All Urban transport technology articles – Page 3

  • CAF Jerusalem tram
    Metro Report International

    Tram tracking and depot management contract awarded


    ISRAEL: CAF has awarded GMV a contract to supply an automatic vehicle location and depot management system for Jerusalem’s expanding light rail network. Based on GMV’s SAE-R software platform, the system will provide standard functions such as tram fleet tracking, driver communications and passenger information, ...

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    Metro driving and operations simulator provides comprehensive training facility


    SPAIN: A multi-functional metro operational control, driving and breakdown repair simulator suite has been installed in the Barcelona metro’s training centre at Hospital Clínic station. Developed by operator TMB and railway technology research centre CITEF, it supports a wide range of training exercises involving interaction ...

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    Quantum computing could provide a more resilient transport network


    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has formed a partnership with specialist technology company Q-CTRL to explore the use of quantum computing to increase the resilience of Sydney’s transport network. Possible applications include tackling complex problems such as updating schedules in real time if there is ...

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    Metro Report International

    Trapeze launches intelligent transport software business


    NORTH AMERICA: Trapeze Group Americas has launched its Vontas business unit, which will focus exclusively on software for real-time intelligent transport applications such as yard management and fare collection. Trapeze will continue to offer mobility on demand, mobility-as-a-service, planning and scheduling, asset management, workforce management and ...

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    Tokyo Metro improves train crowding data


    JAPAN: Following successful trials, Tokyo Metro has decided to roll-out the use of stereo depth cameras to provide real-time information on train occupancy. The system developed with Ueno Green Solutions and Cyber Core uses cameras with two closely-spaced sensors a known distance apart, and software ...

  • West Midlands Metro
    Metro Report International

    5G tram to help visually-impaired passengers travel independently


    UK: Technology to provide real-time information for visually impaired passengers is being tested on the West Midlands Metro, where a CAF tram and a number of stops have been fitted with 5G equipment in a project being undertaken with the West Midlands 5G group, transport infotainment ...

  • Bilbao metro Line L3
    Metro Report International

    LTE certified to support CBTC


    SPAIN: CAF Signalling has certified the integration of its communications-based train control platform with Teltronic’s eNebula LTE infrastructure and RTP-800 onboard terminal, following laboratory tests and field testing on Bilbao metro Line 3. ‘In the face of the shortcomings and drawbacks of the wireless systems ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Scale Transport programme to bring together technology innovators and industry leaders


    UK: PwC and GrowthBuilders have launched the Scale Transport programme with the aim of connecting transport authorities, operators and infrastructure managers in PwC’s network with high-tech scale-ups to drive innovation and support the sector in adapting to changing public needs and behaviours after the pandemic. ...

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    Metro Report International

    ITSO on Mobile goes multi-modal


    UK: ITSO on Mobile ticketing is now available on buses as well as tram and rail services in the West Midlands, after Transport for West Midlands extended its Swift mobile ticketing scheme to bus operators. Swift will initially offer nNetwork tickets to passengers playing by ...

  • Smart window on an Orlyval shuttle (Photo: RATP Group)
    Metro Report International

    Smart windows on Paris airport peoplemover


    FRANCE: One of the Orlyval shuttles at Paris Orly airport has been fitted with smart LCD windows which show information including flight departures and weather forecasts for the destinations. . The information is specific to the direction of the shuttle, and the operator can also ...

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    Metro Report International

    Dubai’s smarter tram stop saves energy


    UAE: Dubai’s Roads Transport Authority has undertaken a green buildings initiative to reduce power consumption at tram stops An evaporation system which uses cooling pads to reduce the temperature of the air entering Marina Towers stop and the tram depot by 8 to ...

  • Tyne and Wear Metro Gosforth depot app
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    App to keep passengers up to date with Tyne & Wear Metro depot works


    UK: Contractor VolkerFitzpatrick has worked with software developer SitePodium to launch a community engagement app to help people living and working around the Tyne Wear Metro’s Gosforth depot gain a better understanding of the works to rebuild the facility to accommodate new Stadler trainsets. ...

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    Metro Report International

    Dubai RTA launches metro engineering information platform


    UAE: Dubai’s Roads Transport Authority has launched an electronic platform for railway engineering information, containing about 800 000 documents relating to assets on the metro’s Red and Green lines as well as data about the authority, consultants, project contractors, rail operators and other bodies. ...

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    Metro Report International

    Getting Ready2Ride in Pittsburgh


    USA: Pittsburgh transport agency Port Authority of Allegheny County and ticketing technology companies Masabi and Transit have launched the three-month pilot phase of the Ready2Ride mobile ticketing system, ahead of the full launch later this year. More than 600 Masabi Justride validation devices have been installed ...

  • Wiener Linien is testing an Automatic Track Machine Oscillator tramway rail grinder
    Metro Report International

    Automatic Track Machine Oscillator rail grinder tested on Wien tramway


    AUSTRIA: The capital’s transport operator Wiener Linien is testing an Automatic Track Machine Oscillator tramway rail grinder, which was developed by Plasser Theurer in collaboration with industry partners, university academics and infrastructure operators as part of the Shift2Rail research programme. ATMO is the ...

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    Turning passenger counts into actionable data


    SPAIN: CAF has developed a vehicle occupancy data management platform which enables rail operators to track the number of passengers per train, coach, location, time and service, and to analyse historical data to forecast passenger demand more accurately. The number of passengers can be estimated ...

  • us San Francisco BART coronavirus pandemic air filters
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    Filters deployed and UV on test, but robot struggles to disinfect metro trains


    USA: San Francisco’s BART is ‘actively evaluating many different technologies’ that could potentially be used to combat the coronavirus, according to Chief Safety Officer Jeff Lau. Following a six-month pilot, BART has approved the installation of denser filters in the heating and air conditioning unit underneath each ...

  • Frankfurt transport operator VGF has called tenders for a CBTC signalling and train protection system for use across its U-Bahn and tram networks.
    Metro Report International

    Digital train control to drive modal shift in Frankfurt


    GERMANY: Frankfurt-am-Main public transport operator VGF has called tenders for a CBTC signalling and train protection system for use across its U-Bahn and tram networks. Issuing a European-wide tender on February 1, VGF said its Digital Train Control System Frankfurt would replace its ageing conventional train ...

  • Lille metro train lighting
    Metro Report International

    LEDs replace halogen lights on Lille metro trains


    FRANCE: Lille operator Transpole has replaced the halogen lamps on its light metro trains with Mafelec M-Light ML5-1/170 multifunctional LED lighting units, reducing energy consumption and maintenance costs. The trains previously had a separate white headlight, white marker light and red tail lights at each ...

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    Metro Report International

    Lyft highlights public transport options


    USA: Information about San Diego MTS liught rail and bus services is now available alongside e-scooter and rideshare options in the Lyft app. MTS said this ‘puts mobility options front and centre, making it easier for riders to make informed decisions about how to get from ...