All Urban transport technology articles – Page 2

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    Metro Report International

    Stuttgart deploys best price ticketing functionality


    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


    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


    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


    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 ...

  • London Underground Piccadilly Line new Siemens Mobility train impression
    Metro Report International

    London Underground detrainment equipment contract awarded


    UK: Siemens Mobility has selected Huntingdon-based composites specialist TRB Lightweight Structures to supply emergency evacuation equipment for the 94 Inspiro trainsets which it is to build to replace London Underground’s Piccadilly Line fleet from 2025. The evacuation doors, bridges and stairs are required to meet ...

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    CAF looks to partner with rail and bus start-ups


    SPAIN: CAF Group has launched CAF Startup Station as a venture client unit which will partner with ‘top tier’ start-ups with ideas for the rail and bus sectors. CAF Startup Station will provide the entire CAF Group with in-house services to identify start-ups, validate their ...

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    Metro Report International

    Football stadium graphics installed at London Underground stations


    UK: Transport for London’s commercial team worked with signage and large-format printing company Links Signs to install decorative graphics at five London Underground stations to mark the Euro 2020 football tournament. Wall graphics mimic the players’ tunnel at Wembley stadium, and ...

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    Metro Report International

    GMV to supply Barcelona tram fleet management system


    SPAIN: Alstom has awarded GMV a contract to supply a unified fleet operations management system for the Trambaix and Trambesòs light rail networks in Barcelona, covering their 41 Citadis 302 trams. GMV’s SAE-R platform uses GPS tracking in conjunction with odometers, balises, Tetra communications and ...

  • Firenze ELASTIC project
    Metro Report International

    Elastic project stretches tram technology


    ITALY: Three trams and three tram stops in Firenze have been equipped with sensing, computation and communication capabilities as part of the Software Architecture for Extreme-ScaLe Big-Data AnalyticS in Fog CompuTIng ECosystems project to develop autonomous tram technology. The EU-funded €5·9m ELASTIC project is being ...

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    Metro Report International

    Facial recognition payment to be rolled out at Moscow Metro stations


    RUSSIA: A facial recognition based payment system is to be offered at all Moscow Metro stations by the end of the year, according to Deputy Mayor and Head of the Department of Transport Road Infrastructure Development Maxim Liksutov. The Face Pay technology is ...

  • Contactless payment (Photo: Monterey-Salinas Transit)
    Metro Report International

    Californian contactless payment demonstration


    USA: Monterey-Salinas Transit has introduced contactless payment on its bus services as part of the Caltrans-led California Integrated Travel Project to improve travel planning and transit payments throughout the state. Caltrans is working in collaboration with Visa, payment gateway supplier Cybersource, back-office supplier Littlepay, SC Soft ...

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    Urban In Depth

    Technology: Overcoming the silo effect in metro IT


    Building metro lines as self-contained projects can result in duplicate IT systems to manage their operation and maintenance, leading to inefficient use of resources. Cloud computing offers the opportunity to develop a unified information architecture that is cost-effective, flexible and scaleable.

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    Metro Report International

    Brussels tram turnout contract awarded


    BELGIUM: Brussels operator STIB has awarded Vossloh Cogifer Kihn a 10-year framework contract worth almost €40m for the supply of tramway turnouts. ‘By winning the framework contract, we successfully continue our long-standing business relationship with STIB’, said Vossloh executive board member Jan Furnivall on May ...

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    Urban In Depth

    Technology: Decision support tool drives up network performance


    Singapore metro operator SMRT Trains has worked with Bentley Systems to deploy a highly automated decision support software platform that has driven efficiency gains in its track maintenance activity.

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    Rail Business UK

    Zipabout shows passengers their last mile options


    UK: A last mile feature has been added to the Rail Delivery Group’s National Rail ‘Alert Me by Messenger’ function, which uses Facebook’s messaging platform to provide passengers with alternative routes to help maintain social distancing if their journey is predicted to be busy or disrupted. ...

  • Paris Metro MF19 train impression (Alstom, Avant-Première)
    Metro Report International

    Alstom to supply I-CBTC for more Paris metro lines


    FRANCE: Paris transport operator RATP has awarded Alstom a contract to supply its I-CBTC onboard equipment for 44 steel-wheeled MF19 trainsets it is building for use on metro lines 10, 7bis, and 3bis. There are options for a further 47 trains for Line 3, 15 years ...

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    Metro Report International

    Very Light Rail rapid charger installed at Dudley test track


    UK: Furrer+Frey GB has installed an ‘ultra-rapid’ battery charge station at the Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre in Dudley, where the prototype vehicle for the planned Coventry VLR line is to be tested. Intended as a low-cost alternative to overhead ...

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    Metro Report International

    Thales to provide real-time access to Brescia metro CCTV


    ITALY: Thales has been awarded a contract to modernise the Brescia metro’s train-to-ground data communications to provide near real-time transmission of onboard CCTV images to the control centre, and provide the ability to share this video content with other security operators. The 14 km automated ...

  • Public transport users in Barcelona can now access a wide range of travel, local area and accessibility information as well as entertainment content through their mobile devices thanks to the use of smart tags.
    Metro Report International

    Smart tags boost accessibility and provide localised content


    SPAIN: Public transport users in Barcelona can now access a wide range of travel, local area and accessibility information as well as entertainment content through their mobile devices thanks to the use of smart tags. Operator TMB has rolled out 9 100 of Neosistec’s ddTags ...

  • Stadler is to supply metro rolling stock to Atlanta from its factory in Salt Lake City.
    Metro Report International

    Atlanta metro car braking systems ordered


    USA: Knorr-Bremse’s local subsidiary has been awarded a contract ‘in the lower double-digit million euro range’ to supply braking systems for the metro cars which Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has ordered from Stadler. The $600m rolling stock contract awarded to Stadler in early 2019 includes ...