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Driver fatigue detection to be retrofitted on London trams


Transport for London has pledged to roll out an ‘in-cab vigilance system’ to all trams on its Croydon Tramlink network by this Autumn following last November’s fatal derailment near Sandilands Junction. The technology – which is currently being trialled ­– ...

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Autonomous ‘rail-less’ train launched in China


An innovative self driving public transportation vehicle described by its developer as the world’s first ‘rail-less’ train has been unveiled in China. The Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit vehicle – which resembles a 30m tram with three carriages – was developed ...

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West Midlands continues smart ticketing roll out


Transport for West Midlands is switching all 9000 rail customers on its nTrain direct debit scheme from paper tickets to its ‘Swift’ smartcards from this week. This milestone for the region’s smart ticketing programme means 12,000 customers will soon use ...

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Next step for Manchester smart ticketing revealed


Public transport passengers will be able to use a single smart card to pay for all their journeys on Greater Manchester tram and bus services from this summer, city transport bosses have confirmed. An update on Transport for Greater Manchester’s ...

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Modelling software aids Barcelona tram development


Aimsun traffic modelling software from ITS (UK) member TSS – Transport Simulation Systems has been used to model a proposal to join up Barcelona’s two existing tram networks. The tram lines serving the east and west sides of the city ...

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Bike availability displayed on Vienna public transport


Technology that allows passengers travelling on bus and tram services in Vienna to view the current availability of city bikes at upcoming stops has been rolled out across the Austrian capital. The system works using software that accesses bike sharing ...

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Live journey information available for London trams


Journeys on south London’s Tramlink network are being made easier with the introduction of live service information for customers by Transport for London (TfL). Up to the minute information about when services will arrive at their destination has been made ...

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Smart ticketing moves closer in Manchester


Roll out of smart ticketing for bus and tram passengers across Greater Manchester could get under way before the end of the year, a new report published by the city’s transport operator has said. Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) recently ...

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ITSO: Smart Ticket update


Smart ticketing has found itself at the heart of some very heated and controversial debates which have emerged about public transport over the past few months and in the run-up to the UK general election in May. Steve Wakeland, General ...

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Tram priority contracts awarded


Controllers from Siemens that offer trams priority at complex light rapid transport junctions are being installed on a new tram system in Dubai and on a network extension in Nottingham. The ST950 controllers are designed and built by the company ...

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