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New customer services director announced for Nexus

Posted on: 28 March 2017

Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has announced Huw Lewis as its new Customer Services Director.

Metrolink to install new substations

Posted on: 28 March 2017

As part of a multi-million pound improvement package, two new substations are set to be installed to provide additional power and resilience across Transport for Greater Manchester’s Metrolink tram network – enabling more vehicles to run.

The first TEG-15 model light rail vehicle has arrived in Mexico

Posted on: 28 March 2017

Bombardier Transportation’s first TEG-15 model light rail vehicle (LRV) has arrived for commissioning in the city of Guadalajara, Mexico.

Mobility in Malaysia set to be transformed

Posted on: 27 March 2017

Bombardier Transportation and its local partner HARTASUMA SDN BHD will deliver a further 27 Bombardier INNOVIA Metro 300 trains for the Kelana Jaya Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line in Malaysia.

All aboard for the latest technology on Hampshire’s buses

Posted on: 23 March 2017

Finding the right change for a bus fare will soon be a thing of the past in Hampshire, as the County Council and bus operators First, Go South Coast and Stagecoach have pledged to bring forward investment in contactless payment technology.

Xplore Dundee passenger satisfaction score higher than the country’s average

Posted on: 22 March 2017

The latest survey by Transport Focus has shown that 91% of Xplore Dundee bus passengers are happy with its service; a score which is higher than the Scottish average.

First Bus responds to its Transport Focus survey results

Posted on: 22 March 2017

Independent watchdog, Transport Focus, has released the results of its autumn 2016 Bus Passenger survey and First Bus has responded to its positive results.

Reading Buses score well in Transport Focus bus survey

Posted on: 22 March 2017

Reading Buses has scored a 93% overall satisfaction score in the latest Passenger Focus bus survey.

Transport Focus launch latest Bus Passenger Survey

Posted on: 22 March 2017

Independent watchdog, Transport Focus, has published the results of its autumn 2016 Bus Passenger Survey, with 87% of all passengers in England being satisfied with their local bus service (up 1% from 2015 figures).

Go-Ahead joins with RNIB to improve bus travel for blind and partially sighted people

Posted on: 22 March 2017

Go-Ahead has signed up to the RNIB’s (Royal National Institute of Blind People) Bus Charter, to ensure services are accessible for passengers with sight loss. The ‘We’re On Board’ Bus Charter, which sets out 13 commitments, aims to help improve travel for blind and partially sighted people. Go-Ahead has partaken in ‘Swap With Me’ events as […]

Intertraffic Amsterdam and Automotive Week join forces

Posted on: 21 March 2017

Intertraffic Amsterdam has partnered with Automotive Week 2017 to underline the cooperation opportunities between traffic technology and the automotive industry.

New app will help design suitable transport for people with sight loss

Posted on: 21 March 2017

The Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) is using smartphone technology to help design transport suitable for people with sight loss conditions.

SYTPE appoints two new directors

Posted on: 21 March 2017

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) has taken on two new directors to oversee the county’s buses, trams and trains.

Midland Metro passenger numbers soar after extension

Posted on: 20 March 2017

The number of people using the Midland Metro rose to record levels last year after the tram system was extended on to the streets of Birmingham city centre.

Major autonomous vehicle contract in Dubai awarded

Posted on: 17 March 2017

Dutch technology firm, 2getthere, will deliver a new automated vehicle system in Dubai that will link new waterfront living destination Bluewaters with the city’s network of metro stations.

 

 

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