Technology, data and business – Page 8

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    Trapeze launches intelligent transport software business


    NORTH AMERICA: Trapeze Group Americas has launched its Vontas business unit, which will focus exclusively on software for real-time intelligent transport applications such as yard management and fare collection. Trapeze will continue to offer mobility on demand, mobility-as-a-service, planning and scheduling, asset management, workforce management and ...

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    Dubai RTA picks Keolis-led joint venture to operate metro and tram networks


    UAE: Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority has selected a Keolis-led consortium to operate and maintain its metro and light rail networks for nine years with options for up to a further six.

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    Construction of Integrated Train Testing Centre begins


    SINGAPORE: Construction of Land Transport Authority’s Integrated Train Testing Centre was launched by Minister for Transport Ong Ye Kung with a groundbreaking ceremony on March 17. The ITTC will support the testing and commissioning of trains and railway systems for new and existing lines, allowing ...

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    Tokyo Metro improves train crowding data


    JAPAN: Following successful trials, Tokyo Metro has decided to roll-out the use of stereo depth cameras to provide real-time information on train occupancy. The system developed with Ueno Green Solutions and Cyber Core uses cameras with two closely-spaced sensors a known distance apart, and software ...

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    UITP scholarship programme to honour Laurent Dauby


    TRAINING: The International Association of Public Transport is to launch a scholarship programme for young leaders from developing countries, in memory of its former Director of Rail, Laurent Dauby, who died suddenly at the end of 2019.

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    Antiviral surface protection for public transport


    GERMANY: Hübner Group has entered into a co-operation agreement with Airdal for the distribution of antiviral surface protection products in the public transport market. ‘Regional transit companies are encountering major challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic’, said Helge Förster, General Manager of Hübner Group ...

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    5G tram to help visually-impaired passengers travel independently


    UK: Technology to provide real-time information for visually impaired passengers is being tested on the West Midlands Metro, where a CAF tram and a number of stops have been fitted with 5G equipment in a project being undertaken with the West Midlands 5G group, transport infotainment ...

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    LTE certified to support CBTC


    SPAIN: CAF Signalling has certified the integration of its communications-based train control platform with Teltronic’s eNebula LTE infrastructure and RTP-800 onboard terminal, following laboratory tests and field testing on Bilbao metro Line 3. ‘In the face of the shortcomings and drawbacks of the wireless systems ...

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    ITSO on Mobile goes multi-modal


    UK: ITSO on Mobile ticketing is now available on buses as well as tram and rail services in the West Midlands, after Transport for West Midlands extended its Swift mobile ticketing scheme to bus operators. Swift will initially offer nNetwork tickets to passengers playing by direct ...

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    Smart windows on Paris airport peoplemover


    FRANCE: One of the Orlyval shuttles at Paris Orly airport has been fitted with smart LCD windows which show information including flight departures and weather forecasts for the destinations. . The information is specific to the direction of the shuttle, and the operator can also ...

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    Dubai’s smarter tram stop saves energy


    UAE: Dubai’s Roads Transport Authority has undertaken a green buildings initiative to reduce power consumption at tram stops An evaporation system which uses cooling pads to reduce the temperature of the air entering Marina Towers stop and the tram depot by 8 to ...

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    App to keep passengers up to date with Tyne & Wear Metro depot works


    UK: Contractor VolkerFitzpatrick has worked with software developer SitePodium to launch a community engagement app to help people living and working around the Tyne & Wear Metro’s Gosforth depot gain a better understanding of the works to rebuild the facility to accommodate new Stadler trainsets. The ...

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    Dubai RTA launches metro engineering information platform


    UAE: Dubai’s Roads Transport Authority has launched an electronic platform for railway engineering information, containing about 800 000 documents relating to assets on the metro’s Red and Green lines as well as data about the authority, consultants, project contractors, rail operators and other bodies. ...

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    Getting Ready2Ride in Pittsburgh


    USA: Pittsburgh transport agency Port Authority of Allegheny County and ticketing technology companies Masabi and Transit have launched the three-month pilot phase of the Ready2Ride mobile ticketing system, ahead of the full launch later this year. More than 600 Masabi Justride validation devices have been installed ...

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    Automatic Track Machine Oscillator rail grinder tested on Wien tramway


    AUSTRIA: The capital’s transport operator Wiener Linien is testing an Automatic Track Machine Oscillator tramway rail grinder, which was developed by Plasser Theurer in collaboration with industry partners, university academics and infrastructure operators as part of the Shift2Rail research programme. ATMO is the ...

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    Filters deployed and UV on test, but robot struggles to disinfect metro trains


    USA: San Francisco’s BART is ‘actively evaluating many different technologies’ that could potentially be used to combat the coronavirus, according to Chief Safety Officer Jeff Lau. Following a six-month pilot, BART has approved the installation of denser filters in the heating and air conditioning unit underneath each ...

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    Digital train control to drive modal shift in Frankfurt


    GERMANY: Frankfurt-am-Main public transport operator VGF has called tenders for a CBTC signalling and train protection system for use across its U-Bahn and tram networks. Issuing a European-wide tender on February 1, VGF said its Digital Train Control System Frankfurt would replace its ageing conventional train ...

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    LEDs replace halogen lights on Lille metro trains


    FRANCE: Lille operator Transpole has replaced the halogen lamps on its light metro trains with Mafelec M-Light ML5-1/170 multifunctional LED lighting units, reducing energy consumption and maintenance costs. The trains previously had a separate white headlight, white marker light and red tail lights at each ...

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    Lyft highlights public transport options


    USA: Information about San Diego MTS liught rail and bus services is now available alongside e-scooter and rideshare options in the Lyft app. MTS said this ‘puts mobility options front and centre, making it easier for riders to make informed decisions about how to get from ...

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    Rubber-tyred ‘intelligent digital-rail transport system’ launched


    CHINA: An ‘intelligent digital-rail transport system’ has begun trial operations in the Lingang New Area of Shanghai. The 21·7 km demonstration Line T1 links Dishui station on metro Line 16 to Nicheng, with nine stops. It is expected to be fully operational by June. The ...