Eurotransport top 10 stories of 2015

29 January 2016  •  Author(s): Eurotransport

2015 was an exciting year for the industry, with appearance of new ticketing and vehicle technologies, improvements in city transport flow and intermodality and a renewed focus on the environment. Eurotransport has put together industry highlights from 2015 based on what our readers have been looking at the most…

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1.

Cyber security – the big unknown!?

Thomas Kritzer, Member of the UITP Security Commission, discusses how and why cyber security is becoming a prominent issue within the public transport sector, and the way to overcome this threat.

 

Cyber security in the public transport sector

2.

Greater Manchester’s bus priority package

Transport for Greater Manchester is currently making one of the largest investments in its bus network for decades as part of a £122 million ‘bus priority package’. TfGM’s Head of Programme Management Peter Boulton explains how this scheme is ensuring bus passengers enjoy quicker and more reliable bus journeys.

 

 

Greater Manchester’s bus priority package

3.

After a decade of growth, Geneva now concentrates on improving service quality

Emmanuel Fankhauser, Network Development Manager at TPG, explains why Geneva has no major infrastructure projects or developments planned on the tram network, but instead concentrates on optimisation and reorganisation of their services.

 

 

After a decade of growth, Geneva now concentrates on improving service quality

4.

The mobile revolution in public transport

Laurent Kocher, Keolis Group’s Executive Vice President – Marketing, Innovation and Services, discusses the impact of mobile and digital technologies on public transport and how to leverage these innovations to improve the customer experience.

 

 

The mobile revolution in public transport

5.

Sprint rapid transit system on its way to Birmingham

Geoff Inskip, Chief Executive at Centro, the transport authority for the West Midlands, details how work is well underway for the arrival of ‘Sprint’ rapid transit system on the streets of Birmingham.

 

 

Birmingham BRT

6.

Graffiti in public transport – crime, not art

Graffiti and vandalism are growing concerns of the public transport industry. The UITP’s Andrea Soehnchen and Lindsey Mancini take a look at how graffiti crime causes major costs for cleaning, repair and extra security measures to prevent further incidents.

 

 

Graffiti

7.

Berlin’s S-Bahn system – stronger after its crisis 

Following the most severe crisis in its history, Peter Buchner of S-Bahn Berlin, takes a look back at how the transport company successfully overcame these difficulties and now carries more than 400 million passengers a year.

 

Berlin’s S-Bahn system – stronger after its crisis

8.

Berlin introduces world’s first wirelessly-charged electric bus in a capital city

In September 2015, the Berlin Transport Authority (BGV) introduced four wirelessly charged electric buses, the first to do so in a capital city.

 

Berlin introduces world’s first wirelessly-charged electric bus in a capital city

9.

RATP orders new Urbino 12 electric bus for Paris

Summer of 2015 saw Parisian public transport operator RATP sign a landmark contract with Solaris Bus & Coach for delivery of an Urbino 12 electric bus for test on the streets of Paris.

 

RATP orders new Urbino 12 electric bus for Paris

10.

Collaboration to establish framework for interoperable smart ticketing

The Smart Ticketing Alliance and GlobalPlatform have sign a Memorandum of Understanding to establish an interoperable framework for smart ticketing in the public transport sector.

 

 

interoperable-smart-ticketing 

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