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  • Metro Report International

    Hastus software to be used for Paris metro workforce management

    2021-01-18T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Paris transport operator RATP is to use Giro’s Hastus software to replace several different applications which are used to roster metro drivers. This builds on previous work covering staff allocation on the city’s bus and tram networks. ‘Public transport is transforming rapidly, as is our ...

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    QR code ticketing to go live in Hong Kong

    2021-01-15T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: MTR Corp and electronic wallet company AlipayHK are to launch QR code payment on Hong Kong’s rail network on January 23. Passengers will be able to tap the entry/exit gates with a QR Code Ticket generated by an MTR Mobile or EasyGo app linked to ...

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    Paris tram depot to feature lightweight jacks and bespoke turntable

    2021-01-04T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: The depot for the Paris Tram 9 project is being equipped with a set of 18 lightweight lifting jacks and a bogie turntable supplied by CIM and its UK subsidiary Mechan. The 10 km route T9 with 19 stops will connect Paris-Porte de Choisy to ...

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    EMV Level 1 certification now offered in India

    2020-12-30T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: Fime has launched what it says is India’s first EMV Level 1 contactless payment technology testing laboratory and certification service, in support of the national Make in India programme. ‘Indian terminal manufacturers no longer need to travel overseas to obtain their EMVCo Level 1 contactless ...

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    Moscow Metro expands payment options

    2020-12-29T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Moscow Metro has worked with VTB bank, Google and Mastercard to enable passengers to use Google Pay on Android devices. Other payment systems are to be added. A smartphone with the screen turned on needs to be tapped on to the turnstile. ‘We see ...

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    CBTC gains Chinese certification

    2020-12-24T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The TSTCBTC 2.0 signalling system developed by the Thales SEC Transport joint venture has received China Urban Rail Certification from the National Development Reform Commission and the National Certification Accreditation Administration. ‘Thales is proud that our innovative TSTCBTC 2.0 signaling system ...

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    Tyne & Wear Metro introduces smartphone ticketing

    2020-12-22T10:22:00Z

    UK: Tyne Wear Metro passengers can now use an Android smartphone to pay for travel and open ticket gates, in a partnership between transport authority Nexus, Google Pay, mobile ticketing provider Yotra Ltd, ticketing and gating supplier Scheidt Bachmann and Newcastle-based software company ...

  • The Robel Cleaning System combines automated surface vacuuming with manual cleaning using 20 m long operator-controlled suction hoses which can reach difficult-to-access places.
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    Wiener Linien orders Robel tunnel cleaning vehicle

    2020-12-22T09:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Robel has won a tender to supply a metro tunnel and trackbed cleaning unit to the capital’s transport operator Wiener Linien. Delivery is scheduled for mid-2022. The Robel Cleaning System combines automated surface vacuuming with manual cleaning using 20 m long operator-controlled suction hoses which ...

  • The first stage of the light rail line in Canberra has opened.
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    Green financing for Canberra light rail PPP

    2020-12-22T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Light rail PPP concessionaire Canberra Metro has refinanced a A$280m debt facility using a green loan with climate bond initiative certification under low carbon transport criteria. The consortium of John Holland, Pacific Partnerships, Aberdeen Standard Investments and Mitsubishi Corp said this was the first ...

  • Tours Line A trams change from overhead to third rail power supply outside the SNCF station.
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    Tours deploys interoperable smartphone ticketing platform

    2020-12-21T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Conduent’s Seamless Transportation System contactless payment technology has been rolled out across 21 trams and 200 buses in Tours’ Fil Bleu transport network. Users download the Seamless Transportation System smartphone app and register to activate an account. They then present their smartphone at any onboard ...

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    Wabtec’s Metroflexx braking certified ahead of use on Grand Paris Express trains

    2020-12-15T05:00:00Z

    BRAKING: Tüv Süd has provided safety, quality and performance standard certification for Metroflexx, Wabtec’s ‘next-generation’ braking system for metro trains. Designed to significantly reduce the weight, energy consumption and life-cycle cost of a train, Metroflexx communicates with the train computer and traction equipment to optimise use ...

  • BVG has directly awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply a further 21 Flexity Berlin trams.
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    Tram order as Berlin approves investment programme

    2020-12-08T05:37:00Z

    GERMANY: The supervisory board of Berlin transport operator BVG has approved plans to purchase 107 new trams from Bombardier to continue the city’s fleet replacement programme.

  • Zhuzhou CRRC Times Electric Co has developed a condition-based maintenance planning platform for urban rail networks (Photo: Andrew Benton).
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    Smarter maintenance to support Chinese metro growth

    2020-12-04T13:12:00Z

    CHINA: Zhuzhou CRRC Times Electric Co has developed a condition-based maintenance planning platform for metro rolling stock which is to be expanded to cover all elements of urban rail networks. ZTEC said Foresee had been developed because of the difficulty of scaling-up traditional scheduled and fault-based ...

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    Reducing brake dust to improve air quality

    2020-12-04T08:47:00Z

    FRANCE: Paris transport operator RATP is testing Wabtec’s Green Friction braking materials, which are designed to help improve the air quality in tunnels by reducing the amount of microparticles emitted. Initial bench tests are simulating the operation of a MI09 transet operating on RER Line A, ...

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    Real-Time Asset Management research grants awarded

    2020-12-04T05:00:00Z

    USA: The Federal Transit Administration’s Real-Time Asset Management research programme has awarded grants totalling $1·37m to six projects which aim to enhance asset management and safety by deploying innovative technologies. Real-Time Asset Management project funding Sponsor Description Funding ...

  • Teleste is to supply passenger information, public address and CCTV systems as well as ultra-wide TFT display screens for the 43 five-car automated light metro trains which CAF is building for use on London’s Docklands Light Railway.
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    Teleste to supply Docklands Light Railway onboard systems

    2020-12-03T04:00:00Z

    UK: Finnish company Teleste is to supply passenger information, public address and CCTV systems as well as ultra-wide TFT display screens for the 43 five-car automated light metro trains which CAF is building for use on London’s Docklands Light Railway. Teleste will also supply software for ...

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    Account-based ticketing-as-a-service offered off-the-shelf

    2020-11-30T05:00:00Z

    USA: Ticketing technology company Masabi has worked with Regional Transit Service in Rochester, New York, to deploy what it says is the first account-based ticketing system powered by an off-the-shelf, MaaS-enabled fare payments-as-a-service platform. The RTS Go fare payment system, which is based on Masabi’s Justride ...

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    Russia sets out national metro standards

    2020-11-19T15:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The Federal Agency for Technical Regulation & Metrology Rosstandart has formally approved the first part of a planned set of national standards for the construction and operation of metro networks.

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    Contactless payment introduced in Adelaide

    2020-11-19T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Conduent Transportation has deployed a contactless open payment system for the Adelaide tram network, enabling passengers to use Visa, MasterCard and NFC-enabled smart devices to pay their fares. It uses Conduent’s Atlas platform, which was already used by the South Australian Public Transport Authority, with ...

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    Sydney travel app adds social distancing information

    2020-11-17T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Transport for New South Wales has worked with Amazon Web Services, digital services company Tigerspike and transport software developer AppJourney to add physical distancing and passenger occupancy notifications for Sydney Trains and metro services to the Opal Travel app. Passengers can receive real time alerts ...