Technology, data and business – Page 7

  • Karlsruhe regioKArgo freight tram (Photo: AVG/Michael Krauth)
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    Parcel tram software under development


    GERMANY: Public transport IT specialist INIT has been selected to develop the booking, transport management, payment and shipment tracking system for the RegioKArgo freight tram demonstrator project in Karlsruhe. The project aims to assess the feasibility of urban deliveries using trams rather than lorries and vans, ...

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    Made-to-measure accommodation bogies for tram refurbishment


    UK: West Midlands Metro commissioned depot equipment specialist Mechan to produce three bespoke accommodation bogies to enable its trams to be stored outdoors while their bogies are refurbished. Following the operator’s initial enquiry, Mechan engineers visited Wednesbury depot to measure the CAF Urbos 3 trams and ...

  • London Underground Piccadilly Line new Siemens Mobility train impression
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    London Underground detrainment equipment contract awarded


    UK: Siemens Mobility has selected Huntingdon-based composites specialist TRB Lightweight Structures to supply emergency evacuation equipment for the 94 Inspiro trainsets which it is to build to replace London Underground’s Piccadilly Line fleet from 2025. The evacuation doors, bridges and stairs are required to meet stringent ...

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    Football stadium graphics installed at London Underground stations


    UK: Transport for London’s commercial team worked with signage and large-format printing company Links Signs to install decorative graphics at five London Underground stations to mark the Euro 2020 football tournament. Wall graphics mimic the players’ tunnel at Wembley stadium, and there ...

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    Amazon backs transit-oriented development of affordable housing


    USA: Amazon’s Housing Equity Fund has committed to provide below-market financing to support the transit-oriented development of affordable housing in Seattle and Washington DC, with the aim of ensuring that moderate to low-income families can afford to live in areas with easy access to employment, schools, ...

  • Transport for London has awarded telecoms infrastructure provider BAI Communications a 20-year concession to provide mobile coverage on the whole London Underground network
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    London Underground mobile coverage concession awarded


    UK: Transport for London has awarded telecoms infrastructure provider BAI Communications a 20-year concession to provide mobile coverage on the whole London Underground network, with all stations and tunnels to be covered by the end of 2024. The neutral host network will be available for use ...

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    GMV to supply Barcelona tram fleet management system


    SPAIN: Alstom has awarded GMV a contract to supply a unified fleet operations management system for the Trambaix and Trambesòs light rail networks in Barcelona, covering their 41 Citadis 302 trams. GMV’s SAE-R platform uses GPS tracking in conjunction with odometers, balises, Tetra communications and ...

  • Firenze ELASTIC project
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    Elastic project stretches tram technology


    ITALY: Three trams and three tram stops in Firenze have been equipped with sensing, computation and communication capabilities as part of the Software Architecture for Extreme-ScaLe Big-Data AnalyticS in Fog CompuTIng ECosystems project to develop autonomous tram technology. The EU-funded €5·9m ELASTIC project is being ...

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    ICM Mobility acquires mobile ticketing and payment specialist Unwire


    DENMARK: ICM Mobility Group has acquired mobile ticketing and payment specialist Unwire, which offers a white label platform aggregating services ranging from traditional public transport to micromobility, paratransit, rideshare and other options. Features include multimodal trip planning and on-demand microtransit booking and scheduling. København-based Unwire ...

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    Facial recognition payment to be rolled out at Moscow Metro stations


    RUSSIA: A facial recognition based payment system is to be offered at all Moscow Metro stations by the end of the year, according to Deputy Mayor and Head of the Department of Transport Road Infrastructure Development Maxim Liksutov. The Face Pay technology is ...

  • Contactless payment (Photo: Monterey-Salinas Transit)
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    Californian contactless payment demonstration


    USA: Monterey-Salinas Transit has introduced contactless payment on its bus services as part of the Caltrans-led California Integrated Travel Project to improve travel planning and transit payments throughout the state. Caltrans is working in collaboration with Visa, payment gateway supplier Cybersource, back-office supplier Littlepay, SC Soft ...

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    Brussels tram turnout contract awarded


    BELGIUM: Brussels operator STIB has awarded Vossloh Cogifer Kihn a 10-year framework contract worth almost €40m for the supply of tramway turnouts. ‘By winning the framework contract, we successfully continue our long-standing business relationship with STIB’, said Vossloh executive board member Jan Furnivall on May 10. ...

  • Paris Metro MF19 train impression (Alstom, Avant-Première)
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    Alstom to supply I-CBTC for more Paris metro lines


    FRANCE: Paris transport operator RATP has awarded Alstom a contract to supply its I-CBTC onboard equipment for 44 steel-wheeled MF19 trainsets it is building for use on metro lines 10, 7bis, and 3bis. There are options for a further 47 trains for Line 3, 15 years ...

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    Very Light Rail rapid charger installed at Dudley test track


    UK: Furrer+Frey GB has installed an ‘ultra-rapid’ battery charge station at the Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre in Dudley, where the prototype vehicle for the planned Coventry VLR line is to be tested. Intended as a low-cost alternative to overhead electrification, ...

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    Thales to provide real-time access to Brescia metro CCTV


    ITALY: Thales has been awarded a contract to modernise the Brescia metro’s train-to-ground data communications to provide near real-time transmission of onboard CCTV images to the control centre, and provide the ability to share this video content with other security operators. The 14 km automated metro ...

  • Public transport users in Barcelona can now access a wide range of travel, local area and accessibility information as well as entertainment content through their mobile devices thanks to the use of smart tags.
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    Smart tags boost accessibility and provide localised content


    SPAIN: Public transport users in Barcelona can now access a wide range of travel, local area and accessibility information as well as entertainment content through their mobile devices thanks to the use of smart tags. Operator TMB has rolled out 9 100 of Neosistec’s ddTags ...

  • Stadler is to supply metro rolling stock to Atlanta from its factory in Salt Lake City.
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    Atlanta metro car braking systems ordered


    USA: Knorr-Bremse’s local subsidiary has been awarded a contract ‘in the lower double-digit million euro range’ to supply braking systems for the metro cars which Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has ordered from Stadler. The $600m rolling stock contract awarded to Stadler in early 2019 includes ...

  • CAF Jerusalem tram
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    Tram tracking and depot management contract awarded


    ISRAEL: CAF has awarded GMV a contract to supply an automatic vehicle location and depot management system for Jerusalem’s expanding light rail network. Based on GMV’s SAE-R software platform, the system will provide standard functions such as tram fleet tracking, driver communications and passenger information, ...

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    Metro driving and operations simulator provides comprehensive training facility


    SPAIN: A multi-functional metro operational control, driving and breakdown repair simulator suite has been installed in the Barcelona metro’s training centre at Hospital Clínic station. Developed by operator TMB and railway technology research centre CITEF, it supports a wide range of training exercises involving interaction ...

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    Quantum computing could provide a more resilient transport network


    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has formed a partnership with specialist technology company Q-CTRL to explore the use of quantum computing to increase the resilience of Sydney’s transport network. Possible applications include tackling complex problems such as updating schedules in real time if there is ...