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  • Istanbul metro M5 station
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    Istanbul Line M5 CBTC contract awarded

    2021-11-26T12:22:00Z

    TURKEY: Alstom is to supply, test and commission communications-based train control systems for the 11 km Çekmeköy-Sancaktepe – Sultanbeyli eastern extension of the driverless metro Line M5 on the Asian side of Istanbul.

  • Thales Grand Paris Express ticket gate
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    Grand Paris Express fare collection contract

    2021-11-23T14:28:00Z

    FRANCE: Société du Grand Paris has selected Thales and IER’s Easier business to supply revenue collection systems for Grand Paris Express automated metro lines 15, 16, 17 and 18. The contract includes the supply of almost 500 ticket office and self-service ticket ...

  • Metra train
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    Metra ticket machine contract aims to eliminate on-train cash sales

    2021-11-23T05:00:00Z

    USA: Chicago commuter rail operator Metra has awarded VenTek International a two-phase contract worth up to $70m to supply 650 ticket vending machines and provide five years of maintenance, so that all 242 stations will have a TVM. The weather-hardened machines meeting accessibility requirements will accept ...

  • Long reaction application
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    Custom tool developed for London Underground train maintenance

    2021-11-12T12:45:00Z

    UK: Norbar Torque Tools’ specialist engineering department has developed a unique tool to meet London Underground’s requirements for removing and refitting the inter-car coupler mounting bolts on the Victoria Line fleet. The coupler mounting on the Bombardier Transportation trainsets has four bolts with a significant boss ...

  • Krakow tram depot
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    Tram bogie on test

    2021-11-11T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Stadler has begun dynamic test of its TINA tram bogie, which is designed to improve ride quality while reducing noise and wear of the moving parts. The bogie is being tested in Kraków on a Tango tram which was built for research purposes. This is ...

  • Shanghai Line 5 CBTC testing
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    Metro turnback time cut during testing

    2021-11-02T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The average time taken to turn back trains on Shanghai’s automated metro Line 5 has been cut by 26 sec to 86 sec during testing, paving the way for the operation of more frequent services. The line is equipped for attended driverless operation to Grade ...

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    Tyne & Wear Metro deploys monitoring drone

    2021-10-27T08:00:00Z

    UK: Transport authority Nexus has begun using a Matrice 300 RTK drone to monitor the 77 km Tyne & Wear Metro network. The unmanned aerial vehicle is currently equipped with a L1 sensor for lidar surveys, P1 sensor for photogrammetry and imaging and H20T for thermal ...

  • Berlin transport operator BVG has selected three partners to develop the next generation of its Fahrinfo journey planning app and establish a central ticket sales platform.
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    Berlin transport app to offer an ‘all-round package for seamless mobility’

    2021-10-26T09:02:00Z

    GERMANY: Following two Europe-wide tenders, Berlin transport operator BVG has selected three partners to develop the next generation of its Fahrinfo journey planning app and establish a central ticket sales platform to create ‘an all-round package for seamless mobility’. Siemens Mobility subsidiaries Hacon and eos.uptrade will ...

  • GRAMMER UBILITY LIGHT_02
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    Seat designed for facing in either direction

    2021-10-26T05:00:00Z

    SEAT: Grammer has launched its Ubility Light seat, which is designed with ‘innovative minimalism’ to enable passengers on high-density urban trains and buses to sit facing in either direction without the need for any conversion. The seat has an ultra-lightweight aluminium frame ...

  • Calypso Keyple graphic
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    Open-source framework aims to facilitate faster and cheaper development of ticketing software

    2021-10-25T05:00:00Z

    TICKETING: Not-for-profit contactless ticketing body the Calypso Networks Association has announced Eclipse Keyple 2·0, an open source framework to facilitate the development of software for ticketing terminal applications compatible with both Calypso and proprietary specifications. This is intended to significantly lower the time and cost to ...

  • Jakarta ticketing contract
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    Greater Jakarta integrated ticketing contract awarded

    2021-10-22T08:00:00Z

    INDONESIA: Greater Jakarta metropolitan area transport fare agency PT Jakarta Lingko Indonesia has awarded a consortium of electronic payments company Jatelindo Perkasa Abadi, Thales, mobility-as-a-service specialist Lyko and payment processing company Aino an eight-year contract to deploy, operate and maintain a ticketing and MaaS platform covering ...

  • South Korean hydrogen fuel cell tram project
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    Hydrogen fuel cell tram development project launched

    2021-10-21T05:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: A hydrogen-electric tram demonstration project has been launched by the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy, which aims to adapt existing automotive hydrogen technologies for rail use to develop a strong position for South Korean suppliers in the global light rail market. ‘While we ...

  • Dubai Metro (Photo: Dubai Roads & Transport Authority)
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    Thales awarded Dubai metro signalling contract

    2021-10-18T05:00:00Z

    UAE: Dubai metro operating contractor Keolis-MHI JV has appointed Thales to provide corrective maintenance, on-demand enhancements, repairs and spare parts for the signalling and communication systems. Thales’ management system is intended to optimise energy consumption and improve the overall connectivity, efficiency and performance of the metro ...

  • Marseille platform screen doors
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    Platform edge gates ordered for Marseille metro automation programme

    2021-10-06T13:00:00Z

    FRANCE: A €60m contract for the supply of platform edge gates as part of the conversion of Marseille’s two-line rubber-tyred metro to driverless operation has been awarded to Wabtec subsidiary Faiveley Transport, Eiffage Génie Civil Méditerranée and Eiffage Energie Systems Mediterranee. The 62 platforms at the ...

  • Impression of Stadler tram for Darmstadt
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    Aircraft component supplier wins Stadler tram order

    2021-10-05T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Lightweight aircraft materials supplier Elbe Flugzeugwerke has announced its first contract to supply rolling stock components to Stadler Rail, saying the order is a milestone in the expansion of its activities in the rail sector. The initial order covers the supply of durable floor panels ...

  • Blackpool Flexity tram and bus
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    Blackpool Transport radios go digital

    2021-10-04T05:00:00Z

    UK: TES Communication Solutions is to replace the analogue radio equipment on Blackpool Transport Services’ tram and bus fleets with a digital system. This will include ‘independent and resilient’ wide-area voice and data backhaul infrastructure to provide continuity of operations in the event of power cuts ...

  • Hacon and Deutsche Telekom MaaS
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    Deutsche Telekom commissions Hacon to develop German MaaS platform

    2021-09-24T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Telekom has commissioned Hacon to develop a Mobility-as-a-Service platform by June 2022, including web, Android and iOS apps. The Siemens Mobility subsidiary is to develop a MaaS platform that can facilitate door-to-door travel using public transport, on-demand services, new mobility providers, taxis, bicycles or ...

  • The Federal Council has approved the Mobility Data Ordinance, which obliges transport agencies to provide data on timetables, routes and fares for inclusion in a single national Mobility Data Marketplace.
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    Transport information to be made available on Mobility Data Marketplace

    2021-09-23T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The Federal Council has approved the Mobility Data Ordinance, which obliges transport agencies to provide data on timetables, routes and fares for inclusion in a single national Mobility Data Marketplace. The aim is to facilitate the development of app-based transport information services, and to make ...

  • SmartMMI smart window
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    SmartWindow trials begin on Karlsruhe tram-train

    2021-09-17T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: SmartWindow technology for displaying live and context-based journey information on vehicle windows is being tested on a tram-train operated by AVG in Karlsruhe. The six-month trial starting this month will be used to assess the situations under which passengers will interact with the SmartWindow, which ...

  • Test 2021-06-26 - 132mins - hi-res
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    Bespoke London Underground doors pass fire test

    2021-09-14T05:00:00Z

    UK: Rhino Doors has successfully fire-tested bespoke self-closing doors designed for the cross passages of Transport for London’s Moorgate station. The doors are intended to provide passengers with reduced mobility with a place of refuge during emergencies, and feature panic bars and vision panels. The double-leaf ...