All Urban transport business articles – Page 6

  • Hyundai Rotem has previously supplied trams to cities in Turkey including Antalya.
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    Hyundai Rotem to develop hydrogen fuel cell tram

    2019-06-11T13:12:38Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Rotem has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hyundai Motor’s Mabuchi Research Institute for the development of a hydrogen fuel cell tram. The agreement announced on June 10 would see Hyundai Motor, which already has hydrogen fuel cell cars and buses in its portfolio, supply fuel ...

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    Mobility Innovation Partnership launched

    2019-06-10T15:14:06Z

    GERMANY: The UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019 saw the official launch of the Mobility Innovation Partnership between UITP and TechnologyRegion Karlsruhe that was concluded in April. This includes UITP’s establishment of a training centre in Karlsruhe, which will reveal its initial programmes at the summit. Firms in the ...

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    Alstom focuses on ‘green, fluid, safe and inclusive’ mobility at UITP 2019

    2019-06-07T13:26:09Z

    ALSTOM: Alstom will use the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019 to show how public transport can offer passengers a ‘fluid, secure and enjoyable travel experience’ while remaining environmentally friendly, sustainable and accessible. Visitors to the company’s stand will be able to learn about the latest developments in the ...

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    RATP and Airbus to explore urban air mobility around Paris

    2019-05-29T09:04:21Z

    FRANCE: Paris public transport operator RATP Group has signed a partnership with Airbus to explore the feasibility of developing ‘urban air mobility services’ in the Île-de-France region. ‘Beyond mass transport, which remains our core business, it is important for RATP Group to develop its human and technical know-how in ...

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    Mobility planning software for smarter cities

    2019-05-27T05:00:00Z

    UK: ‘Mobility is changing fast but transport decision-making is slow and expensive, based on poor data’, believes Robin North, co-founder and CEO of planning software company Immense Simulations. The company has just raised US$4·6m to support the development of its ‘simulation as a service’ transport modelling platform in a Series ...

  • A new design of narrow-gauge tram bogie was launched by PK TS at the Elektrotrans-2019 trade fair in Moscow.
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    Narrow gauge tram bogie unveiled

    2019-05-21T13:44:38Z

    RUSSIA: A new design of narrow gauge tram bogie was launched by PK TS at the Elektrotrans-2019 trade fair in Moscow on May 14-16. The bogie is intended for use with fully low-floor single-car or articulated light rail vehicles. It is designed for trams with narrow bodies 2 300 to ...

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    Stadler inaugurates Salt Lake City factory

    2019-05-14T14:29:00Z

    USA: Vehicles being built for Caltrain and TEXRail were used to re-enact the completion of the transcontinental railway at Promontory Summit 150 years before as part of celebrations marking the official inauguration of Stadler US Inc’s factory in Salt Lake City on May 9. ‘It seems fitting that as we ...

  • FS owns a stake in Milano metro Line 5 concessionaire Metro 5 SpA.
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    Urban mobility a feature of FS Group’s investment plan

    2019-05-14T12:57:24Z

    ITALY: State railway holding FS Group Chief Executive Gianfranco Battisti unveiled an ‘unprecedented’ spending programme on May 10, with €58bn to be invested across various modes in 2019-23. A total of €28bn is to be spent on rail infrastructure and €14bn on the strategic road network through FS Group’s ...

  • Scomi has supplied monorail vehicles to cities including Kuala Lumpur.
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    Scomi Rail ordered to wind up

    2019-05-10T09:01:18Z

    MALAYSIA: The High Court ordered the winding-up of monorail manufacturer Scomi Rail on May 6. The order follows Scomi Rail defaulting on debts to Maybank and Voyage Logistics International (Malaysia). The property of the Scomi Engineering subsidiary, which had a net book value of just under 507m ringgit on ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2019-05-03T05:00:00Z

    PKP Cargo has signed a letter of intent with Poland’s Industrial Development Agency for co-operation in setting up a wagon factory near Rzeszów. Greenbrier subsidiary Wagony Świdnica is expected to sign a letter of intent soon, allowing a fuller agreement to be signed by the end of the year. Eight ...

  • CRRC and Tianjin Trust Co have launched a financial leasing subsidiary with the aim of expanding the rolling stock manufacturing group’s export activities.
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    CRRC launches rolling stock finance business

    2019-04-29T15:17:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC and Tianjin Trust Co have launched a financial leasing subsidiary with the aim of expanding the rolling stock manufacturing group’s export activities and supporting the government’s Belt & Road Initiative. Target market sectors include urban rail vehicles, as well as high speed trainsets, high-power locomotives and wagons. CRRC ...

  • Siemens Mobility has submitted an outline planning application for a £200m rolling stock plant at Goole in East Yorkshire which would manufacture and commission vehicles for the UK market.
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    Siemens Mobility submits plans for Goole rolling stock plant

    2019-04-24T05:00:00Z

    UK: Siemens Mobility has submitted an outline planning application for a £200m rolling stock plant at Goole in East Yorkshire which would manufacture and commission vehicles for the UK market. This follows the signing last of November of a £1·5bn contract to supply 94 Inspiro London trainsets for London Underground’s ...

  • Proterra manufactures battery electric buses.
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    Battery leasing credit line set up

    2019-04-16T13:55:33Z

    USA: Proterra is working with Mitsui & Co to establish a US$200m credit facility to support a battery leasing programme, the electric bus manufacturer announced on April 16. Under the programme, a customer that purchases a Proterra bus can lease the batteries over the 12-year life-cycle of the vehicle. ...

  • Based in Aachen, EBS Ebus Solutions aims to develop rostering tools tailored to the needs of electric bus fleets.
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    Electric bus planning joint venture formed

    2019-04-15T12:20:14Z

    BUSES: Transport software company IVU Traffic Technologies and Aachen-based consultancy Ebusplan have formed a joint venture to develop software and components for battery electric buses. Based in Aachen, EBS Ebus Solutions aims to develop rostering tools tailored to the needs of electric bus fleets. The joint venture partners expect ...

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    Hochbahn divests BeNEX stake ahead of direct award

    2019-04-01T15:16:48Z

    GERMANY: Infrastructure investment group International Public Partnerships Ltd is to acquire its joint venture partner Hamburger Hochbahn AG’s 51% stake in rail and bus operator BeNEX GmbH. The signing of the purchase agreement was announced on April 1. The transaction is expected to be completed by July at the latest, ...

  • Transport for London has completed a sale and leaseback deal for the Class 345 EMUs which Bombardier Transportation is delivering for Elizabeth Line services.
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    Crossrail fleet sale and leaseback deal completed

    2019-03-22T09:57:04Z

    UK: Transport for London has completed a sale and leaseback deal for the Class 345 electric multiple-units which Bombardier Transportation is delivering for Elizabeth Line services. The EMUs have been bought by the 345 Rail Leasing consortium of Equitix Investment Management Ltd, NatWest and SMBC Leasing. TfL said the ...

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    Transport for London joins the London Connectory

    2019-03-15T12:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has started an 18-month collaboration with Bosch Connected Mobility Solutions to develop ‘smart mobility’ projects. The collaboration forms part of the newly created London Connectory, established by Bosch and Nitrous. This aims to bring together public-sector, private-sector and academic partners. TfL hopes to use this ...

  • Daimler Buses said public transport was undergoing a ‘radical transformation’.
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    Strategic partnership to develop integrated transport IT

    2019-03-08T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Daimler Buses has announced a strategic partnership with technology company IVU Traffic Technologies to develop ‘integrated mobility solutions for the public transport of tomorrow’. As part of this, Daimler Buses has acquired a 5·25% stake in Berlin-based IVU from the Gerlind & Ernst Denert-Stiftung foundation established by IVU’s previous ...

  • Hübner has a major order to supply gangways for New York City Subway trains.
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    Elastomer factory to serve US rail and bus markets

    2019-03-07T13:20:42Z

    USA: Having secured a major order to supply the gangways for new New York City Subway trains, Hübner has announced plans to build a elastomer product factory at Dunlap in Tennessee by 2020. This is to produce moulded parts, silicone seals and sensor-equipped rubber profiles for the US rail and ...

  • Volvo Group company Nova Bus has officially opened a development centre close to its factory at Saint-Eustache in Québec, where it will undertake R&D to support the increased use of electric power for sustainable bus operation.
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    R&D centre to develop sustainable buses for smart connected cities

    2019-03-05T11:40:06Z

    CANADA: Volvo Group company Nova Bus has officially opened a development centre close to its factory at Saint-Eustache in Québec, where it will undertake R&D to support the increased use of electric power for sustainable bus operation. ‘Technologies and processes evolve at a very high rate’, said Nova Bus Vice-President ...