Tram collision detection system on test in Basel

25 Jan 2018

SWITZERLAND: Baselland Transport is testing a collision warning system on a light rail vehicle. If it proves successful, the operator intends to equip its entire fleet of Tango LRVs. BLT is working with rolling stock supplier ... more

Kawasaki to supply 535 New York Subway cars

25 Jan 2018

USA: The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted on January 24 to approve the purchase of 535 metro cars from Kawasaki Rail Car Inc for $1·4bn. The contract includes options for up to 1 077 additional ... more

København light rail contractors selected

25 Jan 2018

DENMARK: Siemens has been selected to supply 27 Avenio trams to operate on the Ring 3 light rail line in København. It will supply the 36·9 m long vehicles as part of a consortium with Aarsleff Rail that is preferred bidder ... more

Funding agreed for T9 in Paris

24 Jan 2018

FRANCE: Construction of light rail route T9 in the inner southwestern suburbs of Paris is expected to begin later this year following the signature of a funding agreement for the €404m project. The Ile-de-France region is ... more

BART Fleet of the Future train carries passengers in San Francisco

24 Jan 2018

USA: The first train of BART’s Fleet of the Future has entered passenger service in San Francisco. The 10-car trainset is initially running on the Richmond – Warm Springs/South Fremont route during off-peak hours. Bombardier ... more

Flexity Wien starts test running

24 Jan 2018

AUSTRIA: Transport Leader for Wien city council Ulli Sima joined officials from Wiener Linien and Bombardier Transportation to present the first Flexity Wien tram to the public on January 18, as testing of the vehicle started. ... more

Düsseldorf tests new ticket vending machines

24 Jan 2018

GERMANY: Düsseldorf light rail operator Rheinbahn has started testing new ticket vending machines on its trams. The operator is purchasing 263 TVMs for its trams and LRVs at a cost of €4·4m. Dortmund-based ICA Traffic is ... more

In 2018 we will continue to see the digitisation of passenger credentials for entering and exiting a station, predicts Robert Sprogis, Director of Mobile at Cubic Transportation Systems.

Mobile technology ecosystems to transform travel in 2018

23 Jan 2018

This year will see the more widespread adoption of mobile-first infrastructure by transport operators, predicts Robert Sprogis, Director of Mobile at Cubic Transportation Systems, who says effective implementation will require an integrated strategy leveraging the total mobile ecosystem. ... more

Photo: André Pires

Lisboa tram and bus investment plan presented

22 Jan 2018

PORTUGAL: Lisboa bus and tram operator Carris has presented its 2018 budget to the municipality. A total investment of more than €57m is planned for this year, including €43·9m to renew the bus fleet. Carris expects to call ... more

Stadler is to design and supply three Flirt DMUs for the Arrow commuter service which is to be launched under the Redlands Passenger Rail Project.

DMUs ordered for California’s Arrow commuter service

22 Jan 2018

USA: California’s San Bernardino County Transportation Authority has issued Stadler with a notice to proceed with the design and supply of three Flirt diesel multiple-units for the Arrow commuter service which is to be launched ... more