All Urban transport business articles

  • Hacon and Deutsche Telekom MaaS
    Metro Report International

    Deutsche Telekom commissions Hacon to develop German MaaS platform


    GERMANY: Deutsche Telekom has commissioned Hacon to develop a Mobility-as-a-Service platform by June 2022, including web, Android and iOS apps. The Siemens Mobility subsidiary is to develop a MaaS platform that can facilitate door-to-door travel using public transport, on-demand services, new mobility providers, taxis, bicycles or ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Transport for London joins project reference scheme


    UK: Transport for London has joined the Rail Supply Group’s export reference scheme which provides simplified project references for suppliers who are seeking to sell their products or services overseas. Network Rail and HS2 Ltd already participate. ‘At the Rail Supply Group we’ve been working closely ...

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    Metro Report International

    Urban rail maintenance co-operation


    TRACK: PJ Messtechnik and Voestalpine Track Solutions Germany are co-operating to provide metro and light rail track measuring and data visualisation services. The resulting information can be used to plan the targeted deployment of Voestalpine rail milling machines, and for general network condition reporting. ...

  • Christian Schreyer
    Rail Business UK

    Next Go-Ahead CEO named


    GO-AHEAD: The board of the Go-Ahead Group has appointed Christian Schreyer as Chief Executive with effect from the November 5 annual general meeting. He will succeed David Brown, who announced in May that he would retire this year. To provide a smooth transition, Schreyer will ...

  • Alstom and Fundación ONCE renew their collaboration agreement to continue building a more accessible and universal mobility

    Fundación ONCE advises Alstom on disability inclusion


    ALSTOM: Alstom and Spain’s ONCE Foundation for Co-operation Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities have renewed a collaboration framework agreement which aims to improve the usability and comfort of trains for people with disabilities and the elderly. Projects which have benefited from the ...

  • Sound Transit
    Metro Report International

    Amazon backs transit-oriented development of affordable housing


    USA: Amazon’s Housing Equity Fund has committed to provide below-market financing to support the transit-oriented development of affordable housing in Seattle and Washington DC, with the aim of ensuring that moderate to low-income families can afford to live in areas with easy access to employment, schools, ...

  • Transport for London has awarded telecoms infrastructure provider BAI Communications a 20-year concession to provide mobile coverage on the whole London Underground network
    Metro Report International

    London Underground mobile coverage concession awarded


    UK: Transport for London has awarded telecoms infrastructure provider BAI Communications a 20-year concession to provide mobile coverage on the whole London Underground network, with all stations and tunnels to be covered by the end of 2024. The neutral host network will be available for ...

  • Unwire
    Metro Report International

    ICM Mobility acquires mobile ticketing and payment specialist Unwire


    DENMARK: ICM Mobility Group has acquired mobile ticketing and payment specialist Unwire, which offers a white label platform aggregating services ranging from traditional public transport to micromobility, paratransit, rideshare and other options. Features include multimodal trip planning and on-demand microtransit booking and scheduling. København-based Unwire ...

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    Metro Report International

    Brussels tram turnout contract awarded


    BELGIUM: Brussels operator STIB has awarded Vossloh Cogifer Kihn a 10-year framework contract worth almost €40m for the supply of tramway turnouts. ‘By winning the framework contract, we successfully continue our long-standing business relationship with STIB’, said Vossloh executive board member Jan Furnivall on May ...

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    Metro Report International

    Trapeze launches intelligent transport software business


    NORTH AMERICA: Trapeze Group Americas has launched its Vontas business unit, which will focus exclusively on software for real-time intelligent transport applications such as yard management and fare collection. Trapeze will continue to offer mobility on demand, mobility-as-a-service, planning and scheduling, asset management, workforce management and ...

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    Metro Report International

    Dubai RTA picks Keolis-led joint venture to operate metro and tram networks


    UAE: Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority has selected a Keolis-led consortium to operate and maintain its metro and light rail networks for nine years with options for up to a further six.

  • sg ITTC test centre
    Metro Report International

    Construction of Integrated Train Testing Centre begins


    SINGAPORE: Construction of Land Transport Authority’s Integrated Train Testing Centre was launched by Minister for Transport Ong Ye Kung with a groundbreaking ceremony on March 17. The ITTC will support the testing and commissioning of trains and railway systems for new and existing lines, allowing ...

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    Metro Report International

    UITP scholarship programme to honour Laurent Dauby


    TRAINING: The International Association of Public Transport is to launch a scholarship programme for young leaders from developing countries, in memory of its former Director of Rail, Laurent Dauby, who died suddenly at the end of 2019.

  • HUBNER-Airdal
    Metro Report International

    Antiviral surface protection for public transport


    GERMANY: Hübner Group has entered into a co-operation agreement with Airdal for the distribution of antiviral surface protection products in the public transport market. ‘Regional transit companies are encountering major challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic’, said Helge Förster, General Manager of Hübner ...

  • Sao Paulo metro Line 4
    Metro Report International

    Investor joins São Paulo metro Line 6 project


    BRAZIL: Spanish infrastructure group Acciona has sold a 12·3% stake in the São Paulo Metro Line 6 concession holder Concessionária Linha Universidade to STOA, a French infrastructure investment group which specialises in emerging markets Owned by Caisse des Dépôts (83·3%) and Agence Française de Développement (16·7%), ...

  • UKVZ Type 71-628 tram on test in Ust-Katav (Photo: Yakov Titenok)
    Metro Report International

    Sinara to supply Moscow with UKVZ trams


     RUSSIA: Having won a contract to supply 90 trams to Moscow, Sinara City Transport Solutions has awarded UKVZ a subcontract to build the vehicles.

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    Metro Report International

    Black Country very light rail innovation centre under development


    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 ...

  • in money bank card (Rupixen Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    EMV Level 1 certification now offered in India


    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


    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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    Passenger counting partnership


    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 ...