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    Warszawa trams to have ultracapacitors

    2020-01-28T11:09:00Z

    POLAND: Medcom has selected Skeleton Technologies to supply energy storage systems as part of the traction packages that it is supplying for the next generation of Warszawa trams.

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    Cost, time, convenience and carbon emissions to be included in journey planner

    2020-01-28T06:00:00Z

    NORWAY: National train operator Vy Group has appointed SkedGo to build a multimodal journey planner covering Scandinavia. Users will be able to tailor their trips according to personal preferences, emphasising cost, time, convenience or lowest carbon emissions. It will be possible to make searches based on ...

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    Bus Open Data Service to be launched

    2020-01-23T06:00:00Z

    UK: The government has announced plans to launch a Bus Open Data Service with the aim of making it easier for passengers to access information on bus routes, timetables, location and fares in England. The project will standardise and publish information which bus operators will be ...

  • New York subway Line A train (Photo: Joseph Calisi)
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    New York MTA awards 8th Avenue corridor CBTC contract

    2020-01-21T09:06:00Z

    Source: Joseph Calisi USA: New York MTA has awarded LK Comstock Co a $245·8m contract to install Siemens Mobility Communications-Based Train Control, and undertake other equipment enhancements on the 8th Avenue subway corridor. The contract announced on January 13 covers the local ...

  • Delhi Metro Rail Corp has launched passenger wi-fi on the Airport Express Line
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    Free wi-fi goes live on Delhi airport metro line

    2020-01-21T06:00:00Z

    INDIA: Delhi Metro Rail Corp has launched passenger wi-fi on the Airport Express Line, providing ‘seamless and free internet connectivity’. The operator said it was now one of a small number worldwide to offer free wi-fi connectivity on underground metro trains. The technology was provided ...

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    Boston revises fare collection modernisation plan

    2020-01-16T06:00:00Z

    USA: Following ‘critical feedback from riders, advocates and policymakers’, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has announced a revised Fare Transformation programme which it said would combine ‘meaningful improvements’ to existing payment systems with a phased approach to the deployment of a new system ‘that better represents the needs ...

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    Cubic and Moovit announce Mobility-as-a-Service co-operation

    2020-01-15T06:00:00Z

    TECHNOLOGY: Fare collection technology company Cubic Transportation Systems and travel software developer Moovit have signed a strategic agreement for further collaboration in the Mobility-as-a-Service market, including integration of Moovit’s multimodal trip planning with Cubic’s mobile payment and ticketing capabilities. This will provide a platform offering service alerts, ...

  • The Open Transport Initiative has launched Open Transport API specifications designed to support the development of Mobility-as-a-Service initiatives (Photo: Hull Trains).
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    Open standards launched to provide transport account interoperability

    2020-01-06T07:00:00Z

    UK: The Open Transport Initiative has launched Open Transport API specifications designed to support the development of Mobility-as-a-Service initiatives by enabling customers to access data held in separate accounts with multiple transport operators and agencies. The standards, which were formally launched on January 3, have been ...

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    Five predictions for the UK transport sector in 2020

    2020-01-02T08:00:00Z

    Rabih Arzouni, Chief Technology Officer of Transport at Fujitsu UK, shares his five predictions for what we could expect from the British transport sector in 2020

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    PayPal travel payment now available in the Rhein-Main region

    2020-01-01T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Public transport users in Rhein-Main transport authority RMV’s ticketing region can now pay for travel using PayPal, which has been integrated into the RMV app and back office system supplied by Cubic Transportation Systems. Weekly and monthly passes can also now be purchased through a ...

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    Depot management system to support Bonn’s switch to electric power

    2019-12-31T08:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Bonn city transport operator SWB has awarded PSI Transcom a contract to supply its PSItraffic Depot Management System to monitor and control its fleet of around 200 buses and 100 trams across three depots. PSItraffic/DMS will automate and optimise the planning of vehicle movements, including ...

  • The Digital S-Bahn Hamburg agreement to automate operations on a section of the city’s suburban rail network was signed by the mayor, Deutsche Bahn and Siemens on July 12.
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    Nokia to trial 5G in Hamburg S-Bahn automation programme

    2019-12-12T12:12:00Z

    The Digital S-Bahn Hamburg agreement to automate operations on a section of the city’s suburban rail network was signed by the mayor, Deutsche Bahn and Siemens in July 2018. GERMANY: DB Netz has selected Nokia to trial what the telecoms group calls the first ‘standalone 5G ...

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    ABB targets battery traction applications

    2019-11-29T08:00:00Z

    Traction equipment supplier ABB has inaugurated a battery production facility in Switzerland to support decarbonisation initiatives. Hans Weigum reports from Baden.

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    Transport for London selects Arcadis asset management platform

    2019-11-18T05:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has awarded Arcadis company EAMS Group a contract to roll out its Metro Maximo enterprise asset management and health, safety and environment platforms across London Underground and London Trams. Rachel White, CEO Global Digital Business at Arcadis, said the award follwing a ...

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    Transport for London launches on-demand bus service in Ealing

    2019-11-13T16:36:00Z

    UK: Transport for London launched a 12-month trial of an on-demand minibus service in the borough of Ealing in west London on November 13. Slide Ealing is operated by RATP Dev subsidiary London Sovereign and Volkswagen Group subsidiary MOIA. Services run in the western part of ...

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    The role of ticketing technology in enabling MaaS

    2019-11-13T11:57:00Z

    As more transport operators look to adopt Mobility as a Service business models, traditional fare collection technology could be holding them back.

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    Mobile phone in/out ticketing pilot launched

    2019-11-07T14:00:00Z

    GERMANY: A pilot project to test the use of mobile phone location data to see what journeys a passenger has made and then charge them appropriately has been launched. The project partners are Rhein-Main transport authority RMV, ticketing technology company Fairtiq, which has deployed the system in ...

  • TfL journey planner
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    London journey planner tweaked to incorporate data analytics insights

    2019-11-06T14:05:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has made changes to its journey planner following analysis of depersonalised wi-fi connection data from the mobile devices of passengers at London Underground stations. TfL previously relied on customer surveys of passenger flows, but the analysis of 2·7 billion ...

  • Metro Maintenance & Renewals Skills Centre
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    Metro training centre to be fitted with depot protection system

    2019-11-05T04:00:00Z

    UK: Main contractor Galliford Try has awarded Zonegreen a contract to install its Depot Personnel Protection System at an £8·4m training and light maintenance facility which it is building for Tyne Wear Metro operator Nexus. Intended to provide a wide ...

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    Better bus operations through quantum computing

    2019-10-31T16:16:00Z

    PORTUGAL: Volkswagen is to test bus operation optimisation with the aid of quantum computing during the WebSummit conference taking place in Lisbon on November 4-8. Nine buses manufactured by MAN and operated by Carris will be equipped with a traffic management system that Volkswagen has developed ...