All Urban transport business articles

  • DMRC and RITES MoU (Photo DMRC)
    Metro Report International

    Delhi Metro and RITES seek metro opportunities


    INDIA: Delhi Metro Rail Corp and Indian Railways’ consultancy business Rail India Technical & Economic Service are to jointly explore opportunities in the mass rapid transit sector in India and abroad. A memorandum of understanding was signed on June 13. DMRC said the partnership aims to ...

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    Investor sees ‘genuine growth potential’ as DB completes sale of Arriva


    EUROPE: The sale of Deutsche Bahn’s non-German public transport business Arriva to I Squared Capital has been completed, the companies announced on June 3. DB said it would now focus on rail transport within Germany, while I Squared said it sees opportunities to invest in decarbonisation. ...

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    Metro Report International

    Deutschland-Ticket fraud revealed


    GERMANY: Widespread cases of fraud involving the purchase of the flat-fare Deutschland-Ticket have been uncovered. Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Main had reported a number of fraudulent transactions in March, but the problem has since become more common, with Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe warning on May 22 that numerous cases of criminal ...

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    SNCF and RATP to sell majority stake in Systra


    SYSTRA: French national railway SNCF and Paris transport operator RATP have entered into exclusive negotiations for the sale of a majority stake in transport engineering consultancy Systra to Latour Capital and Fimalac. Latour Capital is an independent French asset management company investing primarily in companies where ...

  • ATM Executive Director Arrigo Giana (Photo Jeremie Anne)
    Metro Report International

    Milano transport operator targets French market


    FRANCE: Executive Director Arrigo Giana tells Metro Report International about Milano transport operator ATM’s plans for international expansion.

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    Metro Report International

    More payment options as NJ Transit ticketing contract renewed


    USA: New Jersey’s NJ Transit has renewed Conduent Transportation’s contactless fare collection systems contract for a further five years. Under the previous contract Conduent implemented Tap & Ride payment enabling bus and light rail passengers to use contactless credit and debit cards. Under the latest contract ...

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    Metro Report International

    Chennai Metro tickets on sale through e-commerce system


    INDIA: Chennai Metro Rail Ltd says it is the first Indian metro to enable its tickets to be sold using Open Network for Digital Commerce standards. ‘By partnering with ONDC, CMRL is now completely opening up access to its ticketing application service, allowing a wide range ...

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    Market Analysis: Driverless metro market set to surge


    A projected boom in fully automated metro projects over the next decade offers valuable business opportunities, believes management consultancy Roland Berger.

  • EU Future Mobility Taskforce
    Metro Report International

    Future Mobility Taskforce launched


    EUROPE: Private transport technology companies have formed a Future Mobility Taskforce which aims to inform EU policymakers about innovation and start-ups in the sector. The taskforce was launched when 16 CEOs and founders met Commissioner for Transport Adina Vălean in Brussels during January. Train and coach ...

  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
    Metro Report International

    Tokyo Metro privatisation could begin this year


    JAPAN: Tokyo Metropolitan Government is likely to begin selling off its shares in Tokyo Metro in the 2024 financial year, Governor Yuriko Koike said on January 26. The current Tokyo Metro company was founded on April 1 2004 as part of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s policy ...

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    Metro Report International

    Chicago Transit Authority seeks to help small companies win business


    USA: Chicago Transit Authority has opened applications for its nine-week Small Business Educational Series, which aims to help local small and disadvantaged businesses participate in its contracts. Industry leaders will teach participants how to procure business opportunities, manage projects, protect against risk, run payroll correctly, create ...

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    Metro Report International

    Chicago Transit Authority to launch Innovation Studio


    USA: Chicago Transit Authority is to launch an Innovation Studio which will solicit ideas for improving the customer experience, enhancing operations and addressing safety and security challenges. CTA will release several ‘problem statements’ based on feedback from employees and customers that identify specific challenges. Companies will ...

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    Metro Report International

    Journey planning collaboration


    INTERNATIONAL: Ticketing and passenger information technology company UrbanThings and white label journey planner developer SkedGo have formed a strategic partnership to combine their platforms to deliver preference-based journey planning. ‘Working with SkedGo will supercharge our journey planning offering’, said Guy Sutherland, Head ...

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    Metro Report International

    Chicago transport chatbot under development


    USA: Chicago Transit Authority is working with Google Public Sector to develop a virtual assistant to go live on the transport agency’s website in early 2024. Chat with CTA is intended to provide simple, one-step-away support which can resolve many questions and concerns within minutes. CTA ...

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    Metro Report International

    ‘Large and complex’ urban rail schemes at heart of RATP Dev strategic plan


    INTERNATIONAL: Contract operating specialist RATP Dev has unveiled a revamped business strategy.

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    Metro Report International

    Taipei metro ticketing enhancements


    TAIWAN: Taipei Rapid Transit Corp has appointed Thales and local partner MiTAC Information Technology Corp to upgrade the metro’s fare collection systems to accept multiple electronic payment options at the ticket gates at 120 stations. The project announced by Thales on November 16 supports the ...

  • Mosaiq insights
    Metro Report International

    Passenger feedback added to transport data insight platform


    INTERNATIONAL: Snapper Services has integrated real-time passenger feedback from the Transit app into its Mosaiq Insights platform, which combines data from various tools into dashboards to help operators inform their decision-making. Transit’s Rate-My-Ride feature allows operators to ask passengers questions about their journey, enabling people to ...

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    Metro Report International

    Ticketing collaboration aims to simplify deployment


    INTERNATIONAL: Ticketing technology supplier Masabi and payments processing company Worldpay are collaborating to supply off-the-shelf EMV payment systems that can be easily implemented and operated by public transport agencies large and small. Operators can start by enabling open payments, and then upgrade to other modules of ...

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    Deutsche Bahn to sell Arriva Group to I Squared


    EUROPE: German national railway Deutsche Bahn has signed an agreement to sell the whole of Arriva Group to infrastructure investment manager I Squared Capital. The transaction announced on October 19 is expected to complete in 2024, subject to customary closing conditions including the approval of the ...

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    Metro Report International

    Domestically developed tram technology on test


    SOUTH KOREA: Domestically-developed articulation technology for low-floor trams has been produced by a consortium of Daejeon Transportation Corp, Hyunwoo Systems, Korea Testing Institute for Industrial Technology, Hyundai Rotem and Shinhyung E&G. The project which aims to remove the need to import equipment began in April 2021, ...