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  • Signify has upgraded the platform lighting on the Sheffield Supertram network
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    Sheffield Supertram lighting improvements


    UK: Signify has upgraded the platform lighting on the Sheffield Supertram network, switching from SON-T lamps to Philips TrueForce Core LED Road 40W lamps which use 80% less energy while providing improved white light quality. The supplier estimates that the switch will save more than 800 ...

  • Contactless ticket validators can now be found across the NET tram network
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    Nottingham introduces multi-operator contactless fare capping


    UK: The final stage of the Nottingham Contactless scheme has gone live, with multi-operator daily fare capping now available on NET trams, Nottingham City Transport buses and Linkbus services operated by CT4N. The project has been developed by Nottingham City Council and the three transport operators ...

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    Montréal metro interlocking contract


    CANADA: Montréal transport operator STM has awarded Thales a contract to provide computer-based interlockings at a further eight metro stations. This is an extension of contract awarded in 2018 which covered signalling renewals at an initial eight stations and depots. The project aims to improve the ...

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    Data analytics collaboration aims to improve metro reliability


    SINGAPORE: Metro operator SMRT Trains and Thales are to collaborate in the use of data analytics, artificial intelligence and other digital technologies to support maintenance and operations on the North-South and East-West lines. Thales said efficiently mining data from control, supervision and communication systems would enable ...

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    Riyadh metro connectivity contract


    SAUDI ARABIA: Czech company Passengera has completed its largest contract to date, covering the provision of internet connectivity and wi-fi on the Riyadh metro which is nearing completion. ‘The project includes the design of the communications infrastructure, the installation of wi-fi in several different types of ...

  • Moovit TfL crowdedness app screen
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    App shows London Underground station usage in near real time


    UK: Intel’s Mobility-as-a-Service technology business is using open data feeds from Transport for London to tell Moovit app users how busy London Underground stations are, enabling them to opt to travel at quieter times. Users can view the displayed ‘busyness’ data in Moovit’s Station Details screen, ...

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    Keolis merges its digital services


    FRANCE: Keolis is merging all its public transport related data and software development activities into a single entity called Hove, formed from the words Hive and Move. Hove will take over the 110 employees of Kisio Digital and those of the data team of Kisio Services ...

  • Kuala Lumpur
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    Kuala Lumpur to build integrated control centre


    MALAYSIA: Kuala Lumpur urban rail operator Prasarana Malaysia Berhad has awarded Thales a contract to develop and equip an Integrated Control Centre to oversee operation of the city’s Kelana Jaya, Sri Petaling, Ampang and monorail lines. Due to be completed by April 2023, the control room ...

  • Littlepay Passenger-Contactless-Journeys
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    Integrating fare payments and payment information


    UK: Passenger, which produces fare payment apps and websites for a local public transport companies including Blackpool Transport, has teamed up with Littlepay to provide users of its apps with information about their contactless payments and fare caps. Littlepay says the partnership will enable it to ...

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    Mobile payment comes to Santiago


    CHILE: Passengers using the Santiago metro and EFE suburban trains are now able to pay for their travel using mobile devices, following an upgrade to the fare collection system. Spanish IT specialist Indra has renewed 1 120 ticket gates at stations on the seven metro lines ...

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    New York to trial platform screen doors


    USA: Platform screen doors are to be installed at three Subway stations in New York as part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s efforts to improve the safety of the metro network.

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    Tyne & Wear Metro puts Pop smart card fares on Android


    UK: Tyne & Wear Metro passengers can now use Google Pay on Android devices for pay-as-you-go travel at the same price as with the Pop smart card. Transport authority Nexus worked on the project with Google Pay, local company Nebula Labs which produced the mobile app, ...

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    Millimetre-wave radio data transfer trialled on the Madrid Metro


    SPAIN: Metro de Madrid and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid have tested a millimetre-wave radio system supplied by Israeli company Radwin to support data transfer between trains and between train and the lineside. Radwin said the tests showed that its TerraBridge mmWave radio technology can provide a ...

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    Mitsubishi Electric awarded New York CBTC contract


    USA: New York MTA has awarded Mitsubishi Electric Corp $62·65m contract to supply lineside communications-based train control equipment for the east end of the Subway’s Queens Boulevard Line between Kew Gardens/Union Turnpike and Jamaica/179th Street stations. Announcing the contact on February 20, Mitsubishi Electric said this ...

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    Brandenburg trials elastomer infills to create cycle-safe tramways


    GERMANY: Tram operator Verkehrsbetriebe Brandenburg an der Havel is testing bicycle-safe tram line cover profiles to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety in the city’s old town.

  • UrbanThings Littlepay Rider Notifications (1)
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    Ticketing partnership extends contactless travel options


    UK: Better usage insights and the ability to link concessionary fare entitlements to contactless bank cards are to be offered through a partnership between payments processing company Littlepay and ticketing, journey planning and passenger information platform provider UrbanThings. A unique ‘payment token’ will be generated using ...

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    Trams to be fitted with head-up displays


    EUROPE: Head-up display technology originally developed for cars has been adapted for light rail applications by Continental Engineering Services, which is planning a first deployment later this year. CES said the trend towards larger cab windows with low-set dashboards means that tram ...

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    Torino metro CBTC contract awarded


    ITALY: The city of Torino’s infrastructure manager Infra.To has awarded Alstom a €156m turnkey contract to supply its latest generation of communications-based train control and four additional trainsets for the automated rubber-tyred light metro Line 1. The CBTC supporting GoA4 unattended automatic operation will replace the ...

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    Automatic incident detection system for Swiss level crossings


    SWITZERLAND: Nokia has partnered with Schweizer Electronics to deploy its Scene Analytics technology to improve level crossing safety on Baselland Transport’s network. Nokia Scene Analytics monitors level crossings in real time using computer vision and artificial intelligence to detect any foreign objects on or near the ...

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    MTR Corp increases Octopus stake


    CHINA: MTR Corp has increased its stake in Octopus Holdings Ltd, the company jointly owned by a number of Hong Kong transport operators which provides the Octopus contactless smart card payment system and associated services. MTR Corp has acquired 2·78 million shares from Bravo Transport to ...