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TfL seeks interest from manufacturers for new generation DLR trains

Posted on: 17 May 2017

Customers on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) – which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year - are set to benefit from new walk-through air-conditioned trains as of 2022.

Temporary systems failure on Metrolink

Posted on: 17 May 2017

Due to a major technical failure with Metrolink's communications systems all tram services were suspended on 14 May.

30 additional vehicles for Seattle and Central Puget Sound area

Posted on: 16 May 2017

Sound Transit, the regional transit system serving the Seattle and Central Puget Sound area in the US state of Washington, has placed an order with Siemens for 30 additional S70 type light rail vehicles (LRVs).

New Managing Director for UKTram

Posted on: 16 May 2017

UKTram has confirmed the appointment of James Hammett to the role of Managing Director.

Samsung Pay accepted for pay as you go travel in London

Posted on: 16 May 2017

Customers can now use Samsung Pay on their mobile phone to travel on London’s transport network as part of its wider UK launch.

APTA and GIE Objectif transport public sign agreement to promote sustainable mobility

Posted on: 15 May 2017

APTA and GIE Objectif transport public have signed a new partnership agreement setting out how they will be sharing their joint vision for sustainable mobility at their exhibitions and conferences.

Two overhaul contracts for Shanghai Metro

Posted on: 15 May 2017

Shentong Bombardier (Shanghai) Rail Transit Vehicle Maintenance Co. Ltd. (SHBRT) will provide an overhaul service for metro cars in Shanghai.

Stagecoach Manchester bus drivers awarded for safe and fuel-efficient driving

Posted on: 15 May 2017

The Fleet Elite standard, which measures safe and fuel-efficient driving, has been awarded to 487 Stagecoach Manchester employees.

Eight new articulated Solaris buses for Nurnberg

Posted on: 15 May 2017

In April Solaris Bus & Coach delivered eight articulated new Urbino 18 buses to the VAG Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft, a German public transport operator in Nurnberg.

COMSA to build the Odense tram network in Denmark

Posted on: 11 May 2017

COMSA has been awarded the construction of the tram network for the city of Odense, located to the west of Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen.

Stagecoach releases new ticketing range to its app

Posted on: 10 May 2017

Stagecoach, Britain’s biggest bus operator, has rolled out mobile tickets via its app for its customers across England, Scotland and Wales.

First Bus releases new travel app

Posted on: 9 May 2017

First Bus is releasing a new travel information app to include multi-modal travel information to make it easier for people to catch the bus.

Thau Agglo order two electric buses for France

Posted on: 8 May 2017

Two Solaris 8.9 electric buses have been ordered by transport operator, Thau Agglo for Frontignon in France.

Government publishes its Air Quality plan for consultation

Posted on: 5 May 2017

The government has published a draft plan to improve air quality by reducing nitrogen dioxide levels in the UK.

Siemens to acquire public transport software solutions company

Posted on: 4 May 2017

Siemens plans to acquire HaCon – a software solutions provider of planning, scheduling and information systems for public transportation.