Technology, data and business – Page 3

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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    Metros can capitalise on telecoms innovation

    2022-06-10T11:26:00Z

    The emergence of 5G networks and Fibre to the Edge technology means urban rail operators can now address some of the long-standing challenges of getting telecoms connectivity across the whole of their networks, benefitting passengers and operating staff alike, argues Dr Yong Hoon Kang, Chief Technology Officer at Solid Inc.

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    Route Learning System simulates a ride with an instructor

    2022-05-10T11:00:00Z

    USA: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority has begun using PTSI Transportation’s Route Learning System software suite to train light rail drivers in San Jose. Suitable for both classroom and home use, the Route Learning System provides detailed route maps and track diagrams synchronised with an annotated ...

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    Cape Town aims to be a laboratory for urban mobility

    2022-04-28T11:31:00Z

    SOUTH AFRICA: Plans to position Cape Town as a ‘laboratory for urban mobility in a developing world’ have been presented at an industry briefing on the city’s vision for a New Generation Technologies strategic framework and Integrated Ticketing Business Plan. ‘We have got a whole lot ...

  • Rennes metro
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    Rennes rolls out EMV contactless payment on STAR transport network

    2022-04-21T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Conduent Transportation has implemented a contactless EMV open payment system on the STAR public transport network in Rennes, which is operated by Keolis and used by 353 000 passengers/day. More than 1 500 validators with integrated EMV contactless payment functionality have been installed on the ...

  • West Midlands Metro tram
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    BowTie supports West Midlands metro expansion project

    2022-04-19T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Midland Metro Alliance which is expanding the West Midlands Metro light rail network has used BowTieXP software to develop a comprehensive database of risk assessments on the Edgbaston Village and Wolverhampton station extensions. Developed for the Light Rail Safety Standards Board, the software is ...