Urban rail technology news

News about the last urban technology and innovations around the world.

The Digital S-Bahn Hamburg agreement to automate operations on a section of the city’s suburban rail network was signed by the mayor, Deutsche Bahn and Siemens on July 12.

Digital S-Bahn Hamburg automation agreement signed

12 Jul 2018

GERMANY: The Digital S-Bahn Hamburg agreement to automate operations on a section of the city’s suburban rail network was signed by the mayor, Deutsche Bahn and Siemens on July 12. The partners have agreed to share the €60m cost ... more

Max Bögl plans to enter urban maglev market

11 Jul 2018

GERMANY: Construction company Max Bögl is planning to relaunch the maglev concept with a view to winning export contracts. Instead of a high speed application, the company envisages low or medium speed operation over ... more

HQ Equita acquires transport technology companies and expects market growth

10 Jul 2018

INTERNATIONAL: German investment group HQ Equita has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in public transport communication, security and monitoring technology supplier r2p from Swedish investor Alder Fund ... more

Contactless ticketing rolled out across Milano metro

09 Jul 2018

ITALY: Milano transport operator ATM introduced account-based contactless bank card ticketing across the metro network on June 29. All 113 stations are now equipped with card readers at ticket gates that accept MasterCard and ... more

Nice opens second tram line

02 Jul 2018

FRANCE: The initial section of the second tram line in Nice was inaugurated on June 30, with a ceremony at the Cadam administrative centre attended by the city’s Mayor Christian Estrosi, as Président of the local ... more

Ticket machines with video links on test

29 Jun 2018

GERMANY: Duisburg transport operator DVG is testing five Cubic Transportation Systems ticket machines which include video links to its customer service centre. Passengers can use the video links to talk to customer service ... more

Metro standards committee formed

27 Jun 2018

INDIA: The government has established a committee to develop standards for locally-manufactured components to be used in the country’s metro networks. Announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the opening of the Delhi ... more

Italian state railway launches multimodal app

26 Jun 2018

ITALY: State railway FS Italiane launched a nationwide multimodal transport planning app on June 22. Nugo is available for Apple and Android devices. It enables users to plan a door-to-door journey throughout the country and ... more

Cubic selected for Queensland ticketing contract

25 Jun 2018

AUSTRALIA: Queensland Department of Transport & Main Roads has selected Cubic Transportation Systems for a A$371m contract to supply, operate and maintain a new ticketing and real-time passenger information system. This will ... more