Boston Green Line new Babcock Street stop

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has completed the $29m B Branch Station Consolidation project, replacing four light rail stops on Boston’s Green Line with two at Amory Street and Babcock Street to speed up services and provide enhanced accessibility.

SNCF Réseau has appointed Systra to update studies, draw up specifications and assist with the choice of technology for the deployment of automatic train supervision on Paris RER lines B and D. Systra said ATS+ could automate repetitive supervision and control tasks, optimise the use of infrastructure capacity, support better handling of disruption and improve passenger information provision.

Moscow metro bank card payment

All of Moscow Metro’s turnstiles will accept contactless bank cards by the end of 2022, the city’s Department of Transport has announced. The average number of bank card payments per day has more than doubled from 247 000 in February to 523 000 in September.

Lyon transport authority Sytral has appointed a consortium of Systra, Presents, Ilex, Transitec and Strates to provide project management services for the future tram route T10. The planned orbital line will serve the south of the city, which contains poorly served and underprivileged neighbourhoods as well as the Gerland biotechnology area.


Bangkok Metropolitan Administration expects to complete a feasibility study for the 16·5 km first phase of the proposed Grey Line monorail during March. Development of the line it planned in three phases totalling 40 km.

The Operation Lifesaver safety programme has awarded $107 000 in grant funding for safety awareness campaigns at Florida’s SunRail and Brightline, New York’s Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad, Metro Transit in Minneapolis and New Orleans RTA.

Bonn tram

Stadtwerke Bonn has been awarded €8·17m of Land funding for track renewals on the city’s light rail network.