Urban rail technology news

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

Mobile ticketing is coming to Madrid

13 Nov 2018

SPAIN: Bus operator EMT Madrid plans to launch a 12-month mobile ticketing pilot on its Airport Express bus route from the first quarter of 2019. The ticketing app will be based on Masabi’s Justride software platform and will ... more

Future Designs developed three types of bespoke lighting unit for Elizabeth Line stations.

Powerful LED lights to illuminate Elizabeth Line stations

06 Nov 2018

UK: Office lighting specialist Future Designs has designed and supplied three types of bespoke lighting units to illuminate the passenger areas of stations on the underground section of London’s future Elizabeth Line. The ... more

Australian automated transport inquiry begins

06 Nov 2018

AUSTRALIA: The Infrastructure, Transport & Cities Committee of the House of Representatives has commenced an inquiry into automated mass transit. Submissions are open until December 7. The inquiry focuses on developments in ... more

Graz selects ZF condition monitoring system

02 Nov 2018

AUSTRIA: Following a successful pilot project, municipal transport operator Graz Linien has decided to equip its tram network with track and wheel condition monitoring and digital fleet management technology from ZF. Sensors on ... more

The right information to the right people at the right time

31 Oct 2018

FINLAND: Helsinki transport operator HKL is to deploy Teleste’s S-Aware situational awareness platform to support decision making when to complex or critical incidents occur on the capital’s metro network. The contract is worth ... more

Automating trolleybus inspection

30 Oct 2018

INSPECTION: Austrian company Kruch Railway Innovations has launched Trolleybus Checkpoint, which uses 3D laser scanning to automate the time consuming and potentailly damgerous daily inspection of the sliding contacts on trolley ... more

3D printed tram front end presented

26 Oct 2018

SPAIN: CAF subsidiary RL Components presented a tram front-end produced using additive manufacturing on October 24. The front-end fitted to an Urbos tram at Tranvía de Zaragoza’s depot was developed in partnership with CAF ... more

Air taxi trials to take place in Singapore

24 Oct 2018

SINGAPORE: Aerial vehicle developer Volocopter is to test its ‘multicopter’ taxis in Singapore next year. A series of tests in the second half of 2019 would validate and verify the ability of the company’s eVTOL vehicles to ... more

Automating payments for concessionary journeys

22 Oct 2018

UK: Fujitsu subsidiary Applied Card Technologies has launched an automated service designed to streamline the process of reimbursing transport operators for journeys made using transport authorities’ concessionary travel ... more