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Sydney to get Australia’s first fully automated metro 21/06/2013

The New South Wales Minister for Transport  recently announced that North West Rail Link will be a 23 km fully-automated rapid transit system with driverless trains, platform screen doors and high-tech customer safety and security measures.

“Fully-automated train technology has been in use around the world for 30 years, keeping customers safe and ensuring rapid transit systems like the one we are building operate fast and efficiently, while catering for future growth. Automated systems deliver safe, efficient and reliable train services in global cities like London and Barcelona, with even higher levels of automation in Paris, Singapore and Dubai,  and now Sydney will also finally have its own world-class network. This technology is focused on safety and reliability – there’s no point building a 21st century system with 20th century technology in it. Read more →

UITP Innovation Award goes to Automated Monorail project for São Paulo 06/06/2013

Bombardier won the UITP Award in the category ‘Intermodal Innovation’ for Latin America for the High capacity Bombardier Innovia Monorail 300 system, to be built for the city of São Paulo, Brazil. This award was handed out during the 60th UITP World Congress and Exhibition in Geneva at the end of May.

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Alstom launches new CBTC innovative solution, Urbalis Fluence, at UITP Congress 03/06/2013

On 29 May, at the UITP World Congress & Mobility and City Transport Exhibition in Geneva, Alstom presented Axonis, a non-proprietary integrated metro system able to carry up to 45,000 passengers per hour per direction. The system is available in record time and designed to run on a viaduct but also at ground level and underground.

The same day, Alstom also presented Urbalis Fluence, the 1st urban signalling solution that is train centric and train-to-train communication enabling headways to be down to only one minute. Read more →