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    In depth

    Technology: Keeping track of tram-trains

    2022-09-27T10:36:00Z

    Enhanced control and supervision tools have been deployed to improve the operation of tram-trains around Karlsruhe, where portion working is a common but complicated process.

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    Active steering tested on Swiss tram

    2022-09-26T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Zürich start-up Traila has demonstrated a prototype sensor-based active steering system which is designed to significantly reduce the friction between tram wheels and rails, reducing noise, wear and dust. A simulation platform is being used to test the prototype in partnership ...

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    RENFE begins launch of Dōcō Mobility-as-a-Service platform

    2022-09-08T13:18:00Z

    SPAIN: RENFE Operadora has begun the launch of its multimodal Mobility-as-a-Service platform which aims to offer planning booking and payment facilities covering all public transport and shared mobility services in Spain. The platform is branded Dōcō, an abbreviation of the phrase ‘ir donde quieras, ir como quieras’ ...

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    New York MTA launches combined commuter rail app

    2022-08-25T12:00:00Z

    USA: New York MTA has launched the TrainTime one-stop journey planning, ticket purchasing and real-time train location app for Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad commuter rail passengers. This was developed in-house by MTA, and replaces the eTix app and the previously separate TrainTime apps ...

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    London Underground fits customised cable hangers

    2022-08-23T05:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has installed Ellis Patents’ Pegasus cable hangers as part of the Bank station capacity enhancement project. Specified through UK distributor ETS Cable Components, the hangers were chosen because their modular design meant they could be manufactured to the project’s specific requirements. ...

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    Brazil: making more use of urban railways

    2022-08-17T10:19:00Z

    Better utilisation of under-used main line railways is seen as key to developing cost-effective urban and suburban rail networks that can relieve road congestion in Brazil’s fast-growing cities. Benjámin Zelki  investigates.

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    New York revises CBTC programme to prioritise reliability over peak-hour capacity

    2022-08-17T08:47:00Z

    USA: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority is to revise its programme to roll out communications-based train control across the Subway network under proposed amendments to its 2020-24 Capital Plan.

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    Metro escalator refurbishment matches speed to the time of day

    2022-08-05T05:00:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Otis has completed a six-year project to refurbish 231 escalators at 42 stations on the North-South and East-West metro lines, installing additional safety features, improving efficiency and enabling operation at different speeds depending on the time of day. The escalators are programmed to move at ...

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    Helsinki smart ticketing contract

    2022-08-04T04:00:00Z

    FINLAND: Helsinki regional transport authority HSL has awarded Conduent Transportation a contract to supply fare collection equipment for buses, trams, trains, metros and ferries. There were 238 million passenger boardings on these services in 2021. The first phase of the project is scheduled to begin in ...

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    Parramatta tram collision warning system

    2022-08-02T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: A collision warning system developed by Bosch is to be installed on the 13 seven-section trams that CAF is to supply for Stage 1 of the Parramatta Light Rail network in western Sydney. The 12 km, 16-stop Stage 1 connecting Westmead to the Parramatta CBD, ...

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    Mobility+ looks at technology and the last mile

    2022-07-28T04:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Mobility+ is a new zone at InnoTrans where providers of services such as apps, shared mobility, travel information, booking and payment, drones and last-mile innovations can highlight their products. ‘This is where companies exhibiting new mobility services can meet domestic and international transport companies, transport ...

  • Yarra Trams Chief Executive Julien Dehornoy and solar panels
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    Solar panels installed on Yarra Trams depot

    2022-07-26T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Melbourne’s Yarra Trams has commissioned 100 kW of solar panels installed on the roof of its Southbank depot, the first of seven depots to be equipped with a total of 200 solar panels to produce over 550 MWh/year. Installed with funding support from the Victorian ...

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    Makkah metro communications upgraded for Hajj operations

    2022-07-25T05:00:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Hytera has replaced the communication systems on the Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah metro line in Makkah which only operates during the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Hytera said the existing communication system, which had been running since the 18 km line opened in November 2010, had ...

  • Dudley Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre Furrer and Frey charger (3)
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    Very Light Rail overhead charger commissioned at Dudley test facility

    2022-07-18T11:35:00Z

    UK: A rapid battery charger which supplier Furrer+Frey says is the first of its kind for a rail application has been commissioned at the Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre in Dudley. This will enable testing of the automated rapid charging capability of the prototype ...

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    Central bank to roll out national contactless transport payment system

    2022-07-07T12:00:00Z

    COSTA RICA: The SINPE-TP national electronic payment system for public transport is being rolled out on trains and buses by central bank BCCR, which estimates that contactless payments for public transport could reduce cash payments nationwide by 25%. Announcing a contract to provide BCCR with a ...

  • HID Global has launched its TripTick Halo ticket reader
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    HID Global launches multi-system ticket reader

    2022-07-01T05:00:00Z

    USA: HID Global has launched its TripTick Halo ticket reader, combining near-field communication, QR/barcode and contactless EMV payments in a single onboard device which can be mounted on a surface, pole or desk. Unveiled at the Transport Ticketing Global exhibition in London on June 28, the ...

  • MTR Corp and Hong Kong Cyberport Management Co Ltd have signed a memorandum of understanding for a two-year collaboration to invest in digital technology start-ups.
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    MTR Corp to invest in start-ups

    2022-06-22T08:00:00Z

    CHINA: MTR Corp and Hong Kong Cyberport Management Co Ltd have signed a memorandum of understanding for a two-year collaboration to invest in digital technology start-ups. The MTR Lab and Cyberport Macro Fund will select start-ups from Cyberport’s ecosystem that have potential and suit MTR’s rail ...

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    Smart turnouts to be installed on Moscow tram network

    2022-06-17T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The roll-out of an automatic route-setting system on the Moscow tram network has begun with the first test deployment near the Kursk railway station. Equipment fitted to a Vityaz low-floor trams transmits the required route to the turnout, which changes automatically ...

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    State-wide contactless ticketing deployment gets underway in Queensland

    2022-06-13T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Contactless payment is now available on Brisbane’s Ferny Grove suburban rail line, as a trial ahead of a large-scale deployment across Queensland’s rail, bus and ferry services under transport agency Translink’s A$371m Smart Ticketing project.

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    Metros can capitalise on telecoms innovation

    2022-06-10T11:26:00Z

    The emergence of 5G networks and Fibre to the Edge technology means urban rail operators can now address some of the long-standing challenges of getting telecoms connectivity across the whole of their networks, benefitting passengers and operating staff alike, argues Dr Yong Hoon Kang, Chief Technology Officer at Solid Inc.