All Urban transport business articles – Page 10

  • Alstom, IDRO and IRICO have signed an agreement defining terms for the potential formation of a rolling stock manufacturing joint venture
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    Alstom plans Iranian urban rail rolling stock joint venture

    2017-07-25T11:08:00Z

    IRAN: Alstom, Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran and Iranian Rail Industries Development Co signed an agreement on July 23 defining the terms for the potential formation of a joint venture to produce urban and suburban rolling stock in Iran. This builds on a memorandum of ...

  • A joint venture of Keolis and Downer EDI now operates bus and ferry services in Newcastle, New South Wales.
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    Keolis Downer takes over operation of Newcastle transport network

    2017-07-10T14:08:18Z

    AUSTRALIA: A joint venture of French public transport operator Keolis and infrastructure services company Downer EDI took over the operation of bus and ferry services in Newcastle, New South Wales, on July 1. According to Keolis, this is the ‘first multimodal transport system to be operated by a private operator ...

  • BHEL and Kawasaki Heavy Industries have signed an agreement for the production of metro rolling stock.
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    BHEL and Kawasaki sign metro rolling stock agreement

    2017-07-06T10:35:46Z

    INDIA: BHEL and Kawasaki Heavy Industries signed a technology collaboration agreement on June 29 covering the manufacture of stainless steel metro cars and bogies. Under the agreement, design, engineering and manufacturing facilities are to be established at BHEL’s Indian site using Japanese technology. BHEL says that the agreement ...

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    Six start-ups to work with Transport for London on open-data innovation

    2017-06-20T10:32:02Z

    UK: Six start-ups have been chosen to work with Transport for London under the Nitrous innovation accelerator that aims to reduce congestion, encourage public transport use and promote walking and cycling. Nitrous has been developed by the Tech City Ventures network. It aims to help start-ups better support public-sector ...

  • An autonomous shuttle supplied by Navya would be tested at the transport laboratory.
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    Trapeze to open public transport research lab

    2017-06-14T11:10:22Z

    SWITZERLAND: Trapeze has established a subsidiary called AMoTech, which is to open a centre of competence for research into autonomous mobility. The Public Transport Lab in Neuhausen would be used to conduct tests of autonomous vehicles, including a self-driving shuttle supplied by Navya. The aim of these tests would ...

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    Porsche to buy PTV Group

    2017-06-07T15:43:50Z

    GERMANY: PTV Planung Transport Verkehr announced on June 7 that it is being acquired by Porsche Automobil Holding for €300m, subject to regulatory approval. Karlsruhe-based PTV Group supplies software for transport planning, management and logistics. It employs more than 700 people across 20 offices. ‘PTV Group operates at ...

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    Seoul metro operators merge

    2017-06-02T08:08:11Z

    SOUTH KOREA: The merger of the two city-owned metro operators in Seoul took effect on May 31. The new Seoul Metro is formed of Seoul Metro Corp — which previously operated lines 1, 2, 3 and 4 — and Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corp, which operated lines 5, 6, ...

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    Strukton forms Chinese joint venture

    2017-05-31T12:50:54Z

    CHINA: Strukton Rolling Stock signed a joint venture agreement on May 31 with Jinan-based Rnomac Group subsidiary SiCC Co, which specialises in the manufacture of semiconductor materials. The joint venture, named Shandong SRCC Rail Transport Technology Co, aims to supply traction equipment and railway systems for the Chinese market. ...

  • GlobalPlatform has published a technical framework designed in collaboration with the Smart Ticketing Alliance and mobile operators' organisation GSMA which aims to ensure that interoperable mobile ticketing is brought to market efficiently and securely.
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    Mobile ticketing technology framework published

    2017-05-05T10:07:15Z

    TICKETING: Embedded applications industry association GlobalPlatform has published a technical framework designed in collaboration with the Smart Ticketing Alliance and mobile operators' organisation GSMA which aims to ensure that interoperable mobile ticketing is brought to market efficiently and securely. GlobalPlatform Systems End-to-End Simplified Service Management Framework Transport v1.0.0 specifies the ...

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    SBS Transit and ST Kinetics sign MoU

    2017-05-05T10:00:55Z

    SINGAPORE: ST Kinetics has entered the rail sector with the signing of a memorandum of understanding on April 26 with SBS Transit, which operates two metro lines and two light metro lines in Singapore. The two parties have entered a strategic partnership to collaborate on rail maintenance and engineering, ...

  • Transport for London has signed a five-year deal for TSBA Group to manage its international brand licensing programme.
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    Transport for London appoints TSBA to license its brand

    2017-05-02T15:31:11Z

    UK: Transport for London has signed a five-year deal for TSBA Group to manage its international brand licensing programme in return for a percentage of royalties from licensing deals that it negotiates. The TfL licensing programme is to be formally launched at Licensing Expo in Las Vegas on May 23-25. ...

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    Thales acquires Guavus

    2017-05-01T08:00:00Z

    ANALYTICS: Thales announced on April 28 that it had signed an agreement to acquire big data analytics company Guavus. The acquisition is worth up to US$215m and is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2017. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Guavus also has offices in Montréal ...

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    Alstom and Airbus to co-operate on cybersecurity

    2017-04-28T10:15:31Z

    CYBERSECURITY: Alstom and Airbus have signed a strategic co-operation agreement in cybersecurity that aims to develop a risk management model adapted to the evolution of the transport industry. Alstom notes that the expansion of the internet of things and big data, coupled with the increase in cyberattacks, requires new ...

  • Siemens is using 3D printing to reduce its lead times for the supply of customised tram components.
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    Tram components 3D printed on demand

    2017-04-27T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Siemens is using 3D printing to reduce its lead times for the supply of customised tram components from weeks to days while eliminating the cost of specialised tooling and the need to keep parts in stock. Siemens has seen an increase in demand for customised parts, but the ...

  • United Wagon Co has established a subsidiary to arrange multimodal tank container and container shipments.
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    United Wagon Co forms tank container subsidiary

    2017-04-24T10:25:00Z

    RUSSIA: Rolling stock manufacturing group United Wagon Co has established a subsidiary to arrange multimodal tank container and container shipments in the CIS region, southeast Asia and the Middle East. Unicon 1520 will have a fleet of high-capacity flat wagons produced by UWC, as well as tank containers ...

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    Court backs Bombardier in Ontario LRV dispute

    2017-04-20T10:18:34Z

    CANADA: Ontario provincial transport authority Metrolinx cannot immediately cancel a contract with Bombardier Transportation for the supply of 182 light rail vehicles without compensating the manufacturer, a court ruled on April 19.Metrolinx had launched legal proceedings against Bombardier over what it claimed were a series of delays to the production ...

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    Tracsis buys stake in Vivacity

    2017-04-04T09:07:12Z

    UK: Transportation data software supplier Tracsis announced on April 4 that it had taken a stake in Vivacity Labs, a provider of data for smart cities and intelligent transport systems. Tracsis is investing up to £1m, subject to performance milestones, through a tranched equity funding mechanism in return for ...

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    CRRC begins construction of Chicago factory

    2017-03-17T09:40:45Z

    USA: CRRC Sifang America held a groundbreaking ceremony for its rolling stock assembly plant in Chicago on March 16. CRRC intends the 35 390 m2 factory in the Hegewisch district of southeast Chicago to become its North American assembly hub. Chicago Transit Authority awarded CRRC Sifang a framework contract ...

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    Singapore contactless ticketing pilot to begin in March

    2017-03-01T14:27:46Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority and Mastercard will launch an account-based fare payment pilot on March 20. This will allow passengers to use contactless credit and debit cards for fare payments on the metro and buses. LTA and Mastercard signed a partnership agreement for the pilot last year, and hope ...

  • Cubic Transportation Systems ‘inevitably learned a lot’  from the roll-out of contactless payment in London.
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    London’s contactless payment goes global

    2017-03-01T09:30:00Z

    CONTACTLESS: Cubic Transportation Systems ‘inevitably learned a lot about the processes of the payment industry’ through working with Transport for London on the roll-out of contactless payment, John Hill, Managing Director Europe, told Metro Report International at the Transport Ticketing Global 2017 conference, and such experience means deployment ‘becomes ...