Urban rail technology news

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Transport for London has placed a £12m order for Wrightbus to supply 20 hydrogen-powered double-deck buses.

London orders fuel cell powered double-deck buses

16 May 2019

UK: Transport for London has placed a £12m order for Wrightbus to supply what the authority says will be the world’s first hydrogen-powered double-deck buses, and their associated fuelling infrastructure. The 20 buses will be ... more

Amsterdam city transport operator GVB has called tenders for the supply of a collision warning system for its Combino trams.

Amsterdam trams to be fitted with collision warning system

15 May 2019

NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam city transport operator GVB has called tenders for the supply of a collision warning system for its fleet of 155 Siemens Combino trams, saying this would assist tram drivers, help improve road safety in the ... more

The Ring 3 light rail line is scheduled to open in 2025.

IVU wins København light rail contract

14 May 2019

DENMARK: IVU Traffic Technologies is to supply its IVU.suite fleet management system for the Ring 3 light rail line in København, which is due to open in 2025. The 29 Avenio trams that Siemens is supplying for the project will ... more

Mikroelektronika has supplied the onboard ticket vending machines.

Praha introduces on-board tram ticket vending machines

06 May 2019

CZECH REPUBLIC: On-board ticket sales were introduced across the Praha tram fleet on April 26, following several months of trials on selected trams. A ticket vending machine has been fitted to each tram, with the Škoda ... more

Uber adds public transport ticketing option

03 May 2019

USA: Rail and bus tickets for travel in Denver can now been bought using the Uber taxi app. The staggered roll-out of the ticketing option which began on May 2 follows the launch in January of Uber Transit journey planning, ... more