Urban rail technology news

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

London to install 300 rapid charging points for electric taxis

28 Apr 2017

UK: Transport for London has selected five suppliers to fund, maintain, operate and install a network of rapid charging points for electric taxis: The Centrica Consortium of Centrica, Evolt and ChargePoint ... more

FTA announces low-emission bus funding

28 Apr 2017

USA: The Federal Transit Administration announced on April 27 that it is to provide up to $55m per year in grants through its Low or No Emission (Low-No) Bus programme. The deadline for applications is June 26, and winners are to ... more

Alstom and Airbus to co-operate on cybersecurity

28 Apr 2017

CYBERSECURITY: Alstom and Airbus have signed a strategic co-operation agreement in cybersecurity that aims to develop a risk management model adapted to the evolution of the transport industry. Alstom notes that the expansion ... more

ABB to supply electric bus ‘opportunity charging’ stations to Harrogate

27 Apr 2017

UK: ABB has won a contract to supply electric bus charging infrastructure for a fleet of electric buses that will operate in Harrogate from 2018, the company announced on April 24. Transdev Blazefield subsidiary Harrogate Bus ... more

Autonomous tram stabling experiment completed

27 Apr 2017

FRANCE: Paris transport authority RATP and tram supplier Alstom have completed an experiment with a tram which can stable itself in the depot autonomously. The tram uses lidar sensors to detect obstacles, and can react by ... more

Siemens is using 3D printing to reduce its lead times for the supply of customised tram components.

Tram components 3D printed on demand

27 Apr 2017

GERMANY: Siemens is using 3D printing to reduce its lead times for the supply of customised tram components from weeks to days while eliminating the cost of specialised tooling and the need to keep parts in stock. ... more

Liebherr-Transportation Systems is to supply 400 hydraulic level control systems for use on the Series 7000 metro cars that CRRC is to build for Chicago.

Liebherr level control for Chicago metro cars

26 Apr 2017

USA: CRRC Sifang America has awarded Liebherr-Transportation Systems a contract to develop and supply 400 hydraulic level control systems for use on the Series 7000 metro cars that it is to build for Chicago Transit Authority. ... more

The six Urbos trams which CAF is to supply for the light rail line in Newcastle will be equipped with onboard energy storage to permit catenary-free operation.

Catenary-free operation for Newcastle light rail line

25 Apr 2017

AUSTRALIA: The six Urbos trams which CAF is to supply for the light rail line under development in Newcastle will be equipped with onboard energy storage to permit catenary-free operation, New South Wales Minister for Transport ... more

Seattle light rail renewable energy agreement signed

19 Apr 2017

USA: Sound Transit has entered into a 10-year agreement with Puget Sound Energy enabling the transport authority to purchase wind-generated energy directly. It hopes to use only renewable energy to power its light rail network ... more