All Urban transport business articles

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    Metro Report International

    Black Country very light rail innovation centre under development

    2021-01-22T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation has been formed to oversee the development and operation of a very light rail innovation centre in Dudley, and has appointed law firm Higgs Sons to advise on corporate governance and other legal matters. The £25m VLR ...

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    Metro Report International

    EMV Level 1 certification now offered in India

    2020-12-30T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: Fime has launched what it says is India’s first EMV Level 1 contactless payment technology testing laboratory and certification service, in support of the national Make in India programme. ‘Indian terminal manufacturers no longer need to travel overseas to obtain their EMVCo Level 1 contactless ...

  • The first stage of the light rail line in Canberra has opened.
    Metro Report International

    Green financing for Canberra light rail PPP

    2020-12-22T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Light rail PPP concessionaire Canberra Metro has refinanced a A$280m debt facility using a green loan with climate bond initiative certification under low carbon transport criteria. The consortium of John Holland, Pacific Partnerships, Aberdeen Standard Investments and Mitsubishi Corp said this was the first ...

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    News

    Passenger counting partnership

    2020-12-13T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: London-based data technology company BlockDox has announced a strategic partnership with Berlin-based 3D sensor supplier Iris, which will provide high-precision sensors for its passenger counting systems. BlockDox’s PassengerCount provides train and bus operators with key analytics including boarding and alighting times and crowd and disruption ...

  • BVG has directly awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply a further 21 Flexity Berlin trams.
    Metro Report International

    Tram order as Berlin approves investment programme

    2020-12-08T05:37:00Z

    GERMANY: The supervisory board of Berlin transport operator BVG has approved plans to purchase 107 new trams from Bombardier to continue the city’s fleet replacement programme.

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    News

    Competence management technology company looks to Asia-Pacific market

    2020-10-25T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Competence management technology and training company AssessTech has opened an office in Brisbane to serve the Asia-Pacific region. Graham Force has been appointed as Business Development Manager, initially focusing on Australia and New Zealand. ‘We see huge potential for us to help improve competence ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Stadler takes over Tyne & Wear Metro fleet maintenance

    2020-10-06T05:00:00Z

    UK: Stadler took over responsibility for servicing and maintaining the existing Tyne Wear metro fleet on October 4, with 120 Nexus staff at Gosforth depot transferred to the company under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) regulations. This forms part ...

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    Urban In Depth

    Building back better

    2020-10-01T10:00:00Z

    Public transport operators around the world face a massive challenge in the years ahead, as countries and cities seek to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic that has swept around the globe during 2020.

  • Masabi - Kyyti
    Metro Report International

    MaaS ticketing partnership

    2020-07-31T05:00:00Z

    TICKETING: Masabi and Helsinki-based Kyyti have announced a partnership to provide Mobility as a Service applications to transport agencies and operators. Masabi’s Justride SDK will be used to provide in-app ticketing functionality within Kyyti’s white label platform which supports MaaS and demand-responsive travel services, journey planning ...

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    Metro Report International

    UrbanThings raises funding for smart mobility platform development

    2020-07-21T15:22:00Z

    UK: UrbanThings has raised a further £455 000 to support the development of its travel information, ticketing and customer insight platform, taking the total to £1·5m. ‘This fundraise will allow us to accelerate the development of our demand-responsive transit and smart mobility platform allowing transport operators ...

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    News

    Spanish operators to collaborate on international rail projects

    2020-07-20T12:34:00Z

    SPAIN: National train operator RENFE and Barcelona urban transport undertaking TMB have signed an agreement to co-operate to provide consultancy and management services worldwide. This would include feasibility study, design and evaluation, staff training and operating services. The companies said they each have considerable international experience. ...

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    Metro Report International

    Škoda Transportation buys tram and bus maintenance business

    2020-07-14T10:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Škoda Transportation has agreed to purchase Ostrava public transport operator Dopravní Podnik Ostrava’s tram and bus maintenance business Ekova Electric. The KC416·3m transaction announced on July 8 is expected to be completed next year. A centre of competence will be developed in the ...

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    Metro Report International

    ‘Look, book and pay’ integration

    2020-07-13T05:00:00Z

    TICKETING: Fare payment technology company Cubic Transportation Systems and Intel’s journey planner development business Moovit are to co-operate to develop ‘look, book and pay’ technology for multi-modal journeys. The project builds on a partnership announced in January to integrate Moovit’s Mobility-as-a-Service APIs with Cubic’s Traveler app. ...

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    Metro Report International

    Fare collection inclusivity with payment at shops

    2020-07-06T05:00:00Z

    USA: Customers of transport operators which use Cubic Transportation Systems’ TouchPass digital ‘fare collection as a service’ platform will be able to add stored value to their ticketing accounts at local shops under a partnership agreement with payments technology company InComm. The agreement will enable transport ...

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    Metro Report International

    O-CITY joins Visa Ready for Transit to help drive contactless payment expansion

    2020-07-02T05:00:00Z

    TICKETING: BPC Banking Technologies’ transport payment division O-CITY has joined the Visa Ready for Transit programme, saying this will help to accelerate the global availability of its contactless payment technology and encourage the wider adoption of contactless payment. O-CITY’s contactless payment technology for bank cards, mobile ...

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    Metro Report International

    Contactless EMV ‘ticketing in a box’ launched

    2020-06-08T11:04:00Z

    TICKETING: Transport ticketing technology company Masabi and specialist payments company Littlepay have announced a partnership to offer ‘contactless EMV in a box’. This has been designed as a cost-effective and scalable ticketing platform to help facilitate the deployment of contactless payment across all modes of public transport ...

  • Sumitomo Corp has indirectly acquired a 19∙2% stake in Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 1 operating concessionaire Light Rail Manila Corp,
    Metro Report International

    Sumitomo invests in Manila LRT-1 concessionaire

    2020-06-02T06:00:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: Sumitomo Corp has indirectly acquired a 19∙2% stake in Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 1 operating concessionaire Light Rail Manila Corp, marking the Japanese company’s first investment in a southeast Asian passenger railway. The other LRMC shareholders are Metro Pacific Investments, AC Infrastructure Holdings ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Transport for London extends use of RISQS

    2020-06-02T04:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has extended its use of the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme, and now requires the RISQS for supplier selection across London Underground, Major Projects, the Elizabeth Line, London Overground, Trams and Docklands Light Railway. ‘By extending the use of RISQS for supplier ...

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    Metro Report International

    FTA clarifies restrictions on the use of federal funding for vehicle orders

    2020-05-12T12:31:00Z

    USA: The Federal Transit Administration has published guidance intended to help transport agencies and vehicle manufacturers understand the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, which imposes limits on the use of federal funding to procure rolling stock from manufacturers controlled by corporations based in certain ...

  • SMRT Trains and Alstom have signed a long-term services support agreement covering the Urbalis CBTC which provides driverless operation on the Circle Line.
    Metro Report International

    Singapore CBTC services contract signed

    2020-05-06T14:09:00Z

    Source: A Fevrier/Alstom SINGAPORE: Operator SMRT Trains and supplier Alstom have signed a long-term services support agreement covering the Urbalis CBTC which provides driverless operation on the Circle Line. Alstom will provide spare parts, repairs, obsolescence management and technical support until 2035 under the deal, ...