Technology, data and business – Page 2

  • Puerto Rico Tren Urbano, Universidad station (Photo Puerto Rico Tren Urbano, Universidad station (Photo: Moebiusuibeom-en/CC BY-SA 4.0).jpg)
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    Cubic to update Puerto Rican transport ticketing

    2022-11-01T05:00:00Z

    PUERTO RICO: The Puerto Rico Highways & Transportation Authority has selected Cubic’s Umo platform for the modernisation of fare collection on the San Juan area’s Tren Urbano metro and bus services.

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    Bringing Bonn’s transport modes into one app

    2022-10-31T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The BONNmobil app has been launched to provide a centralised way to book and pay for all modes of public transport in Bonn, including train, bus, rental bikes and e-scooters. ‘Thanks to our technology, passengers can use all connected mobility services with just one registration ...

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    RMV launches app as a step to MaaS

    2022-10-28T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Rhein-Main transport authority RMV which covers the Frankfurt region has launched the RMVgo app developed with Siemens Mobility company Hacon. RMVgo includes a journey planner, ticket purchasing and travel information and modes including taxis and car, scooter and bike sharing. There are options for expansion ...

  • Auckland CAF EMU (Photo CAF)
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    National public transport ticketing contract awarded

    2022-10-25T05:00:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems the National Ticketing Solution contract to supply an account-based ticketing platform for rail, bus and ferry services. Local transport authorities will decide on travel products and fares for their regions and control the ...

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    Hitachi Rail’s Maryland rolling stock factory under construction

    2022-10-18T09:03:00Z

    USA: Hitachi Rail has unveiled the final designs for the $70m factory being built in Maryland to serve the North American rolling stock market. The first contract to be fulfilled from the site in Hagerstown will be a March 2021 order to produce 256 Series 8000 ...

  • Connected Places Catapult and Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre
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    Very Light Rail R&D partnership

    2022-10-11T05:00:00Z

    UK: Innovation accelerator Connected Places Catapult has signed a memorandum of understanding to work with the Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation to align future R&D and support UK-based innovators in the transport sector. The MoU was signed at the Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre in ...

  • Boston subway train
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    MBTA introduces online applications for reduced fare cards

    2022-09-29T05:00:00Z

    USA: People with disabilities, including low vision, can now apply online rather than in person for smart cards providing free or reduced fares on Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority services around Boston. The process is available in English, Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese, and is accessible to screen ...

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    Active steering tested on Swiss tram

    2022-09-26T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Zürich start-up Traila has demonstrated a prototype sensor-based active steering system which is designed to significantly reduce the friction between tram wheels and rails, reducing noise, wear and dust. A simulation platform is being used to test the prototype in partnership ...

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    Predictive supply chain partnership

    2022-09-13T06:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Internet of Things company Stimio and tram and bus component supplier CBM have partnered to offer a predictive maintenance tool directly connected to spare parts supply services. ‘Our end-to-end solution frees our customers from the complexities of IoT projects, letting them focus on business data ...

  • Catherine Guillouard (Photo: D Prost)
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    Catherine Guillouard to leave RATP

    2022-09-01T12:56:00Z

    FRANCE: Catherine Guillouard is to step down as Chief Executive of RATP on September 30 for personal reasons, the Paris municipal transport operator announced on September 1. She will be replaced on a interim basis by Pierre-Alain Roche, who represents the French state on the RATP ...

  • Cairo Hyundai Rotem metro train order
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    Local production included in Cairo metro train order

    2022-08-25T13:29:00Z

    EGYPT: The National Authority for Tunnels has formally awarded a joint venture of Hyundai Rotem and National Egyptian Railway Industries Co a US$563·2m contract to supply 40 trainsets totalling 320 cars to increase capacity on Cairo metro lines 2 and 3. The trains are to be delivered ...

  • New York MTA combined commuter rail app screenshots
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    New York MTA launches combined commuter rail app

    2022-08-25T12:00:00Z

    USA: New York MTA has launched the TrainTime one-stop journey planning, ticket purchasing and real-time train location app for Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad commuter rail passengers. This was developed in-house by MTA, and replaces the eTix app and the previously separate TrainTime apps ...

  • Bank station
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    London Underground fits customised cable hangers

    2022-08-23T05:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has installed Ellis Patents’ Pegasus cable hangers as part of the Bank station capacity enhancement project. Specified through UK distributor ETS Cable Components, the hangers were chosen because their modular design meant they could be manufactured to the project’s specific requirements. ...

  • MTR Corp HKSTP
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    ‘Living lab’ to help develop transport technology

    2022-08-18T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: MTR Corp and Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corp have agreed a three-year collaboration framework which aims to enhance the transport operator’s services and customer experience and promote an open innovation and technology ecosystem by making use of innovative technologies and data and through ...

  • New York Subway CBTC roll-out-G Grice (7)
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    New York revises CBTC programme to prioritise reliability over peak-hour capacity

    2022-08-17T08:47:00Z

    USA: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority is to revise its programme to roll out communications-based train control across the Subway network under proposed amendments to its 2020-24 Capital Plan.

  • 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, ...