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Besides public transport such as rail, metro, tram and bus networks, collective passenger transport also covers car-sharing, car-pooling and flexible mobility services such as train-taxi schemes and demand-responsive transport in areas of low demand.

Improvements to public transport services may address public transport vehicles and related infrastructure, as well as management techniques.

By News Editor / Updated: 29 Nov 2016

Emergency preparedness and crisis management

Public transport networks are susceptible to a range of incidents, which can impact service and need to be prepared for and managed. From accidents to weather events to terrorist attacks, incidents can range from the relatively minor localised routine emergency to the full scale crisis and everything in between. 

By News Editor / Updated: 29 Nov 2016

Good practices for tendering of conventional rail services

Do you want to know what are the ingredients for successful tendering? 

Targeted at competent organising authorities at the regional and national level, but also all rail stakeholders and professionals from Europe, this workshop will serve as a discussion and knowledge platform between passenger rail operators and authorities on how to support operator initiative and potentially attract private investment capital.

Good practice examples from France and EU Member States will be presented during the workshop.

By News Editor / Updated: 29 Nov 2016

PlugBoat

PlugBoat, as the World Electric & Hybrid Boat Summit, aims at providing a premier & high quality global platform to foster exchange of views and development of synergies between players in the field of electric & hybrid boats for coastal & inland water transportation as well as leisure.

The third edition will take place in the fall of 2017. Date and place TBC.

By News Editor / Updated: 29 Nov 2016

Developing urban rail transport

The upcoming Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union will organise – with the support of UNIFE, UITP, EUROCITIES and POLIS – a European seminar on:

Developing urban rail transport: Environmental performances and financing solutions

By News Editor / Updated: 24 Nov 2016

New cross-city rail link completed in Dublin (Ireland)

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The city of Dublin has opened a new commuter rail line following the completion of a major upgrade project.

The new cross-city passenger service, launched on Monday, runs on an existing 139-year-old line that was formerly only used by freight trains and empty passenger trains.

The new line provides travellers with a direct connection between the central business district, and stations in south-west Dublin and north Kildare.

By News Editor / Updated: 03 May 2017

4th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans

The European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans is the principal annual event enabling an international community of practitioners, policy makers, city staff and academics from across Europe to come together to debate key issues, highlight developments in mobility planning and exchange ideas and experience.

By News Editor / Updated: 21 Nov 2016

International Congress on Transportation Research call for papers

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The organisers of the 8th International Congress on Transportation Research (ICTR), being held in Thessaloniki (Greece) in November 2017, have launched a call for contributions.

The ICTR 2017 will host innovative research and development work in the field of transportation systems, operations and infrastructures, in Greece and abroad.

By News Editor / Updated: 21 Nov 2016

8th International Congress on Transportation Research

The International Congress on Transportation Research has been a major event in the field of transport research for the past 15 years.

Potential ICTR participants include the research and academic community, public service officials, as well as the public and private sector involved in the development and implementation of innovative projects in the field of transport.

ICTR 2017 will host innovative research and development work in the field of transportation systems, operations and infrastructures, in Greece and abroad. 

By News Editor / Updated: 29 Nov 2016
By News Editor / Updated: 14 Nov 2016

Utrecht to invest millions in tram network (Netherlands)

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The province of Utrecht in the Netherlands is to invest € 141 million to improve the accessibility of public transport for its citizens.

The money will be used to convert Utrecht’s Nieuwegein/IJsselstein fast tram to a conventional light rail line by 2020.

The work includes modernising infrastructure and replacing the ageing tram fleet with new low-floor light rail vehicles.

The improvements will make the fast tram compatible with the Uithof line - a new line linking the university with the city’s central station.