All Urban transport business articles

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    Metro Report International

    Predictive supply chain partnership

    2022-09-13T06:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Internet of Things company Stimio and tram and bus component supplier CBM have partnered to offer a predictive maintenance tool directly connected to spare parts supply services. ‘Our end-to-end solution frees our customers from the complexities of IoT projects, letting them focus on business data ...

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    Metro Report International

    Catherine Guillouard to leave RATP

    2022-09-01T12:56:00Z

    FRANCE: Catherine Guillouard is to step down as Chief Executive of RATP on September 30 for personal reasons, the Paris municipal transport operator announced on September 1. She will be replaced on a interim basis by Pierre-Alain Roche, who represents the French state on the RATP ...

  • Cairo Hyundai Rotem metro train order
    Metro Report International

    Local production included in Cairo metro train order

    2022-08-25T13:29:00Z

    EGYPT: The National Authority for Tunnels has formally awarded a joint venture of Hyundai Rotem and National Egyptian Railway Industries Co a US$563·2m contract to supply 40 trainsets totalling 320 cars to increase capacity on Cairo metro lines 2 and 3. The trains are to be delivered ...

  • The UK’s Department for Transport and Israel’s Ministry of Transport & Road Safety have signed a memorandum of understanding to share expertise on large scale rail projects
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    UK and Israel sign MoU to share transport expertise

    2022-08-24T10:49:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The UK’s Department for Transport and Israel’s Ministry of Transport & Road Safety have signed a memorandum of understanding to share expertise on large scale rail projects, which DfT said could lead to ‘fresh business opportunities and potential new jobs’.

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    Metro Report International

    ‘Living lab’ to help develop transport technology

    2022-08-18T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: MTR Corp and Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corp have agreed a three-year collaboration framework which aims to enhance the transport operator’s services and customer experience and promote an open innovation and technology ecosystem by making use of innovative technologies and data and through ...

  • Hyundai Rotem tram design concept
    Metro Report International

    Tram subsystem framework agreement signed

    2022-08-08T13:16:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Knorr-Bremse has signed a framework agreement to supply Hyundai Rotem with subsystems for more than 200 light rail vehicles in 2023-28. Valued in the ‘mid-double-digit million-euros’ range, the agreement announced on August 8 covers ‘field-proven and robust’ electro-hydraulic braking systems including sanding equipment and magnetic ...

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    São Paulo metro Line 6 financing secured

    2022-08-05T09:26:00Z

    BRAZIL: São Paulo metro Line 6 PPP consortium Concessionária Linha Universidade has closed a R$6·9bn financing deal with development bank BNDES. The consortium of Acciona (47%), Societe Generale (39·7%), Stoa (12·3%) and Transdev (1%) said the R$18bn public-private infrastructure project to build the 15·3 km line ...

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    Metro Report International

    Mobility+ looks at technology and the last mile

    2022-07-28T04:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Mobility+ is a new zone at InnoTrans where providers of services such as apps, shared mobility, travel information, booking and payment, drones and last-mile innovations can highlight their products. ‘This is where companies exhibiting new mobility services can meet domestic and international transport companies, transport ...

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    TMH to move rolling stock production

    2022-07-18T12:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: An agreement for the development of an electric rolling stock factory in St Petersburg was signed by the city’s government and Transmashholding during June. The cost of at least 3bn roubles will be financed by TMH, which expects to create more than 1 000 new ...

  • HID Global has launched its TripTick Halo ticket reader
    Metro Report International

    HID Global launches multi-system ticket reader

    2022-07-01T05:00:00Z

    USA: HID Global has launched its TripTick Halo ticket reader, combining near-field communication, QR/barcode and contactless EMV payments in a single onboard device which can be mounted on a surface, pole or desk. Unveiled at the Transport Ticketing Global exhibition in London on June 28, the ...

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    Metro Report International

    Unicard and Amdocs announce account-based ticketing platform

    2022-06-29T14:16:00Z

    TICKETING: Unicard and Amdocs are co-operating to use their account-based ticketing and cloud-based payment platforms to offer a multi-mode and multi-operator ‘tap-in, tap-out’ ticketing system for rail, tram, bus and micromobility services. Anthony Goonetilleke, Group President of Technology & Head of Strategy at Amdocs, said the ...

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    Metro Report International

    Paragon ID acquires UrbanThings

    2022-06-29T08:55:00Z

    UK: Ticketing, payment and identification company Paragon ID has acquired UrbanThings, which develops passenger information, vehicle tracking, digital ticketing and analytical systems. The deal was announced at the Transport Ticketing Global trade fair in London on June 28, with Paragon ID commenting that UrbanThings had key ...

  • MTR Corp and Hong Kong Cyberport Management Co Ltd have signed a memorandum of understanding for a two-year collaboration to invest in digital technology start-ups.
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    MTR Corp to invest in start-ups

    2022-06-22T08:00:00Z

    CHINA: MTR Corp and Hong Kong Cyberport Management Co Ltd have signed a memorandum of understanding for a two-year collaboration to invest in digital technology start-ups. The MTR Lab and Cyberport Macro Fund will select start-ups from Cyberport’s ecosystem that have potential and suit MTR’s rail ...

  • Commuter rail agencies are being offered flexible options for the lease of ‘like new’ modernised diesel locomotives by Rolling Stock Solutions
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    Commuter operators offered flexible diesel locomotive leasing options

    2022-06-16T12:00:00Z

    USA: Commuter rail agencies are being offered flexible options for the lease of ‘like new’ modernised diesel locomotives by Rolling Stock Solutions and its strategic partner Alternate Concepts, with backing from private equity investor Adelphi Capital Advisory. RSS has acquired an initial fleet of EMD F40PH ...

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    Metro Report International

    Egyptian rolling stock localisation agreement signed

    2022-06-16T05:00:00Z

    EGYPT: The National Egyptian Railway Industries Co joint venture has signed an agreement with Hyundai Rotem for the local assembly of 40 metro trains totalling 320 cars to be deployed on Cairo metro lines 2 and 3. NERIC said the localisation agreement signed when a delegation ...

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    Metro Report International

    Mexican transport ticketing modernisation partnership

    2022-06-15T13:00:00Z

    MEXICO: Fare-payments-as-a-service company Masabi and Mexican consulting, engineering and project company Ibergex have announced a ‘strategic relationship’ to supply ticketing and payment technology in Mexico. This will combine Masabi’s Justride software platform with Ibergex’s resources and experience of the Mexican public transport market. The companies aim ...

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    Hitachi picks Maryland site to build US rolling stock production hub

    2022-03-22T05:43:00Z

    USA: Hitachi Rail has announced that it is to build a $70m rolling stock assembly factory on a 16·5 ha site near the Hopewell Valley industrial park west of Hagerstown, Maryland.

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    Metro Report International

    Keolis merges its digital services

    2022-03-17T10:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Keolis is merging all its public transport related data and software development activities into a single entity called Hove, formed from the words Hive and Move. Hove will take over the 110 employees of Kisio Digital and those of the data team of Kisio Services ...

  • Hyundai Rotem train for Cairo metro Line 3
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    Korean firms seek Egyptian rail opportunities

    2022-03-08T05:00:00Z

    EGYPT: South Korea’s Minister of Land, Infrastructure & Transport Noh Hyeong Ouk visited Egypt from February 23 to 25 to discuss bilateral co-operation on rail, metro and smart city projects. Noh met Minister of Transport Kamel El-Wazir to discuss financing for the localisation of the production ...

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    Metro Report International

    Mitsubishi Electric awarded New York CBTC contract

    2022-02-21T12:24:00Z

    USA: New York MTA has awarded Mitsubishi Electric Corp $62·65m contract to supply lineside communications-based train control equipment for the east end of the Subway’s Queens Boulevard Line between Kew Gardens/Union Turnpike and Jamaica/179th Street stations. Announcing the contact on February 20, Mitsubishi Electric said this ...