Issue 1 2017

Issue #1 2017 – Digital version

Issue 1 2017 / 20 February 2017 / Eurotransport Magazine

Read the free-to-view digital version of the latest issue of Eurotransport magazine…

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Safety & Security In-Depth Focus 2017

Issue 1 2017 / 20 February 2017 / Eurotransport

Secure, safe and seamless operations; Policing London’s Night Tube; Ensuring safety and service efficiency for bus users in Malta; and Combatting today’s cyber threat in transport…

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Intermodality In-Depth Focus 2017

Issue 1 2017 / 20 February 2017 / Eurotransport

Moving toward MaaS transportation; Seamless mobility in Prague; A customer centric future for intermodality; and an economic agenda for smart and integrated travel…

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Autonomous Vehicles In-Depth Focus 2017

Issue 1 2017 / 20 February 2017 / Eurotransport

Automation and the future of public transport; Driverless technology – a commitment to the future; and Making the ParkShuttle ready for the future…

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Eurotransport’s Leaders’ Series 2017: Jonathan Bray

Issue 1 2017 / 19 February 2017 / Jonathan Bray, Director, Urban Transport Group

Jonathan Bray, Director of the Urban Transport Group, launches Eurotransport’s 2017 Leaders’ Series and gives his opinion on some current industry concerns including the use of Big Data, Open Data, the implications of Brexit, and the continual aim for the Group to support its members.

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The voice of today’s passenger

Issue 1 2017 / 19 February 2017 / Claire Walters, Chief Executive, Bus Users UK

Claire Walters joined Bus Users UK as Chief Executive in 2012 with a single focus; to ensure the voice of the passenger is heard by decision-makers at all levels, from central government to transport planners, local authorities and operators. Here Claire writes that a lot of this work is, naturally, behind the scenes but with the UK’s Buses Bill likely to reach the final stages in Parliament imminently, there’s a lot to do.

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Metroshuttle improves travel for deaf and visually impaired passengers

Issue 1 2017 / 19 February 2017 / Howard Hartley, Head of Bus at Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)

Howard Hartley, Head of Bus at Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), discusses how on-board Next Stop Announcement technology is helping to make bus travel easier for passengers with visual or hearing difficulties in Greater Manchester.

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C-ITS – just a technology for cars?

Issue 1 2017 / 19 February 2017 / Suzanne Hoadley, Senior Manager at Polis

You may well be questioning why there is an article about C-ITS (cooperative ITS) in Eurotransport, a quintessential public transport publication. After all, isn’t C-ITS a technology invented by car manufacturers to make journeys smoother for car drivers? This is often the reaction that Suzanne Hoadley, Senior Manager at Polis, receives when the subject of C-ITS is raised in discussion with her public transport colleagues, as well as some local authorities. In this article Suzanne addresses the progression of the technology in recent years, highlighting how it can be better utilised in the public transport sector.

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Sustainable mobility – made in Germany

Issue 1 2017 / 19 February 2017 / Sophia Sünder – Manager of Outreach and Communication for the Transport and Urban Development Focus Area at the GPSM

As a network of information exchange and communication, the German Partnership for Sustainable Mobility (GPSM) helps to strengthen international dialogue on sustainable transport. 170 reputable international and German companies active in the sustainable urban transport sector participate in the partnership today and offer their field of expertise – ranging from start-ups, to universities, to established companies such as Siemens and the KfW. In this article for Eurotransport, Sophia Sünder – Manager of Outreach and Communication for the Transport and Urban Development Focus Area at the GPSM – elucidates the origins of the association’s history and shares its goals to enhance sustainable mobility for the future.

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New trains for the Wuppertal Suspension Railway

Issue 1 2017 / 19 February 2017 / Wuppertaler Schwebebahn

The Wuppertal Suspension Railway (Wuppertaler Schwebebahn) is the world’s oldest electric elevated railway with hanging cars and is a unique system1 . Carrying approximately 80,0001 passengers per weekday through the German city, the world-famous ‘monorail’ has been largely modernised with the most recent investment focusing on new ‘Generation 15’ trains.

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