Crossrail employing 140 drivers – more than a year before it opens

It’s emerged that 140 train drivers are receiving salaries of more than £60,000 per year to drive trains on London’s new Crossrail line, despite it not opening for another year. Financial paper City AM says the drivers’ union ASLEF has confirmed that they’re getting £62,533 a year, with a two per cent pay rise due […]

Canadian public transport network hit by cyber attack

The transit system in the Canadian city of Vancouver has been hit by a ransomware attack, causing major problems across its network. In a statement, TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond confirmed, “We are now in a position to confirm that TransLink was the target of a ransomware attack on some of our IT infrastructure. This attack […]

Cambridgeshire King’s Dyke project reaches milestone

Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK has reached a milestone ahead of schedule on a £32m transport scheme in Cambridgeshire. The business has completed the first section of earthworks to the south of the railway line at the King’s Dyke level crossing project.  The early delivery of the embankment, which the road will sit on, removes […]

Comment – the non-contact alternatives to pedestrian push buttons

By Mark Pleydell, ARTSM The Covid-19 pandemic has led to the emergence of a raft of technology solutions that avoid the need for pedestrians to press the button at pedestrian crossings. While these may go some way towards reducing the number of surfaces and infection opportunities a pedestrian encounters during a journey, they introduce a […]

Next generation traffic signal technology used on London streets

Transport for London (TfL) and Siemens Mobility Limited have reached the next milestone in the creation of a brand new way of managing London’s 6300 traffic lights, with the first installation of new technology on a number of roads in southwest London.  Until now, most of London’s traffic lights have been managed using technology which uses magnetic detectors buried in the road […]


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