All of Hong Kong MTR Corp’s Airport Express Line trains have been refreshed with new seats and carpets. From October, single journey QR code ticket machines at the airport will enable passengers to buy AEL tickets using various means of e-payment, and a passenger information system will show real-time seat availability. ‘The further lifting of quarantine measures and the various large-scale international events in the pipeline will help to drive the recovery of air passenger flow’, said Hong Kong Transport Services Director Jeny Yeung.


Eos Uptrade’s eos.ticketing suite has been certified by VDV eTicket Service as being 100% compliant with the Germany-wide (((eTicket Deutschland standard. ‘It is important that our systems meet these requirements without any exceptions and that they were audited by an independent authority’, said the supplier’s CEO Mathias Hüske.

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Raised platforms have been installed at 25 tram stops on four streets in central Moscow. ‘They improve safety and are convenient for all passengers, including those with disabilities - the platforms are located on the same level with the car floor, making it easier and faster for people to get on and off’, said Maksim Liksutov, Deputy Mayor for Transport.

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Saft has begun delivering MRX batteries to Alstom for use on 183 automated trains that will run on Grand Paris Express metro lines 15, 16 and 17. The 130 Ah capacity battery systems based on the latest version of Saft’s MRX nickel batteries have a design life of up to 20 years and will provide back-up power for onboard signalling and control, security lighting, door control, communication systems, ventilation, air-conditioning, lighting and USB charging sockets.

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Commuter rail operator Keolis Downer Adelaide is using the IVU.pad extension of IVU Traffic Technologies’ integrated crew management product to enhance the efficiency of its rostering processes. Frontline staff can view scheduled work on their personal devices using IVU.pad and get in touch with the control centre rapidly whenever necessary.

Former Managing Director of Hong Kong Tramways Cyril Aubin has been appointed CEO of RATP Dev USA, and Chief Development Officer Matt Booterbaugh has been appointed to the new role of Deputy CEO. Both will operate from RATP Dev USA’s corporate headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas.