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  • San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems a contract to supply a real-time passenger information system for the Muni light rail and bus network.
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    Updating information for the ‘less-stressed traveller’

    2020-10-27T05:00:00Z

    USA: San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems a contract to supply a real-time passenger information system for the Muni light rail and bus network. This will include upgraded software for more accurate prediction of vehicle arrival times, multimedia LCD signs at rail ...

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    Boston commuter operator hit by ransomware attack

    2020-10-21T09:13:00Z

    USA: Boston commuter rail operator Keolis Commuter Services was subjected to a ransomware attack on its computer systems on the morning of October 10. The company’s threat detection systems alerted the operator, which deactivated its network within a few hours. Employee data may have been stolen, ...

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    Adelaide tram software contract

    2020-10-19T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Torrens Connect joint venture of John Holland, UGL and bus operator Torrens Transit selected Trapeze to supply planning and scheduling software software to support its succesful bid for the Adelaide tram operating contract, leading to a subsequent long-term roll-out. ‘Using the Trapeze software to ...

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    Batteries to keep Moscow Metro trains moving

    2020-10-16T08:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The Moskva-2020 trainsets which Transmashholding company Metrowagonmash is supplying for the Moscow Metro are being fitted with underfloor emergency battery traction systems from Saft which enable them to run for up to 6∙5 km without external power. This is intended to enable the trains to ...

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    Metro de Sevilla goes contactless

    2020-10-13T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Metro de Sevilla has worked with Mastercard and Banco de Santander on a €0·5m project to introduce the ability to pay for travel using contactless bank cards or mobile phones. The fares charged are equivalent to those applying to the existing smart card, rather than ...

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    Make in India indigenous CBTC under development

    2020-10-05T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: Delhi Metro Rail Corp has unveiled a prototype version of i-ATS, an indigenous automatic train supervision system being developed under a programme to produce ‘Make in India’ communication-based train control technology. The programme is intended to reduce significantly Indian metros’ dependence on European and Japanese ...

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    BART CBTC contracts awarded

    2020-10-01T15:55:00Z

    USA: Hitachi Rail STS USA has been formally awarded a $798m contract to design, supply and install lineside and onboard communications-based train control equipment on the San Francisco Bay Area’s 200 km BART network. Replacing the existing fixed-block signalling with CBTC forms a key element of ...

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    Voice-operated ticket vending machine developed

    2020-09-28T05:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: MediaZen is developing a voice-activated ticket vending machine which will provide passengers with a non-contact means to buy tickets by speaking either Korean or English. Pilot deployments are planned for November at two airport stations which are used by many international passengers MediaZen ...

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    Automated bus specification completed

    2020-09-25T05:00:00Z

    USA: A performance specification has been developed by the Automated Bus Consortium, which was formed to bring together transport agencies to facilitate collaborative decision-making, undertake collective pilot projects in various live service environments and combine their purchasing power. The specification combines the American Public Transportation Association’s ...

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    Vancouver Broadway Subway CBTC contract awarded

    2020-09-24T11:26:00Z

    CANADA: The Acciona-Ghella consortium which is to design and build Vancouver’s Broadway Subway has awarded Thales a contract to supply SelTrac CBTC signalling. The Broadway Subway running 5·7 km from VCC-Clark west to Arbutus Street forms a six-station extension of the ...

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    UrbanThings launches social distancing technology

    2020-09-21T05:00:00Z

    UK: Ipswich Buses has deployed social distancing technology which has been developed by UrbanThings using a grant awarded by innovation agency Innovate UK. Integrated into the existing mobile ticketing platform, this uses live vehicle occupancy data to generate predictions of future rider numbers which are ...

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    New York Subway offers under-river connectivity

    2020-09-15T05:00:00Z

    USA: New York MTA and Transit Wireless have provided the first mobile phone voice and data connectivity in one of the Subway’s under-river tunnels, with AT T customers now able to stay connected in the East River bores between 1st Avenue and Bedford Avenue on the L/Canarsie ...

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    Transport for London closes Twitter accounts

    2020-09-14T11:05:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has started to consolidate its Twitter communications at its main account, and close the separate accounts it operates for London’s various transport modes and individual lines.

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    BONNsmart contactless ticketing goes live

    2020-09-11T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The initial phase of what the partners say is the first contactless ticketing scheme in Germany has gone live in Bonn. Passengers are able to use contactless bank cards or suitable mobile devices to pay for travel on bus routes SB60 to the airport and ...

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    Singapore metro onboard communications upgrade

    2020-09-08T05:00:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Bombardier Transportation has been awarded a contract to enhance communication systems on 92 three-car Movia driverless metro trainsets which it supplied for the Downtown Line in 2013-17 The project announced on September 3 will include converting the dynamic route map displays from LED to LCD, ...

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    Monitoring fare collection equipment

    2020-08-25T05:00:00Z

    TICKETING: Cubic Transportation Systems is using the Dexda automated predictive fault management platform to monitor the fare collection systems it has supplied to New York MTA and Transport for London. ‘Dexda provides Cubic’s managers with the predictive insight needed to track event, service and maintenance issues, ...

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    Zhengzhou Metro Line 6 signalling contract awarded

    2020-08-20T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The Thales SEC Transport joint venture of Thales and Shanghai Electric Group has been awarded a contract to supply its TSTCBTC 2.0 signalling for Zhengzhou Metro Line 6 Phase 1. This will run 39·2 km from Jiayu Town to Xiaoying, with one elevated and 25 underground ...

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    Autonomous shuttles to be tested in US army base

    2020-08-17T06:00:00Z

    USA: The US Ignite smart city accelerator has selected First Transit and Perrone Robotics to provide autonomous shuttles for a Smart Transportation Testbed project at the Fort Carson army base in Colorado. The $4m project is being funded and managed by the US Army Engineer Research ...

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    Providing better transport data in the Klang Valley

    2020-08-13T05:00:00Z

    MALAYSIA: A consortium of Malaysian and British companies is to study the feasibility of developing an open data hub to facilitate public transport use and improve the passenger experience in the Klang Valley. The study is to be undertaken by local transport modelling consultancy Atur Trafik, ...

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    Hitachi Rail to acquire Perpetuum in digital expansion

    2020-08-10T11:38:00Z

    UK: Hitachi Rail Ltd has agreed to acquire Southampton-based condition monitoring specialist Perpetuum as part of a strategy to strengthen the use of digital technology in rail operations. Established as a university spin-off less than a decade ago, Perpetuum developed the use of bogie-mounted self-powered ...