Analysis

CAF subsidiary RL Components presented a tram front-end produced using additive manufacturing on October 24.

Additive manufacturing: from cup holders to front-ends

22 Mar 2019

Additive manufacturing is emerging as a commercially viable option for producing components for transport applications, with CAF among the suppliers embracing the technology. ... more

Peak-time overcrowding is a problem on many metros, including in Tokyo.

Nudging commuters to avoid the crush

29 Jan 2019

What would it take to make you change a daily habit? A small monetary incentive? Perhaps the more tangible reward of free food would do the trick. Tokyo Metro is pinning its hopes on the latter as it ... more

The winners and losers of Russian metros

14 Sep 2018

The 2018 FIFA World Cup highlighted some sharp contrasts between Russia’s metro networks. ... more

Digital transport and the challenges of urbanisation

19 Jul 2018

Digitalisation was the key topic of the SITCE conference in Singapore, held for the first time as part of the World Cities Summit. ... more

Surveying a new mobility landscape

27 Apr 2018

Data, automation and new models of transport were just some of the talking points at Transport Research Arena 2018. ... more

Automation speeds up metros

07 Feb 2018

The benefits of automated metros are well-known, apart perhaps from the higher speeds that automation brings. ... more

In 2018 we will continue to see the digitisation of passenger credentials for entering and exiting a station, predicts Robert Sprogis, Director of Mobile at Cubic Transportation Systems.

Mobile technology ecosystems to transform travel in 2018

23 Jan 2018

This year will see the more widespread adoption of mobile-first infrastructure by transport operators, predicts Robert Sprogis, Director of Mobile at Cubic Transportation Systems, who says effective implementation will require an integrated strategy leveraging the total mobile ecosystem. ... more

New York’s summer of hell

28 Aug 2017

Welcome to ‘the summer of hell’. As if the well-documented problems at New York’s Penn Station were not enough for the city’s commuters to contend with, Subway passengers are approaching the end of their collective tether as delays and disruption continue to mount on North America’s largest metro network. ... more

Making metros accessible

22 Aug 2017

What are the issues in making metro stations accessible for persons with reduced mobility? ... more

Understanding Rail Wayside Energy Storage Requirements And Relative Costs For High-Power, High-Cyclable Technologies

28 May 2017

SPONSORED CONTENT: Continuing urban growth is driving increased demands on metro rail systems. To meet this demand, rail authorities are increasing the number of vehicles per train, number of trains per hour and operating hours ... more