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  • Mikroelektronika has supplied the onboard ticket vending machines.
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    Praha introduces on-board tram ticket vending machines

    2019-05-06T07:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: On-board ticket sales were introduced across the Praha tram fleet on April 26, following several months of trials on selected trams. A ticket vending machine has been fitted to each tram, with the Škoda Transportation 14T trams each having two TVMs. Passengers can purchase full-priced and concessionary ...

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    Uber adds public transport ticketing option

    2019-05-03T14:28:10Z

    USA: Rail and bus tickets for travel in Denver can now been bought using the Uber taxi app. The staggered roll-out of the ticketing option which began on May 2 follows the launch in January of Uber Transit journey planning, which provides Uber users with real-time public transport information ...

  • Based in Aachen, EBS Ebus Solutions aims to develop rostering tools tailored to the needs of electric bus fleets.
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    Electric bus planning joint venture formed

    2019-04-15T12:20:14Z

    BUSES: Transport software company IVU Traffic Technologies and Aachen-based consultancy Ebusplan have formed a joint venture to develop software and components for battery electric buses. Based in Aachen, EBS Ebus Solutions aims to develop rostering tools tailored to the needs of electric bus fleets. The joint venture partners expect ...

  • Ireland's National Transport Authority has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems a contract to supply and maintain a mobile ticketing system.
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    Cubic awarded Irish mobile ticketing contract

    2019-04-08T12:39:35Z

    IRELAND: The National Transport Authority has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems a contract worth more than US$4m to supply and maintain a mobile ticketing system. This will included a mobile app enabling users to purchase and present tickets for multiple operators. It is to be piloted on a number of Bus ...

  • TfL says that most suicide attempts on the Underground take place on deep tube lines.
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    Transport for London seeks suicide prevention technology

    2019-03-29T15:01:48Z

    UK: Transport for London has started looking into the adoption of technology that would help to prevent suicides on its rail networks. The Technology Preventing Suicide project has been launched in line with the Mayor of London’s Vision Zero strategy, which aims to eliminate road deaths by 2041. TfL ...

  • Fortescue Metals Group is setting up an R&D centre in Karratha, Western Australia.
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    Taking autonomous vehicles from mines to cities

    2019-03-22T15:57:35Z

    AUSTRALIA: Fortescue Metals Group is establishing an R&D centre in Karratha, Western Australia to research autonomous mobility technology for urban environments, the mining company announced on March 21. Fortescue will work with the city and with the University of Technology Sydney on the project, which aims to build on ...

  • CAF subsidiary RL Components presented a tram front-end produced using additive manufacturing on October 24.
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    Additive manufacturing: from cup holders to front-ends

    2019-03-22T08:00:00Z

    Additive manufacturing is emerging as a commercially viable option for producing components for transport applications, with CAF among the suppliers embracing the technology.

  • The first section of the London Underground network has been switched over to a Thales signalling system which is being rolled out across the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
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    First stage of ‘highly complex’ London Underground resignalling goes live

    2019-03-20T10:36:23Z

    UK: The first section of the London Underground network has been switched over to a Thales signalling system which is being rolled out across the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines under Transport for London’s Four Lines Modernisation programme. The complex network of interlinked tracks collectively known as ...

  • Stagecoach demonstrated an autonomous bus at its Sharston depot in Manchester on March 18.
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    Autonomous bus rides in Manchester

    2019-03-19T11:15:37Z

    UK: Stagecoach demonstrated an autonomous bus at its Sharston depot in Manchester on March 18. According to the project partners, this is the first full-sized autonomous bus to run in the UK. An 11·5 m Enviro200 bus manufactured by Alexander Dennis at its Guildford site has been equipped with ...

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    Transport for London joins the London Connectory

    2019-03-15T12:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has started an 18-month collaboration with Bosch Connected Mobility Solutions to develop ‘smart mobility’ projects. The collaboration forms part of the newly created London Connectory, established by Bosch and Nitrous. This aims to bring together public-sector, private-sector and academic partners. TfL hopes to use this ...

  • Daimler Buses said public transport was undergoing a ‘radical transformation’.
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    Strategic partnership to develop integrated transport IT

    2019-03-08T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Daimler Buses has announced a strategic partnership with technology company IVU Traffic Technologies to develop ‘integrated mobility solutions for the public transport of tomorrow’. As part of this, Daimler Buses has acquired a 5·25% stake in Berlin-based IVU from the Gerlind & Ernst Denert-Stiftung foundation established by IVU’s previous ...

  • Hübner has a major order to supply gangways for New York City Subway trains.
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    Elastomer factory to serve US rail and bus markets

    2019-03-07T13:20:42Z

    USA: Having secured a major order to supply the gangways for new New York City Subway trains, Hübner has announced plans to build a elastomer product factory at Dunlap in Tennessee by 2020. This is to produce moulded parts, silicone seals and sensor-equipped rubber profiles for the US rail and ...

  • Volvo has unveiled its first autonomous fully electric bus designed for passenger use, which is to undergo trials on the Nanyang Technological University campus.
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    Autonomous electric bus ready to be trialled in Singapore

    2019-03-07T06:00:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Volvo has unveiled its first autonomous fully electric bus designed for passenger use, which is to undergo trials on the Nanyang Technological University campus. The Volvo 7900 Electric bus is equipped with sensors and navigation controls managed by an artificial intelligence system developed by NTU researchers. These include LIDAR ...

  • Max Doors Solutions has installed four sets of Jewers Doors’ Swift-SEW doors at the Canberra light rail depot.
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    Tram depot doors ready for opening

    2019-03-06T12:09:17Z

    AUSTRALIA: Max Doors Solutions has installed four sets of Jewers Doors’ Swift-SEW bifolding doors at the maintenance depot on the 12 km Canberra light rail line which is expected to open this year. Sydney-based architect Architectus selected Jewers to supply the doors, which were manufactured in the UK. They ...

  • Volvo Group company Nova Bus has officially opened a development centre close to its factory at Saint-Eustache in Québec, where it will undertake R&D to support the increased use of electric power for sustainable bus operation.
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    R&D centre to develop sustainable buses for smart connected cities

    2019-03-05T11:40:06Z

    CANADA: Volvo Group company Nova Bus has officially opened a development centre close to its factory at Saint-Eustache in Québec, where it will undertake R&D to support the increased use of electric power for sustainable bus operation. ‘Technologies and processes evolve at a very high rate’, said Nova Bus Vice-President ...

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    Cairo metro bogie drop to reduce downtime

    2019-03-05T06:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Representatives of the National Tunnels Authority and Cairo metro depot operator Colas Rail recently visited the UK to inspect a bogie drop which Sheffield-based depot equipment manufacturer Mechan is to supply for a depot on Line 3, the Al Thawra line. This will enable bogies to be removed and ...

  • PK Transportnye Systemy is working with Cognitive Technologies to develop a prototype autonomous tram.
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    Autonomous tram under development in Russia

    2019-02-13T08:29:46Z

    RUSSIA: Tram builder PK Transportnye Systemy is working with Cognitive Technologies to develop a prototype autonomous tram. A Vityaz-M vehicle is being fitted with 10 to 20 video cameras and up to 10 radar sensors, in addition to Cognitive’s Low Level Data Fusion technology, which processes the raw data. ...

  • Lucknow residents can now use their GoSmart Card tickets to pay house and property taxes at the metro‘s ticket machines.
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    Pay tax at metro ticket machines

    2019-02-12T06:00:00Z

    INDIA: Lucknow residents can now use their GoSmart Card tickets to pay house and property taxes at the metro‘s ticket machines, and the system is to be extended to cover other bills. Receipts are issued providing details of the tax payments made, and payments appear in the user’s account ...

  • Rambus Ticketing Managing Director Russell McCullagh says that ticketing in the UK bus and metro sectors has been ‘revolutionised’ by technology.
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    Rambus and Worldline join up the journey

    2019-02-07T08:00:00Z

    TICKETING: Smart ticketing offers a ‘real opportunity to join up the journey’, according to Russell McCullagh, Managing Director of Rambus Ticketing. Ticketing in the UK bus and metro sectors has been ‘revolutionised’ by technology in recent years, and the national rail network is now a key sector for development. ...

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    A more intelligent journey planner

    2019-02-06T12:00:00Z

    PLANNING: Siemens’ timetabling and journey planning software business HaCon is developing a module for its travel planning software suite which uses artificial intelligence to learn about a user’s preferences. This could learn a passenger’s preferred transport modes and how far they are willing to walk, and then suggest personalised ...