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  • Thales has selected Eurotech to supply embedded hardware and internet of things software for the automatic passenger counting systems to be installed on trains for the future Grand Paris Express metro lines 15, 16 and 17.
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    Grand Paris Express passenger counters ordered

    2019-07-05T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Thales has selected Eurotech to supply embedded hardware and internet of things software for the automatic passenger counting systems to be installed on trains for the future Grand Paris Express metro lines 15, 16 and 17. The project will require at least 1 400 passenger counters, and potentially up ...

  • Masabi’s Justride SDK mobile ticketing purchasing platform has been integrated with the Jorudan journey planning and travel booking system.
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    Jorudan integrates Masabi mobile ticketing

    2019-07-03T13:20:13Z

    JAPAN: Masabi’s Justride SDK mobile ticketing purchasing platform has been integrated with the Jorudan journey planning and travel booking system, which has more than 10 million users throughout Japan. The initial deployment covers Syoei Express Bus Co services, with passengers able to buy tickets directly from Jorudan’s Norikae Annai app ...

  • A prototype ‘next-generation’ metro car developed by CRRC Qingdao Sifang using materials including carbon fibre has been tested in Qingdao.
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    CRRC tests carbon fibre metro car

    2019-07-02T12:55:42Z

    CHINA: A prototype ‘next-generation’ metro car developed by CRRC Qingdao Sifang using materials including carbon fibre has been tested in Qingdao, and plans are being developed for testing in other cities. CRRC unveiled a Cetrovo metro vehicle at InnoTrans 2018, saying it was the first metro car with a carbon ...

  • Huawei and Shenzhen Metro are testing the use of 5G for smart metro applications.
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    Huawei launches communications tools at UITP

    2019-06-13T10:45:06Z

    COMMUNICATIONS: Huawei used the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019 to launch three tools designed for urban rail operators. The Urban Rail Light Cloud is used to store data from various physical devices across an urban rail network in a central server. Huawei says that it is suitable for ...

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    HaCon to develop multimodal app for Andorra

    2019-06-12T15:36:00Z

    ANDORRA: National energy company Forces Elèctriques d’Andorra has selected Siemens Mobility subsidiaries HaCon and eos.uptrade to develop a multimodal journey planning app. To be rolled out in three phases, this will include buses, electric bike-sharing, charging points for electric vehicles, and on- and off-street parking. It will allow riders ...

  • Hyundai Rotem has previously supplied trams to cities in Turkey including Antalya.
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    Hyundai Rotem to develop hydrogen fuel cell tram

    2019-06-11T13:12:38Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Rotem has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hyundai Motor’s Mabuchi Research Institute for the development of a hydrogen fuel cell tram. The agreement announced on June 10 would see Hyundai Motor, which already has hydrogen fuel cell cars and buses in its portfolio, supply fuel ...

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    EasyMile driverless shuttle upgraded for unattended operation

    2019-06-10T10:57:26Z

    EASYMILE: Toulouse-based EasyMile unveiled an upgraded version of its EZ10 driverless electric shuttle at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019. As well as a redesigned sensor providing a wider field of vision, the vehicle has a new safety architecture that enables operation without an on-board attendant, according to ...

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    Tram collision and overspeed safety system to be tested in Wien and Blackpool

    2019-06-10T10:27:54Z

    SAFETY: Bombardier Transportation launched its Collision & Overspeed Monitoring & Prevention Assistance System for trams and light rail vehicles at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019. Testing of the technology will soon begin on trams in Wien and Blackpool. Developed in co-operation with the Austrian Institute of Technology ...

  • OMNY is initially available at 16 Subway stations and bus services on Staten Island.
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    Account-based contactless ticketing arrives in New York

    2019-06-03T15:23:40Z

    USA: An event at Bowling Green station on May 31 marked the start of the public pilot of closed-loop account-based contactless ticketing in New York. OMNY readers accept contactless bank cards, as well as Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay and Fitbit. Cubic Transportation Systems has supplied the technology, ...

  • Shenzhen Metro and Huawei are testing the use of 5G for the rapid transfer of large volumes of data between trains and the control room.
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    Shenzhen tests 5G for smart metro applications

    2019-06-03T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: As part of a ‘smart metro’ development programme, Shenzhen Metro and Huawei are testing the use of 5G for the rapid transfer of large volumes of data between trains on Line 11 and the control room. The tests aim to transfer the 25 GB of data generated by a ...

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    Data tools for the north of England

    2019-05-29T10:04:06Z

    UK: Transport for the North has awarded two contracts for data tools as part of its Integrated and Smart Travel programme, the regional transport co-ordinating body announced on May 23. Trapeze Group UK is to develop an Open Data Hub that would allow local authorities and transport operators to ...

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    RATP and Airbus to explore urban air mobility around Paris

    2019-05-29T09:04:21Z

    FRANCE: Paris public transport operator RATP Group has signed a partnership with Airbus to explore the feasibility of developing ‘urban air mobility services’ in the Île-de-France region. ‘Beyond mass transport, which remains our core business, it is important for RATP Group to develop its human and technical know-how in ...

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    Impact-absorbing tram front meets EU fire safety standards

    2019-05-27T11:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Hübner has launched what it says is the first impact-absorbing material for tram front ends to meet the latest EU fire safety standard EN45545. The 3P Front End System is made from a flexible polyurethane foam with a cell structure which makes it robust but flexible. It deforms on ...

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    Mobility planning software for smarter cities

    2019-05-27T05:00:00Z

    UK: ‘Mobility is changing fast but transport decision-making is slow and expensive, based on poor data’, believes Robin North, co-founder and CEO of planning software company Immense Simulations. The company has just raised US$4·6m to support the development of its ‘simulation as a service’ transport modelling platform in a Series ...

  • An on-demand bus service is set to launch in the south London borough of Sutton on May 28.
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    GoSutton on-demand bus service ready to launch in south London

    2019-05-24T13:25:14Z

    UK: An on-demand bus service is set to launch in the south London borough of Sutton on May 28. GoSutton is a joint project by Transport for London, the ViaVan joint venture of Mercedes-Benz Vans and on-demand transport technology company Via, and contracted bus operator Go-Ahead. TfL selected Sutton for ...

  • Transport for London is to begin collecting depersonalised wi-fi data from passengers’ mobile devices to obtain a better understanding of how people travel around the London Underground network.
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    Transport for London to use wi-fi data to understand passenger flows

    2019-05-23T08:40:00Z

    UK: Transport for London is to begin collecting depersonalised wi-fi data from passengers’ mobile devices to obtain a better understanding of how people travel around the London Underground network. A four-week pilot scheme in 2016 collected more than 509 million depersonalised items of data from 5·6 million mobile devices making ...

  • A new design of narrow-gauge tram bogie was launched by PK TS at the Elektrotrans-2019 trade fair in Moscow.
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    Narrow gauge tram bogie unveiled

    2019-05-21T13:44:38Z

    RUSSIA: A new design of narrow gauge tram bogie was launched by PK TS at the Elektrotrans-2019 trade fair in Moscow on May 14-16. The bogie is intended for use with fully low-floor single-car or articulated light rail vehicles. It is designed for trams with narrow bodies 2 300 to ...

  • Transport for London has placed a £12m order for Wrightbus to supply 20 hydrogen-powered double-deck buses.
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    London orders fuel cell powered double-deck buses

    2019-05-16T09:30:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has placed a £12m order for Wrightbus to supply what the authority says will be the world’s first hydrogen-powered double-deck buses, and their associated fuelling infrastructure. The 20 buses will be fitted with FCveloCity-HD 85 kW fuel cell modules from Ballard Power Systems. They are ...

  • Amsterdam city transport operator GVB has called tenders for the supply of a collision warning system for its Combino trams.
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    Amsterdam trams to be fitted with collision warning system

    2019-05-15T13:26:48Z

    NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam city transport operator GVB has called tenders for the supply of a collision warning system for its fleet of 155 Siemens Combino trams, saying this would assist tram drivers, help improve road safety in the increasingly busy city and reduce damage to its vehicles. GVB envisages that cameras ...

  • The Ring 3 light rail line is scheduled to open in 2025.
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    IVU wins København light rail contract

    2019-05-14T09:44:45Z

    DENMARK: IVU Traffic Technologies is to supply its IVU.suite fleet management system for the Ring 3 light rail line in København, which is due to open in 2025. The 29 Avenio trams that Siemens is supplying for the project will be fitted with an IVU.box.touch on-board computer running IVU.cockpit ...