Urban rail technology news

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

Impact-absorbing tram front meets EU fire safety standards

27 May 2019

GERMANY: Hübner has launched what it says is the first impact-absorbing material for tram front ends to meet the latest EU fire safety standard EN45545. The 3P Front End System is made from a flexible polyurethane foam with a ... more

Mobility planning software for smarter cities

27 May 2019

UK: ‘Mobility is changing fast but transport decision-making is slow and expensive, based on poor data’, believes Robin North, co-founder and CEO of planning software company Immense Simulations. The company has just raised ... more

An on-demand bus service is set to launch in the south London borough of Sutton on May 28.

GoSutton on-demand bus service ready to launch in south London

24 May 2019

UK: An on-demand bus service is set to launch in the south London borough of Sutton on May 28. GoSutton is a joint project by Transport for London, the ViaVan joint venture of Mercedes-Benz Vans and on-demand transport ... more

Transport for London is to begin collecting depersonalised wi-fi data from passengers’ mobile devices to obtain a better understanding of how people travel around the London Underground network.

Transport for London to use wi-fi data to understand passenger flows

23 May 2019

UK: Transport for London is to begin collecting depersonalised wi-fi data from passengers’ mobile devices to obtain a better understanding of how people travel around the London Underground network. A four-week pilot scheme in ... more

A new design of narrow-gauge tram bogie was launched by PK TS at the Elektrotrans-2019 trade fair in Moscow.

Narrow gauge tram bogie unveiled

21 May 2019

RUSSIA: A new design of narrow gauge tram bogie was launched by PK TS at the Elektrotrans-2019 trade fair in Moscow on May 14-16. The bogie is intended for use with fully low-floor single-car or articulated light rail vehicles. ... more