Urban rail technology news

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

Fortescue Metals Group is setting up an R&D centre in Karratha, Western Australia.

Taking autonomous vehicles from mines to cities

22 Mar 2019

AUSTRALIA: Fortescue Metals Group is establishing an R&D centre in Karratha, Western Australia to research autonomous mobility technology for urban environments, the mining company announced on March 21. Fortescue will work ... more

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

The first section of the London Underground network has been switched over to a Thales signalling system which is being rolled out across the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.

First stage of ‘highly complex’ London Underground resignalling goes live

20 Mar 2019

UK: The first section of the London Underground network has been switched over to a Thales signalling system which is being rolled out across the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines under Transport for ... more

Stagecoach demonstrated an autonomous bus at its Sharston depot in Manchester on March 18.

Autonomous bus rides in Manchester

19 Mar 2019

UK: Stagecoach demonstrated an autonomous bus at its Sharston depot in Manchester on March 18. According to the project partners, this is the first full-sized autonomous bus to run in the UK. An 11·5 m Enviro200 bus ... more

Transport for London joins the London Connectory

15 Mar 2019

UK: Transport for London has started an 18-month collaboration with Bosch Connected Mobility Solutions to develop ‘smart mobility’ projects. The collaboration forms part of the newly created London Connectory, established by ... more

Daimler Buses said public transport was undergoing a ‘radical transformation’.

Strategic partnership to develop integrated transport IT

08 Mar 2019

GERMANY: Daimler Buses has announced a strategic partnership with technology company IVU Traffic Technologies to develop ‘integrated mobility solutions for the public transport of tomorrow’. As part of this, Daimler Buses has ... more

Hübner has a major order to supply gangways for New York City Subway trains.

Elastomer factory to serve US rail and bus markets

07 Mar 2019

USA: Having secured a major order to supply the gangways for new New York City Subway trains, Hübner has announced plans to build a elastomer product factory at Dunlap in Tennessee by 2020. This is to produce moulded parts, ... more

Volvo has unveiled its first autonomous fully electric bus designed for passenger use, which is to undergo trials on the Nanyang Technological University campus.

Autonomous electric bus ready to be trialled in Singapore

07 Mar 2019

SINGAPORE: Volvo has unveiled its first autonomous fully electric bus designed for passenger use, which is to undergo trials on the Nanyang Technological University campus. The Volvo 7900 Electric bus is equipped with ... more

Max Doors Solutions has installed four sets of Jewers Doors’ Swift-SEW doors at the Canberra light rail depot.

Tram depot doors ready for opening

06 Mar 2019

AUSTRALIA: Max Doors Solutions has installed four sets of Jewers Doors’ Swift-SEW bifolding doors at the maintenance depot on the 12 km Canberra light rail line which is expected to open this year. Sydney-based architect ... more