All Urban transport technology articles

  • The Federal Council has approved the Mobility Data Ordinance, which obliges transport agencies to provide data on timetables, routes and fares for inclusion in a single national Mobility Data Marketplace.
    Metro Report International

    Transport information to be made available on Mobility Data Marketplace

    2021-09-23T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The Federal Council has approved the Mobility Data Ordinance, which obliges transport agencies to provide data on timetables, routes and fares for inclusion in a single national Mobility Data Marketplace. The aim is to facilitate the development of app-based transport information services, and to make ...

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    Metro Report International

    SmartWindow trials begin on Karlsruhe tram-train

    2021-09-17T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: SmartWindow technology for displaying live and context-based journey information on vehicle windows is being tested on a tram-train operated by AVG in Karlsruhe. The six-month trial starting this month will be used to assess the situations under which passengers will interact with the SmartWindow, which ...

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    Metro Report International

    Bespoke London Underground doors pass fire test

    2021-09-14T05:00:00Z

    UK: Rhino Doors has successfully fire-tested bespoke self-closing doors designed for the cross passages of Transport for London’s Moorgate station. The doors are intended to provide passengers with reduced mobility with a place of refuge during emergencies, and feature panic bars and vision panels. The double-leaf ...

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    Metro Report International

    Singapore communications modernisation contract awarded

    2021-09-03T08:43:00Z

    SINGAPORE: A consortium of ST Engineering and Siemens Mobility has been awarded a S$180m contract to renew communications systems on the North-South and East-West metro lines and the Bukit Panjang LRT by 2029. This covers 75 locations including stations, substations, depots and control centres, and will ...

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    Metro Report International

    Glimble app aims to reduce Dutch transport payment friction

    2021-08-31T14:39:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Arriva and mobility-as-a-service technology company Moovit have launched the Glimble app with the aim of reducing transport payment friction as well as providing travellers with real-time information, disruption alerts and step-by-step guidance throughout a journey. Glimble was developed after local authorities ...

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    Metro Report International

    Ultra-wideband train control technology gains SIL-4 certification

    2021-08-31T13:31:00Z

    USA: Independent safety assessor TÜV Süd has granted CENELEC SIL-4 safety certification for Piper Networks’ ultra-wideband location detection and train control technology.

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    Metro Report International

    Subscription version of Transit app launched

    2021-08-24T05:00:00Z

    USA: Transit has launched a paid-for version of its transport app. Core features such as next departures, journey planning and mobile ticketing remain free, while after a grace period only subscribers to the new Royale service will be able to access full timetables and maps for routes that are further ...

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    Metro Report International

    AStriD demonstrates autonomous tram in Potsdam depot

    2021-08-23T10:47:00Z

    GERMANY: ViP Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam and Siemens Mobility have successfully demonstrated the operation of an autonomous tram as part of the Autonomous Tram in Depot project. Backed by the federal Ministry of Transport & Digital Infrastructure’s mFUND innovation initiative, the AStriD project is working to develop a fully ...

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    Rail Business UK

    London Underground driverless train study seeks platform edge door alternatives

    2021-08-20T10:10:00Z

    UK: As part of a study into the feasibility of introducing driverless trains on the London Underground, Transport for London is seeking information about technologies that could mitigate platform-train interface risks in the absence of platform edge doors. TfL’s participation in a Department for Transport-led study ...

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    Cross-border CBTC contract awarded

    2021-08-20T05:00:00Z

    ASIA: Siemens Mobility has been formally awarded the contract to design, install and commission what it says will be the first communications-based train control deployment on a cross-border line. The contract covers the provision of Trainguard MT CBTC to support GoA4 unattended automatic operation on the ...

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    Metro Report International

    Track Access Management System goes to market

    2021-08-17T13:42:00Z

    SINGAPORE: PCCW Solutions and the Strides Engineering subsidiary of metro operator SMRT Trains are to jointly market their Track Access Management System software for automating track access allocations when planning engineering and maintenance works. TAMS replaces labour intensive manual processes, and provides real-time updates of allocation ...

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    RENFE awards contract for Spanish national Mobility-as-a-Service platform

    2021-08-10T08:08:00Z

    SPAIN: RENFE Operadora has awarded Siemens Mobility and Everis a five-year contract to develop and operate a multimodal Mobility-as-a-Service platform which will enable travellers to use a single app to plan, book and pay for trips by public and shared transport including trains, metros, buses, bicycles, car ...

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    Metro Report International

    Real-time loading information through Google Maps

    2021-08-10T05:00:00Z

    USA: MTA Long Island Rail Road passengers can now obtain real-time information about seat availability through Google Maps. The technology was developed in-house by the operator. ‘LIRR continues to innovate and develop cutting-edge technology to allow riders to plan their trip right down to the ...

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    Metro Report International

    Cities will drive the decarbonisation of transport

    2021-08-04T10:38:00Z

    Providing more and better transport from the passenger’s perspective through initiatives such as Mobility as a Service will help to decarbonise the urban environment as well as reducing congestion, believes Hitachi Rail CEO Andrew Barr.

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    Metro Report International

    CBTC to use BlackBerry software

    2021-08-03T05:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: sTraffic is to use BlackBerry’s QNX OS for Safety software in its communications-based train control systems. ‘Both BlackBerry and its QNX OS for Safety have an unparalleled reputation and proven safety pedigree’, said sTraffic Project Manager KH Kim. ‘Thanks to the company’s ...

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    Metro Report International

    Calypso host card emulation goes live in Strasbourg

    2021-07-27T15:37:00Z

    TICKTING: The Calypso Networks Association has announced the completion of the first deployment of the HCE Calypso Interoperable Application. This enables transport authorities to provide Calypso ticketing using host card emulation software on Android smartphones, greatly expanding the range of devices which passengers can use to ...

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    Metro Report International

    Stuttgart deploys best price ticketing functionality

    2021-07-22T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Siemens Mobility subsidiary eos.uptrade has used its XiXo ticketing software to add ‘best price’ ticketing functionality to Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen’s SSB Move app. Once the user has chosen a journey in the planner, the price overview shows a Best Price Ticket option. If this is ...

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    Metro Report International

    Wi-fi used to estimate station usage

    2021-07-13T05:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London is using aggregated and depersonalised data from its wi-fi network to provide real-time information on how busy London Underground stations are at any particular time of the day. TfL has previously used ticketing data to understand travel patterns, with its estimates ...

  • Karlsruhe regioKArgo freight tram (Photo: AVG/Michael Krauth)
    Metro Report International

    Parcel tram software under development

    2021-07-12T09:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Public transport IT specialist INIT has been selected to develop the booking, transport management, payment and shipment tracking system for the RegioKArgo freight tram demonstrator project in Karlsruhe. The project aims to assess the feasibility of urban deliveries using trams rather than lorries and ...

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    Metro Report International

    Made-to-measure accommodation bogies for tram refurbishment

    2021-07-08T04:00:00Z

    UK: West Midlands Metro commissioned depot equipment specialist Mechan to produce three bespoke accommodation bogies to enable its trams to be stored outdoors while their bogies are refurbished. Following the operator’s initial enquiry, Mechan engineers visited Wednesbury depot to measure the CAF Urbos 3 trams ...