News from the Cities

  • 4 July 2022
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SYTRAL introduces contactless bank card payments in Lyon

The new service introduced on 30 May 2022 allows the use of contactless bank card or any connected object as a ticket for travel on the entire TCL network (bus, metro, tram, funicular, P+R). Present your contactless bank card or your connected object (phone or watch with the NFC function activated) on the validator. You

  • 10 June 2022
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RMV introduces a 25% discount on fares with a loyalty card

In and around Frankfurt, passengers will be able to save 25% with a new discount from January 2023. The Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV) Supervisory Board approved the plans at its meeting on 8 June. The discount can be purchased for 10 euros per 30 days and is then valid on adult short distance, single, and day tickets.

  • 10 June 2022
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Public transport needs a financial safety net in the Netherlands

At present in the Netherlands, some 20% fewer people are travelling by public transport than in 2019. Transport operators and authorities, including the Rotterdam Den Haag Metropolitan Region (MRDH), are far from convinced by the Dutch government claims that passenger numbers will return to pre-pandemic levels by 2023. They call for a financial safety net

  • 6 May 2022
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Sofia transport authority joins the EMTA network

EMTA welcomes the Sofia Urban Mobility Centre (SUMC) as new member of the association. SUMC is procuring public transport services from 3 municipal and 2 private operators, offering the 1.5m inhabitants of Sofia the benefit of 4 metro lines, 14 tram lines, and over 100 bus/trolleybus lines. Public transport has a 40% mode share in

  • 8 March 2022
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Demand for regional bus and rail travel in Mallorca returns to pre-Covid level

More users travelled on Mallorca’s TIB regional bus and rail network in January this year compared to the same month in previous years. The year has started well for intercity public transport in Mallorca with more than 785 000 journeys in January. This represents a 70% growth from 2021 and beats the pre-Covid figure of

  • 17 August 2021
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110 million euros to launch the Paris Region’s first cable car.

In May 2021, Île-de-France Mobilités, the body in charge of transport in the Île-de-France region, signed a first contract worth 110 million euros with the group DOPPELMAYER France SAS (agent) / SPIE BATIGNOLLES GC / France TRAVAUX / EGIS RAIL / ATELIER SCHALL to design, build and maintain the Cable A service. The first cable

  • 17 August 2021
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The T9 Tram or the launch of a safe, comfortable and totally accesible tramway service.

Since 10 April 2021, the T9 Tram has been carrying passengers from Porte de Choisy (in Paris) to Orly town centre (in Val-de-Marne) in 30 minutes and with 19 stops. The line is 10 kilometres long and goes through 6 towns. The Tram T9 has now replaced bus line 183, providing a faster and more

  • 17 August 2021
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International competition for legible Prague wayfinding system

ROPID (Regional Organizer of Prague Integrated Transport) is tendering an international design competition for a new wayfinding system for the Czech capital to be announced in August 2021. The aim of the competition is to select a team of experts who can demonstrate the best ability to create a smart wayfinding system suitable for all

  • 17 August 2021
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A new visual style for public transport in Prague and Central Bohemia

The Integrated Transport System, which covers all public transport in Prague and the Central Bohemian region, servicing 3 million people on more than 600 lines with 5 000 vehicles operated by 35 carriers, is getting a new unified look. The logo is changing together with additional graphical elements, including a new uniform design for all

  • 19 January 2021
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Île-de-France : €23 millions European subsidy for the purchase of electric buses and the conversion of depots to electricity and biomethane

Through this funding, the European Commission is supporting the commitment of Île-de-France Mobilités and RATP in the regional ecological transition strategy aimed in particular at converting all the bus depots (140) and a large part of the bus fleet to biomethane and electricity by 2025. This European aid, supplemented by €23 million in innovative funding

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