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  • Hyundai Rotem tram design concept
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    Tram subsystem framework agreement signed

    2022-08-08T13:16:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Knorr-Bremse has signed a framework agreement to supply Hyundai Rotem with subsystems for more than 200 light rail vehicles in 2023-28. Valued in the ‘mid-double-digit million-euros’ range, the agreement announced on August 8 covers ‘field-proven and robust’ electro-hydraulic braking systems including sanding equipment and magnetic ...

  • São Paulo Line 6 construction works aerial view (Photo: Concessionária Linha Universidade)
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    São Paulo metro Line 6 financing secured

    2022-08-05T09:26:00Z

    BRAZIL: São Paulo metro Line 6 PPP consortium Concessionária Linha Universidade has closed a R$6·9bn financing deal with development bank BNDES. The consortium of Acciona (47%), Societe Generale (39·7%), Stoa (12·3%) and Transdev (1%) said the R$18bn public-private infrastructure project to build the 15·3 km line ...

  • Singapore refurbished escalator (Photo: SMRT)
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    Metro escalator refurbishment matches speed to the time of day

    2022-08-05T05:00:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Otis has completed a six-year project to refurbish 231 escalators at 42 stations on the North-South and East-West metro lines, installing additional safety features, improving efficiency and enabling operation at different speeds depending on the time of day. The escalators are programmed to move at ...

  • Helsinki trams (Photo: Jori Samonen/Pixabay)
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    Helsinki smart ticketing contract

    2022-08-04T04:00:00Z

    FINLAND: Helsinki regional transport authority HSL has awarded Conduent Transportation a contract to supply fare collection equipment for buses, trams, trains, metros and ferries. There were 238 million passenger boardings on these services in 2021. The first phase of the project is scheduled to begin in ...

  • Bosch collision warning system
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    Parramatta tram collision warning system

    2022-08-02T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: A collision warning system developed by Bosch is to be installed on the 13 seven-section trams that CAF is to supply for Stage 1 of the Parramatta Light Rail network in western Sydney. The 12 km, 16-stop Stage 1 connecting Westmead to the Parramatta CBD, ...

  • de-IOKI-faehrt-zum-Bahnhof-in-Bad-Birnbach-data
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    Mobility+ looks at technology and the last mile

    2022-07-28T04:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Mobility+ is a new zone at InnoTrans where providers of services such as apps, shared mobility, travel information, booking and payment, drones and last-mile innovations can highlight their products. ‘This is where companies exhibiting new mobility services can meet domestic and international transport companies, transport ...

  • Yarra Trams Chief Executive Julien Dehornoy and solar panels
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    Solar panels installed on Yarra Trams depot

    2022-07-26T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Melbourne’s Yarra Trams has commissioned 100 kW of solar panels installed on the roof of its Southbank depot, the first of seven depots to be equipped with a total of 200 solar panels to produce over 550 MWh/year. Installed with funding support from the Victorian ...

  • Makkah metro control room
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    Makkah metro communications upgraded for Hajj operations

    2022-07-25T05:00:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Hytera has replaced the communication systems on the Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah metro line in Makkah which only operates during the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Hytera said the existing communication system, which had been running since the 18 km line opened in November 2010, had ...

  • Dudley Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre Furrer and Frey charger (3)
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    Very Light Rail overhead charger commissioned at Dudley test facility

    2022-07-18T11:35:00Z

    UK: A rapid battery charger which supplier Furrer+Frey says is the first of its kind for a rail application has been commissioned at the Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre in Dudley. This will enable testing of the automated rapid charging capability of the prototype ...

  • Incofer DMU, loco and coach
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    Central bank to roll out national contactless transport payment system

    2022-07-07T12:00:00Z

    COSTA RICA: The SINPE-TP national electronic payment system for public transport is being rolled out on trains and buses by central bank BCCR, which estimates that contactless payments for public transport could reduce cash payments nationwide by 25%. Announcing a contract to provide BCCR with a ...

  • HID Global has launched its TripTick Halo ticket reader
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    HID Global launches multi-system ticket reader

    2022-07-01T05:00:00Z

    USA: HID Global has launched its TripTick Halo ticket reader, combining near-field communication, QR/barcode and contactless EMV payments in a single onboard device which can be mounted on a surface, pole or desk. Unveiled at the Transport Ticketing Global exhibition in London on June 28, the ...

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    Unicard and Amdocs announce account-based ticketing platform

    2022-06-29T14:16:00Z

    TICKETING: Unicard and Amdocs are co-operating to use their account-based ticketing and cloud-based payment platforms to offer a multi-mode and multi-operator ‘tap-in, tap-out’ ticketing system for rail, tram, bus and micromobility services. Anthony Goonetilleke, Group President of Technology & Head of Strategy at Amdocs, said the ...

  • UrbanThings suite
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    Paragon ID acquires UrbanThings

    2022-06-29T08:55:00Z

    UK: Ticketing, payment and identification company Paragon ID has acquired UrbanThings, which develops passenger information, vehicle tracking, digital ticketing and analytical systems. The deal was announced at the Transport Ticketing Global trade fair in London on June 28, with Paragon ID commenting that UrbanThings had key ...

  • Moscow Central Ring
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    Double-deck trains considered for Moscow Central Ring

    2022-06-23T10:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The use of double-deck trains on the 54 km Moscow Central Ring line is being studied, as ridership has reached 550 000 passengers/day and the infrastructure is now at maximum capacity. Maksim Liksutov, Deputy Mayor for Transport, said the domestic production of double-deck electric trains ...

  • MTR Corp and Hong Kong Cyberport Management Co Ltd have signed a memorandum of understanding for a two-year collaboration to invest in digital technology start-ups.
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    MTR Corp to invest in start-ups

    2022-06-22T08:00:00Z

    CHINA: MTR Corp and Hong Kong Cyberport Management Co Ltd have signed a memorandum of understanding for a two-year collaboration to invest in digital technology start-ups. The MTR Lab and Cyberport Macro Fund will select start-ups from Cyberport’s ecosystem that have potential and suit MTR’s rail ...

  • Moscow trams (2)
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    Smart turnouts to be installed on Moscow tram network

    2022-06-17T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The roll-out of an automatic route-setting system on the Moscow tram network has begun with the first test deployment near the Kursk railway station. Equipment fitted to a Vityaz low-floor trams transmits the required route to the turnout, which changes automatically ...

  • NERIC agreement
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    Egyptian rolling stock localisation agreement signed

    2022-06-16T05:00:00Z

    EGYPT: The National Egyptian Railway Industries Co joint venture has signed an agreement with Hyundai Rotem for the local assembly of 40 metro trains totalling 320 cars to be deployed on Cairo metro lines 2 and 3. NERIC said the localisation agreement signed when a delegation ...

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    Mexican transport ticketing modernisation partnership

    2022-06-15T13:00:00Z

    MEXICO: Fare-payments-as-a-service company Masabi and Mexican consulting, engineering and project company Ibergex have announced a ‘strategic relationship’ to supply ticketing and payment technology in Mexico. This will combine Masabi’s Justride software platform with Ibergex’s resources and experience of the Mexican public transport market. The companies aim ...

  • Operator and university to collaborate on railway technology
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    Operator and university to collaborate on railway technology

    2022-06-15T10:00:00Z

    CHINA: MTR Corp, MTR Academy and Hong Kong Polytechnic University have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore innovative railway technologies including smart asset and operations management and intelligent maintenance. The three-year partnership aims to bring together the railway expertise of MTR Corp and MTRA with ...

  • Queensland ticket gate (Photo Cubic Transportation Systems )
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    State-wide contactless ticketing deployment gets underway in Queensland

    2022-06-13T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Contactless payment is now available on Brisbane’s Ferny Grove suburban rail line, as a trial ahead of a large-scale deployment across Queensland’s rail, bus and ferry services under transport agency Translink’s A$371m Smart Ticketing project.