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Contactless ticketing tests begin on Milano metro

23 May 2018

ITALY: Milano transport operator ATM started testing account-based contactless bank card ticketing at a metro station on May 14, making it the first such application in Italy. SIA has supplied the technology, which has been ... more

Teleste to equip Merseyrail EMUs with data transmission platform

21 May 2018

UK: Stadler has selected Teleste to supply a data transmission platform for the electric multiple-units that it is building for the Merseyrail network around Liverpool. Teleste will supply an Ethernet network that will support ... more

Train loading indicators appear at Singapore metro stations

17 May 2018

SINGAPORE: Screens showing passenger loading on trains have entered service on the Downtown Line. Real-time passenger load information on LCD screens indicates how busy the next train will be. Green represents a ‘high ... more

Mobile ticketing arrives in Portland

08 May 2018

USA: Mobile ticketing was introduced to the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area on May 2 with the launch of an Android app. The Virtual Hop Card uses Google Pay. Passengers can tap their smartphones on fare validators when ... more

PSI to supply Berlin U-Bahn software

08 May 2018

GERMANY: Berlin transport operator BVG has commissioned PSI Transcom to supply its PSItraffic software to support the management of operations on the metro network. PSI said the system would control and monitor ‘the largest ... more

Mechan is to supply 20 lifting jacks, four turntables and 40 vehicle stands for Panamá City metro Line 2.

Panamá metro depot equipment delivery

07 May 2018

PANAMA: Depot equipment specialist Mechan is preparing to ship its first order for the the Americas, comprising 20 lifting jacks of 12 tonne capacity, four turntables and 40 vehicle stands for the depot which is being built ... more

Transport for London awards long-term drone inspection licence

01 May 2018

UK: Transport for London has granted approval for Lanes Rail to use drones to carry out of asset surveys. This is the first long-term drone licence that TfL has awarded, and comes after a 12-month testing and approval process. ... more