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    Transport for London selects Arcadis asset management platform


    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


    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


    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


    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 ...

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    London journey planner tweaked to incorporate data analytics insights


    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 ...

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    Metro training centre to be fitted with depot protection system


    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


    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 ...

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    Ordnance Survey data released in effort to reduce bridge strikes


    UK: Mapping agency Ordnance Survey has permitted Transport for London to release a free-to-use dataset providing road freight operators, developers and academics with detailed information about height restrictions such as low bridges, tunnels and other barriers across roads within Greater London. TfL hopes this will help ...

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    Uber adds public transport options in Delhi


    INDIA: Uber has added public transport options to its app for users in Delhi as part of a partnership with Delhi Metro Rail Corp. From October 22, app users receive information on public transport modes so that they can ‘make the smartest possible journey choices’, according ...

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    Bangalore Metro electrification design contract


    INDIA: Bangalore Metro Rail Corp has awarded Ardanuy Ingeniería a contract to design 750 V DC third rail power supply and SCADA systems for two lines to be developed under its network expansion programme. The 17 km Outer Ring Road Line being developed under Phase ...

  • Ioki and Regionalbus Ostbayern have launched a driverless shuttle service to Bad Birnbach station.
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    DB launches driverless shuttle to station


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn’s autonomous vehicle subsidiary Ioki and its local bus operator Regionalbus Ostbayern have launched a driverless shuttle service using public roads to provide ‘last mile’ transport between the centre of Bad Birnbach and the town’s station. The service on the 2 ...

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    Automated tram depot project launched in Potsdam


    GERMANY: Research into the development of a fully-automated tram depot is to be undertaken in Potsdam by a consortium led by Siemens Mobility. The three-year AStriD (Autonomous Tram in Depot) project is being funded by the federal Ministry for Transport Digital Infrastructure’s mFUND research ...

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    Ground-level electric bus recharging system presented


    SPAIN: Alstom has unveiled a pilot installation of its SRS ground-based recharging system for electric buses in front of the University of Malaga’s School of Industrial Engineering. Based on the supplier’s established recharging technology for trams, this is designed to provide a safe ...

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    Köln smart city transport agreement signed


    GERMANY: The city of Köln, Deutsche Bahn and Nahverkehr Rheinland have signed a memorandum of understanding to co-operate for three years on ‘smart city’ transport initiatives. The aim is to harness digital technologies and other innovations to make public transport more environmentally friendly and comfortable. Areas ...

  • Lineside trees issued with electronic ID cards
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    Lineside trees issued with electronic ID cards


    CHINA: Hong Kong’s MTR Corp has assigned electronic ID cards to around 33 000 trees growing along open air sections of its routes, as part of plan to reduce the impact of fallen trees during the typhoon season. Maintenance staff can use NFC mobile devices to ...

  • A public trial of on-demand transport using autonomous vehicles has started on Sentosa island, and will run until November 15.
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    Public trial of autonomous vehicles begins in Singapore


    SINGAPORE: A public trial of on-demand transport using autonomous vehicles has started on Sentosa island, and will run until November 15. Two minibuses and two smaller shuttles operate on a private road from Silso Point to Palawan Beach taxi stand, and then along public roads to the Sentosa ...

  • Singapore's inaugural Land Transport Industry Day was held on August 22 2019.
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    Singapore transport innovation winners announced


    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority and operators SBS Transit and SMRT have announced the winners of the Singapore Mobility Challenge. The project, launched in June, aims to develop ‘innovative ideas’ that would help to achieve three aims of the Land Transport Master Plan 2040: ‘20-Minute Towns & a 45-Minute ...

  • Sejong City is being developed to take over some functions from the existing capital of Seoul.
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    Sejong City to test autonomous buses


    SOUTH KOREA: Trials of autonomous buses are due to begin in Sejong City from 2021, as part of a government initiative to encourage regional innovation. Seven areas outside of the Seoul metropolitan area, including Busan, have been designated as zones exempt from or with deferred regulation. The policy ...

  • TfL is to install 4G connectivity on a trail section of the Jubilee Line next year.
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    Bidders shortlisted for London Underground 4G network contract


    UK: Transport for London has shortlisted four bidders for a contract to roll out 4G mobile connectivity across the underground sections of the London Underground network. The shortlisted bidders are BAI Communications, Cellnex UK Ltd, Wireless Infrastructure Group, and a consortium of Axia and SC. TfL aims to ...

  • Eflare Corp is supplying the New York subway with 22 000 compact handheld LED hazard warning beacons for use by track workers.
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    LED beacons certified for the New York subway


    USA: Eflare Corp is supplying the New York subway with 22 000 compact handheld LED hazard warning beacons for use by track workers. New York City Transit Authority worked with Eflare for more than three years to ensure the Australian company’s beacons meet its demanding requirements, and testing was undertaken ...