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Issue #6 2015 – Digital version

17 December 2015 | By

In this issue: A Foreword from Dan Ťok, Minister of Transport for the Czech Republic; Developments in Sofia, Žilina and Prague; Thomas Kritzer, Member of the UITP Security Commission, explores cyber security threats to public transport; Peter Boulton, Head of Programme Management at TfGM, covers Greater Manchester’s bus priority package;…

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Vehicle Design supplement 2015

17 December 2015 | By

In our latest Vehicle Design Supplement, articles cover the design of the Avenio M for the city of Ulm; how the FLEXITY 2 meets passenger demands in Ghent and Antwerp; and David beer from Transport Focus takes a look at what passengers really want...

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Ticketing supplement 2015

17 December 2015 | By

In our latest free-to-view Ticketing Supplement, contributions come from Barry Dorgan at Ireland’s NTA covering the success of Leap Card; a future ticketing outlook from Philippe Vappereau from CAN, and Steve Wakeland from ITSO discusses how 2016 will be a crucial year for smart ticketing in the UK...

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Sustainable development of Sofia public transport

17 December 2015 | By Metodi Avramov, Marketing Director of the Sofia Urban Mobility Centre

Sofia’s public transport was significantly developed in the years 2007-2013, with the introduction of extended metro lines, rolling stock and traffic management systems. Following the success of these changes, Metodi Avramov, Marketing Director of the Sofia Urban Mobility Centre, discusses how the Bulgarian capital city is now focusing on improving…

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Eastern Europe: Žilina, Slovakia – Information, information, information

17 December 2015 | By Jan Šimko, Director of Transport, Dopravný podnik mesta Žiliny s.r.o. (DPMŽ)

Providing urban transport in the Slovakian town of Žilina and its surroundings is Dopravný podnik mesta Žiliny s.r.o. (DPMŽ). With its history dating back to 1949, the transport enterprise continues to grow and with future funding in the pipeline, Jan Šimko, Director of Transport, explores the importance of offering real-time…

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Extending Prague Metro Line A and ongoing network construction plans

17 December 2015 | By Lukáš Kruml, Leader of the Investment Department at the Prague Public Transport Company

After years of planning and development, Line A of the Prague Metro network has been put into operation for passengers. Lukáš Kruml, Leader of the Investment Department at the Prague Public Transport Company, reveals the complicated construction schedule and the financial aspects of the Line A extension project...

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The changing mobility landscape in Central and Eastern Europe

17 December 2015 | By Artur Perchel, Manager, Central Eastern Europe at UITP

The urban mobility revival in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries is hard to overlook. Fuelled by EU funds and evolving mobility patterns, the shift towards modern, low-carbon and customer-oriented collective transportation marches throughout the region. And although there is an array of challenges ahead, including dropping ridership levels or…

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Greater Manchester’s bus priority package

17 December 2015 | By Peter Boulton, Head of Programme Management, TfGM

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is currently making one of the largest investments in Greater Manchester’s bus network for decades. Over 25 miles of the bus network are being either created or improved as part of a £122 million ‘bus priority package’ to improve bus connections on three key corridors…

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Creating and delivering a metro for Dublin’s future

17 December 2015 | By Cormac Rabbitt, Managing Director, Metro Dublin

Metro Dublin is a new mass rapid transit network to serve Ireland’s capital city and the country. Cormac Rabbitt, Managing Director of the scheme, explains for Intelligent Transport why and how Metro Dublin propose to create and deliver a cost effective transit metro network for Dublin’s future...

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Carrying CBTC data over a public LTE network: fact or fiction?

8 December 2015 | By Carlos Rodríguez Sánchez & Juan Moreno García-Loygorri

For Intelligent Transport, Metro de Madrid colleagues Carlos Rodríguez Sánchez and Juan Moreno García-Loygorri, take a look at the feasibility of carrying Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) data over a Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network. CBTC data is mostly critical, but most of the services carried over mobile networks, like LTE,…