations.


The intermediate station at Porte de Clichy on Paris metro Line 14 was inaugurated on January 28 by Ile de France Mobilites President Valérie Pecresse and RATP President & Director-General Catherine Guillouard. Providing interchange to Line 13, the station had been unfinished when the 5·8 km northern extension of the driverless metro line was inaugurated at the end of 2020.

Argyle main elevation

Chicago Transit Authority has revealed the designs for Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn, and Bryn Mawr stations which are to be rebuilt as ‘new, modern, larger, and fully accessible’ facilities by the end of 2024 as part of the $2·1bn Red & Purple Modernisation Phase One project.

München tram

Detailed plans are being drawn up for an extension of München tram Route 23 from Schwabing Nord via to a new residential area on the site of the former Bayern barracks and then east to the Kieferngarten U-Bahn station. An express bus or tram link is proposed between Kieferngarten and Am Hart stations.

Moscow Metro

Moscow Metro is to modernise its wi-fi network with the installation of 100 additional base stations, an increase in bandwidth and testing of the Wi-Fi 6 standard. In 2020 metro passengers have downloaded more than 24 petabytes of data via wi-fi; 50% of users had an Android devices, 49% iOS and 1% Windows Phone OS.


Jacobs has secured 13 positions on Transport for London’s renewed four-year Transport Planning & Impact Monitoring (including Health & Safety and Environmental) Services Framework. The lots include key service areas such as strategic modelling and bespoke analysis, transport scheme planning and design, and environmental assessment.


Washington metro passengers can now access the AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon networks in all tunnels on the network. The project was jointly funded by an agreement between Metro and the wireless carriers and addresses recommendations by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. ‘This is something we’ve been working with Metro and the carriers on for years’, said Senator Mark Warner. ‘The federal government and the region have made substantial investments in making this system safer and more reliable, from rebuilding tracks to introducing new rail cars, and now passengers will be able to use their cellphones underground throughout the system.’

Work is to begin this month on a 14-month, €86m project to modernise the central section of Hamburg U-Bahn Line 3 between Rödingsmarkt and Mönckebergstraße.

Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority, Masabi and Transit have launched account-based ticketing using the Tapp Pay app, with daily and rolling 31-day best-price fare capping. ‘Traditional transit fare systems have created a situation where customers who are least able to afford the upfront costs of a monthly pass end up paying more, but also end up travelling less by the end of the month’, said Brandon Policicchio, RTA’s Chief Customer & Business Development Officer. ‘This new fare capping technology solves this.’