All Urban transport technology articles – Page 7

  • Hong Kong MTR Corp robots (3)
    Metro Report International

    Robots trained for Hong Kong station duties

    2020-06-05T09:28:00Z

    CHINA: Hong Kong’s MTR Corp has unveiled five types of robot which are to be deployed at Kai Tak station later this year, and its train maintenance staff have begun using a train underframe inspection robot. MTR Corp is currently ‘training’ the ...

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    Dallas SCADA upgrading contract approved

    2020-06-01T05:00:00Z

    USA: The Dallas Area Rapid Transit Board has approved a contract for Alstom Signaling Operations to upgrade its supervisory control & data acquisition system, which was installed in 1996. Alstom will replace software, servers, workstations, tunnel ventilation control systems, an overview display wall and a cyber security ...

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    Metro Report International

    Bangkok Gold Line TETRA communications ordered

    2020-05-28T05:00:00Z

    THAILAND: System integrator AMR Asia has awarded Teltronic a contract to supply TETRA mission-critical radio communications for the Gold Line automated peoplemover which is under constriction in Bangkok. The 2·7 km first phase of the Gold Line will connect the existing BTS Green (Silom) Line Skytrain ...

  • 'Please queue here' station floor sign
    Metro Report International

    Grant to develop public transport social distancing technology

    2020-05-25T04:00:00Z

    Source: Transport for London UK: The Innovate UK innovation agency has awarded UrbanThings a grant to develop a coronavirus social distancing and contact tracing platform for public transport operators. This is intended to help ensure that transport systems can operate with social distancing measures in ...

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    Metro Report International

    Manchester seeks tram safety systems

    2020-05-22T13:32:00Z

    UK: Transport for Greater Manchester has begun a market sounding to gain a better understanding of the availability of technology which could automatically intervene if a tram approaches a higher risk location at a speed which could result in derailment, and also monitor the attentiveness of tram ...

  • Gülermak has awarded Edilon Sedra a contract to supply 20 track-km of its Corkelast Embedded Block System ballastless track for the eastern and western extensions of Warszawa metro Line 2.
    Metro Report International

    Warszawa metro ballastless track contract

    2020-05-21T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Contractor Gülermak has awarded Edilon Sedra a contract to supply 20 track-km of its Corkelast Embedded Block System ballastless track for the eastern and western extensions of Warszawa metro Line M2. Warszawa Metro has set strict requirements for durability and vibration control, as the tunnels ...

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    Frankfurt metro and tramway works train ordered

    2020-05-20T09:30:00Z

    GERMANY: Frankfurt municipal transport company VGF has awarded Windhoff Bahn- und Anlagentechnik a contract to supply a three-vehicle works train for use across the city’s U-Bahn and tram networks. This forms part of a programme to modernise the current VGF works fleet, some of which ...

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    Metro Report International

    Paris Line 14 extension trackwork contract awarded

    2020-05-20T09:00:00Z

    FRANCE: A consortium of ETF and Colas Rail has been awarded a contract for the design and installation of trackwork on the southern extension of Paris metro Line 14. Being built in conjunction with the Grand Paris Express project, the 14 km extension from the current ...

  • Coventry Very Light Rail scheme
    Metro Report International

    Very light rail track under development

    2020-05-13T06:00:00Z

    UK: The Coventry Very Light Rail scheme to develop a low-cost transport system for medium-sized cities has been awarded £1∙5m of West Midlands Combined Authority funding to support the design and development of track for use by lightweight battery powered vehicles. The project aims to design ...

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    Metro Report International

    Making transport data more accessible for innovators

    2020-05-08T06:00:00Z

    UK: As leader of the £8m ConVEx programme to create a national transport research data exchange facility, Transport for West Midlands has awarded Chordant Inc a contract to supply and support a software platform which will collate data from a range of sources and make it available ...

  • SMRT Trains and Alstom have signed a long-term services support agreement covering the Urbalis CBTC which provides driverless operation on the Circle Line.
    Metro Report International

    Singapore CBTC services contract signed

    2020-05-06T14:09:00Z

    Source: A Fevrier/Alstom SINGAPORE: Operator SMRT Trains and supplier Alstom have signed a long-term services support agreement covering the Urbalis CBTC which provides driverless operation on the Circle Line. Alstom will provide spare parts, repairs, obsolescence management and technical support until 2035 under the deal, ...

  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority fare payment.
    Metro Report International

    Boston fare collection contract changes approved

    2020-05-04T06:01:00Z

    USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Fiscal & Management Control Board has approved changes to the public-private partnership contract for a consortium of Cubic Transportation Systems and John Laing to modernise its fare collection systems. MBTA said the amendments would ensure ‘an achievable and enforceable schedule’ for providing ...

  • Oyster readers.
    Metro Report International

    Account-based ticketing should not always mean EMV

    2020-04-30T06:00:00Z

    The coming years will be defined by a migration of automated fare collection systems to some form of account-based ticketing, says Jean-Philippe Wolyniec , Chair of the Marketing Working Group at the OSPT Alliance industry association. But while the level of convenience offered by bank card acceptance is high, operators ...

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    Russian-made all-aluminium tram under development

    2020-04-28T07:21:00Z

    RUSSIA: PC Transport Systems is developing what it says will be the first Russian-made all-aluminium tram, drawing on the best examples of aluminium tram production in Europe. The bodyshells for the three-section low-floor Type 71-931M1 Vityaz-M tram are being assembled and painted at the company’s ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Harsco targets UK light rail with specialist grinder

    2020-04-27T10:51:00Z

    UK: Infrastructure maintenance company Harsco Rail and small plant manufacturer Möser Maschinenbau have joined forces to launch the Ro-V 149 road-rail grinding machine in the UK. The grinding machine is aimed particularly at tram and light rail operators who in the past have generally relied on ...

  • Hamburg metro operator Hamburger Hochbahn has put an Alstom HESOP reversible power substation into commercial service at Rauhes Haus station on Line U2.
    Metro Report International

    Hamburg metro deploys Alstom energy recovery system

    2020-04-23T14:30:00Z

    GERMANY: Hamburg metro operator Hamburger Hochbahn has put an Alstom HESOP reversible power substation into commercial service at Rauhes Haus station on Line U2. This is the first German deployment for the technology, which both supplies traction power and recovers braking energy. It is also the ...

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    Tram automation software contract awarded in Shanghai

    2020-04-22T06:03:00Z

    CHINA: A contract has been awarded for the development of a control system which is intended to pave the way for trials of autonomous tram operation in Shanghai. A consortium of the Shanghai Fuxin Intelligent Transportation Solutions Corp subsidiary of China Railway Electrification Bureau Group and ...

  • sg Integrated Train Testing Centre impression
    Metro Report International

    Singapore to build Integrated Train Testing Centre

    2020-04-21T10:36:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded GS Engineering Construction Corp a S$639·5m contract to design and build an Integrated Train Testing Centre. LTA said this would be the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, and ‘the cornerstone of Singapore’s strategy to sustain rail ...

  • de Muenchen tram (Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    Driver sign-on system adapted for social distancing

    2020-04-17T13:29:00Z

    GERMANY: Moveo Software has provided a temporary update for the duty registration system used by München transport operator MVB, enabling drivers to sign into work using mobile devices from their vehicle instead of a using web-based terminal in a shared staff room. ‘Usually, many drivers meet ...

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    Metro Report International

    Intelligently-controlled ventilation for Barcelona metro

    2020-04-10T06:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Engineering and technology group SENER and Barcelona metro operator FMB have launched the RESPIRA project to install ‘intelligently controlled’ ventilation systems to improve passenger comfort at stations.