Contactless payment guidance published

16 Oct 2018

USA: Cross-industry body the US Payments Forum has published guidance developed by its Transit Contactless Open Payments Working Committee which is designed to assist transport agencies with the ... more

Virtual view of Birmingham tram extension

16 Oct 2018

UK: Transport for West Midlands has published two computer-generated fly-through videos showing the West Midlands Metro tramway extension to Centenary Square in central Birmingham. The 840 m ... more

MBTA has awarded Barletta Heavy Division a $217·7m contract to modernise signalling systems on the Red and Orange metro lines in Boston.

Boston metro signalling contract awarded

16 Oct 2018

USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has awarded Barletta Heavy Division a $217·7m design-build contract to modernise signalling systems to improve reliability and reduce headways on the ... more

Adelaide tramway extensions open

16 Oct 2018

AUSTRALIA: Two short extensions of the Glenelg tramway in Adelaide opened on October 13. One extension runs 1 km east along North Terrace from Adelaide Railway Station to ... more

PSI Transcom is to expand the PSItraffic depot management system used by Hamburger Hochbahn (Photo: Hochbahn).

Depot management system expanded for electric bus fleet

16 Oct 2018

GERMANY: To support Hamburg transport operator Hamburger Hochbahn’s plans to replace 1 000 diesel buses with vehicles offering no emissions at the point of use, software company PSI Transcom is to expand the PSItraffic depot ... more

Tokyo Metro has unveiled the first of 53 six-car Class 2000 trainsets ordered from Nippon Sharyo for use on the Marunouchi Line.

Tokyo Metro Class 2000 unveiled

15 Oct 2018

JAPAN: Tokyo Metro has unveiled the first of 53 six-car Class 2000 trainsets ordered from Nippon Sharyo for use on the Marunouchi Line. Deliveries from the manufacturer’s Toyokawa plant are scheduled for 2019-22 with entry into ... more

The final design of the Škoda Transportation trams for Tampere has been unveiled (Image: WSP Finland, Idis Design and City of Tampere).

‘Unpretentious, authentic and pragmatic’ Tampere tram styling revealed

15 Oct 2018

FINLAND: The appearance of the trams which Škoda Transportation is to supply for the future Tampere tramway has been finalised. In 2017 the city council announced a €104m firm order for Škoda Transportation subsidiary Transtech ... more