Technology, data and business – Page 10

  • ru-moscow-moskva2000-depot-exterior
    Metro Report International

    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.

  • tn_au-adelaide_tram.jpg
    Metro Report International

    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 ...

  • au Sydney Trains - (Andy Leung, Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    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 about ...

  • us New York MTA WhatsApp screenshot
    Metro Report International

    MTA uses WhatsApp to reach more New Yorkers

    2020-11-13T05:00:00Z

    USA: New York subway and bus users can now communicate with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in real time using the WhatsApp messaging platform. MTA expects this to prove especially helpful for non-native English speakers, with frontline personnel from the Digital Communications Unit using Google Translate to ...

  • my-Trelleborg LRT3 trackform-2
    Metro Report International

    Klang Valley LRT3 embedded track contract awarded

    2020-11-12T05:00:00Z

    MALAYSIA: LLC Infra has awarded Trelleborg a contract to supply 1 786 m of its Vector embedded track for use on the Light Rail Transit Line 3 metro project in the Klang Valley, which is under construction for opening in 2024. Vector will ...

  • mn-urban cable car Ulaanbaatar
    Metro Report International

    Ulaanbaatar’s yurt settlements to be served by cable car

    2020-11-09T06:24:00Z

    MONGOLIA: A consortium of French aerial transport specialist Poma and rail consultancy Egis is to build an urban cable car route in Ulaanbaatar.

  • ca Calgary ticket validator
    Metro Report International

    Ticket validators give operator multiple options

    2020-11-03T05:00:00Z

    CANADA: Software-agnostic ticket validator supplier Access-IS is supplying more than 1 000 of its VAL1000 devices for the roll-out of Masabi’s MyFare contactless mobile ticketing at Calgary Transit. The validation units are powered by Masabi’s Justride Inspect software. Passengers scan dynamic and encrypted mobile passes when boarding ...

  • Stadtwerke Osnabrück
    Metro Report International

    Check-in/Be-out ticketing goes live

    2020-11-02T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Following testing, municipal operator Stadtwerke Osnabrück has gone live with Check-in/Be-out bus ticketing using the YANiQ app based on the XiXo platform. Passengers swipe to check in, and the system automatically logs them out when they alight. Users receive a bill at the end of ...

  • San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems a contract to supply a real-time passenger information system for the Muni light rail and bus network.
    Metro Report International

    Updating information for the ‘less-stressed traveller’

    2020-10-27T05:00:00Z

    USA: San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems a contract to supply a real-time passenger information system for the Muni light rail and bus network. This will include upgraded software for more accurate prediction of vehicle arrival times, multimedia LCD signs at rail platforms ...

  • tn_us-MBTA_commuter_train.jpg
    Metro Report International

    Boston commuter operator hit by ransomware attack

    2020-10-21T09:13:00Z

    USA: Boston commuter rail operator Keolis Commuter Services was subjected to a ransomware attack on its computer systems on the morning of October 10. The company’s threat detection systems alerted the operator, which deactivated its network within a few hours. Employee data may have been stolen, but ...

  • au-adelaide-tram-town-hall
    Metro Report International

    Adelaide tram software contract

    2020-10-19T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Torrens Connect joint venture of John Holland, UGL and bus operator Torrens Transit selected Trapeze to supply planning and scheduling software software to support its succesful bid for the Adelaide tram operating contract, leading to a subsequent long-term roll-out. ‘Using the Trapeze software to ...

  • ru Moscow metro-front image1
    Metro Report International

    Batteries to keep Moscow Metro trains moving

    2020-10-16T08:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The Moskva-2020 trainsets which Transmashholding company Metrowagonmash is supplying for the Moscow Metro are being fitted with underfloor emergency battery traction systems from Saft which enable them to run for up to 6∙5 km without external power. This is intended to enable the trains to ...

  • Metro de Sevilla.
    Metro Report International

    Metro de Sevilla goes contactless

    2020-10-13T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Metro de Sevilla has worked with Mastercard and Banco de Santander on a €0·5m project to introduce the ability to pay for travel using contactless bank cards or mobile phones. The fares charged are equivalent to those applying to the existing smart card, rather than ...

  • in Delhi iATS
    Metro Report International

    Make in India indigenous CBTC under development

    2020-10-05T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: Delhi Metro Rail Corp has unveiled a prototype version of i-ATS, an indigenous automatic train supervision system being developed under a programme to produce ‘Make in India’ communication-based train control technology. The programme is intended to reduce significantly Indian metros’ dependence on European and Japanese ...

  • tn_us-bart_new_generation_train.jpg
    Metro Report International

    BART CBTC contracts awarded

    2020-10-01T15:55:00Z

    USA: Hitachi Rail STS USA has been formally awarded a $798m contract to design, supply and install lineside and onboard communications-based train control equipment on the San Francisco Bay Area’s 200 km BART network. Replacing the existing fixed-block signalling with CBTC forms a key element of the ...

  • kr Seoul square (Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    Voice-operated ticket vending machine developed

    2020-09-28T05:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: MediaZen is developing a voice-activated ticket vending machine which will provide passengers with a non-contact means to buy tickets by speaking either Korean or English. Pilot deployments are planned for November at two airport stations which are used by many international passengers MediaZen said its ...

  • us Automated bus impression Highway_09-30-2019
    Metro Report International

    Automated bus specification completed

    2020-09-25T05:00:00Z

    USA: A performance specification has been developed by the Automated Bus Consortium, which was formed to bring together transport agencies to facilitate collaborative decision-making, undertake collective pilot projects in various live service environments and combine their purchasing power. The specification combines the American Public Transportation Association’s white ...

  • ca-vancouver-broadway-extension-map
    Metro Report International

    Vancouver Broadway Subway CBTC contract awarded

    2020-09-24T11:26:00Z

    CANADA: The Acciona-Ghella consortium which is to design and build Vancouver’s Broadway Subway has awarded Thales a contract to supply SelTrac CBTC signalling. The Broadway Subway running 5·7 km from VCC-Clark west to Arbutus Street forms a six-station extension of the existing ...

  • es AccessRenfeCercaniasMálaga
    Metro Report International

    Contactless payment introduced on Málaga suburban network

    2020-09-24T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Indra has deployed contactless EMV bank card payment on RENFE’s Málaga suburban services. Passengers pass through the entry and exit gates by holding their bank card or suitable mobile device over the sensor. Indra’s Mova Collect fare collection system then charges the appropriate single fare for ...

  • gb UrbanThings
    Metro Report International

    UrbanThings launches social distancing technology

    2020-09-21T05:00:00Z

    UK: Ipswich Buses has deployed social distancing technology which has been developed by UrbanThings using a grant awarded by innovation agency Innovate UK. Integrated into the existing mobile ticketing platform, this uses live vehicle occupancy data to generate predictions of future rider numbers which are ...