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    Region-wide Fairtiq app roll-out adds weekly capping

    2020-03-27T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Check-in/check-out ticketing using the Fairtiq app is now available across trains, trams and buses in the Verkehrsverbund Mittelthüringen region covering Erfurt, Weimar, Jena, Gera and Gotha. This is the first time that Fairtiq has been rolled across an entire German fares area, and the deployment adds ...

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    Amsterdam chooses HASTUS planning software

    2020-03-23T06:00:00Z

    Amsterdam NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam city transport operator GVB has selected GIRO’s HASTUS software to support all its network and service planning, crew and vehicle scheduling, and operations management, including the integration of electric buses into its fleet. GVB has almost 5 000 employees and operates 203 ...

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    Technology: Early diagnosis prevents bearing failure

    2020-03-19T15:50:00Z

    Advanced vibration analysis techniques have been deployed to assess Chinese metro trainsets, helping to detect early signs of bearing damage and prevent a catastrophic axlebox failure.

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    Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority to use DART’s GoPass

    2020-03-19T06:00:00Z

    USA: Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority has agreed to license Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s GoPass mobile app, which provides passengers with real-time travel information, mobile ticketing and on-demand services. The GoPass app, back office and supporting application infrastructure was developed for DART by Unwire, and is currently ...

  • Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corp has won the first export order for its substation traction energy storage system
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    Traction energy storage systems ordered for Dhaka metro Line 6

    2020-03-17T06:00:00Z

    BANGLADESH: Toshiba Infrastructure Systems Solutions Corp has won the first export order for its substation traction energy storage system, which uses Toshiba SCiB long-life lithium-ion batteries to store regenerated braking energy for use by accelerating trains. TESS can also be used to provide an emergency ...

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    Vossloh tramway rail grinding machine delivered to Tampere

    2020-03-16T08:51:00Z

    FINLAND: Vossloh has supplied a HSG-city rail grinding machine for the Y-shaped tramway which is under construction in the city of Tampere for opening in August 2021. The contract includes the supply of spare parts and a servicing agreement covering the machine’s annual maintenance. Vossloh ...

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    Grand Paris Express Metro wireless network contract awarded

    2020-03-13T09:31:00Z

    Line 15 Puits Champigny Plateau tunnel FRANCE: Société du Grand Paris announced the selection of a consortium of Nokia and ENGIE Solutions to design and install an LTE private wireless network for lines 15, 16 and 17 of the Grand Paris Express metro, on March 12. ...

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    Stadler to retrofit Ostrava trams with collision prevention system

    2020-03-11T10:29:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Tram operator DP Ostrava awarded a KC26·9m contract to Stadler Bussnang on March 3for the retrofiting of the city’s Tango NF2 trams with obstacle detection assistance. The contract includes the upgrading of two vehicles by September for KC4·88m as a trail project. The remaining ...

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    S-Bahn Berlin selects Synectics operations management platform

    2020-03-11T06:00:00Z

    Source: DB/Hans-Joachim Krumnow GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn subsidiary S-Bahn Berlin is to use Synectics’ Synergy 3 operations management platform to integrate and automate data processing, incident response and performance reporting across its network. This is intended to enable the operator’s staff – as well as other ...

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    New York MTA to start Culver Line CBTC installation this month

    2020-03-10T19:07:00Z

    USA: New York MTA will start work on the next phase of its roll-out of Communications-based Train Control on the Subway network on March 20. CBTC will be installed on the Culver Line corridor between Church Avenue and West 8th Street/NY Aquarium near Coney Island, used ...

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    Helsinki contactless fare payment contract awarded

    2020-03-09T12:03:00Z

    A Transtech tram for Helsinki. FINLAND: The LMJ ticketing and technology services company owned jointly by Helsinki regional transport authority HSL and 21 municipalities has awarded Littlepay a three-year contract to roll-out its contactless EMV payment platform. Deployment is to begin with a flat-fare pilot ...

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    Cubic awarded Aachen ticketing contract

    2020-03-05T11:11:00Z

    GERMANY: Aachen transport association AVV has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems a contract worth more than US$3m to supply and maintain a multimodal ticketing system in the regions of Aachen, Düren, and Heinsberg. Mobile ticketing, an internet shop, and customer service portal are to be implemented by ...

  • OMNY is initially available at 16 Subway stations and bus services on Staten Island.
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    New York MTA extends OMNY smart ticketing coverage

    2020-03-04T16:31:00Z

    USA: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority expects to expand its OMNY account-based contactless fare payment system to all bus routes in Manhattan, as well as Subway stations across four city boroughs, by the end of February. The system would be installed at stations served by the ...

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    Cluj-Napoca trolleybuses enter service

    2020-02-12T10:13:00Z

    ROMANIA: Compania de Transport Public Cluj-Napoca put 25 Solaris Bus Coach trolleybuses into revenue service on February 4. A further 25 of the Trollino 18 trolleybuses have been delivered under the 115m złoty contract. These are currently awaiting registration ahead of the opening of ...

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    OMNY contactless payment rollout continues in New York

    2020-02-11T11:19:00Z

    Cubic Transportation systems demonstrated OMNY readers at the Transport Ticketing Global event in London US: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority expects to expand its OMNY account-based contactless fare payment system to include Subway lines 2, 5 and 6 in the Bronx by the end of February. ...

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    UCL to build station simulation laboratory

    2020-02-10T16:29:00Z

    UK: University College London has announced plans to build a laboratory in the London Borough of Barking Dagenham, which will be used to simulate the movement of people on large-scale environments such as stations. The Person-Environment-Activity Research Laboratory will consist of a 14 m ...

  • Porto is to begin the rollout of contactless ticketing this year.
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    Porto to introduce contactless ticketing this year

    2020-02-05T09:49:00Z

    PORTUGAL: Porto is to begin the rollout of contactless ticketing this year, enabling holders of EMV bank cards to touch a validator and travel without needing to use the local Andante smart card. The TIP group of transport operators is working with Visa CyberSource, financial services ...

  • The first customer for Cubic Interactive is Miami-Dade Department of Transportation & Public Works.
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    Cubic Interactive aims to incentivise public transport use

    2020-02-04T06:00:00Z

    LOYALTY: Cubic Transportation Systems has launched a loyalty platform which is designed to enable transport agencies to incentivise the use of public transport, to reward passengers for engaging with advertising in transport apps and to encourage travel outside the peaks. The first customer for Cubic Interactive ...

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    Torino starts self-driving shuttle trials

    2020-02-03T12:09:00Z

    ITALY: The city of Torino has started trials for its first self-driving shuttle programme. The trial will last for four months and will provide transport services within the United Nations International Training Center’s ILO campus in the city. The Olli electric vehicles are supplied by ...

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    Qatar orders self-driving electric shuttles

    2020-01-31T12:54:00Z

    QATAR: Volkswagen AG and the Qatar Investment Authority have announced a deal for a fleet of self-driving electric shuttles ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The partnership will deliver 35 autonomous, electric ID. BUZZ AD cars capable of carrying up to four passengers, as well ...