All Urban transport business articles – Page 3

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    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%), STOA ...

  • 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 National Innovation ...

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    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.
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    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 management. ...

  • 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


    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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    Competence management technology company looks to Asia-Pacific market


    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 management across ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Stadler takes over Tyne & Wear Metro fleet maintenance


    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 of the ...

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    Urban In Depth

    Building back better


    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


    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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    UrbanThings raises funding for smart mobility platform development


    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 to ...

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    Spanish operators to collaborate on international rail projects


    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. Co-operation ...

  • cz Skoda Ostrava
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    Škoda Transportation buys tram and bus maintenance business


    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


    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


    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 authorities ...

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    Metro Report International

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


    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


    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


    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


    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 selection, ...