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Indra awarded Thessaloniki metro ticketing contract

19 Oct 2017

GREECE: Indra has won a contract to supply an automated fare collection system for the metro line under construction in Thessaloniki. Indra will supply equipment including ticket vending machines and gates for the 13 stations ... more

Praha tests electric bus charging infrastructure

11 Oct 2017

CZECH REPUBLIC: Testing of electric bus charging infrastructure in Praha began on October 10. A 1 km section of overhead line has been installed on Prosecká Street as part of the EU’s Electrification of Public Transport in ... more

Keolis and Famoco form mobile ticketing partnership

11 Oct 2017

FRANCE: Keolis announced on October 10 that it had entered into a partnership with Famoco to design a next-generation ticket validator. This forms part of a longer-term aim to accelerate the digitisation of transport ticketing. ... more

Navya plans US production of autonomous shuttles

09 Oct 2017

USA: Keolis Transit America used the APTA Expo in Atlanta on October 8-11 to demonstrate the potential for autonomous bus shuttles to be used for ‘last mile’ public transport in urban and suburban applications. The vehicle ... more

Alstom to supply Tel Aviv Red Line signalling

02 Oct 2017

ISRAEL: Alstom has been selected as preferred bidder for a US$110m contract to supply signalling, control and automation systems for the 23 km Tel Aviv light metro Red Line, project promoter NTA announced on October 1 . ... more

Oktyabrsky Electric Railway Car Repair Plant has supplied the St Petersburg metro with an infrastructure diagnostics car equipped with measuring technology from TVEMA.

St Petersburg metro measuring car delivered

27 Sep 2017

RUSSIA: Transmashholding's Oktyabrsky Electric Railway Car Repair Plant in St Petersburg has supplied the city’s metro with an infrastructure diagnostics car equipped with measuring technology from TVEMA. Based on a modified ... more

Minsk metro contactless ticketing pilot goes live

22 Sep 2017

BELARUS: A contactless bank card ticketing pilot started on the Minsk metro on September 19. A ticket gate at Ploshcha Lenina station on Line 1 has been fitted with a contactless card and NFC reader, which currently accepts ... more