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Genoa starts trial of Hitachi Rail congestion monitoring system on AMT buses

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Genoa starts trial of Hitachi Rail congestion monitoring system on AMT buses

Hitachi Rail delivers web platform and application which allows AMT to monitor congestion on its services

Italy, 9th June 2021 – AMT and Hitachi Rail are delighted to announce that both companies launched the trial of a congestion monitoring system on city buses in Genoa to ease mobility across the city.

This state-of-the-art system provides live and up to date information on congestion across the network and crowding levels on individual buses. The web portal will allow AMT to constantly monitor the crowding level and location of vehicles and reconfigure their services accordingly to more accurately anticipate passenger demand. The application works by collating data using the Si.Mon. monitoring system developed by the high-tech global company Leonardo and providing operators access to real time information via a web platform.

The new system will operate on 11 buses on Line 3 of the network, a route of 49 stops. The trial, which will run until March 2022, is testament to the leading role both Hitachi Rail and AMT are taking in embedding digital innovation into public transport delivery. It will initially focus on implementation of the web platform and analysis of the first pieces of data, before being rolled out for use on passenger services.

Marco Beltrami, President of AMT, stated: “I would like to thank Hitachi Rail for the opportunity to test this world leading solution here in Genoa. Innovation and technology are two key elements that we are increasingly focused on integrating into the public transport system of Genoa to improve our services and passengers' satisfaction. We are proud to cooperate with partners of high caliber such as Hitachi Rail”.

Christian Andi, Executive Officer, Global Sales & Projects, Hitachi Rail Group, added: “This trial demonstrates again Hitachi Rail’s commitment to continuously investing in innovation which will benefit passengers and service operators alike. We look forward to seeing this trial bringing tangible benefits to Genoa and are focused on working with AMT to maximise the performance of their fleet and provide an increasingly efficient and sustainable service for passengers”.



Hitachi Rail

Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signaling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey solutions. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 12,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions. Drawing on the wider Hitachi Group’s market-leading technology and research-and-development capabilities, we strive for industry leading innovations and solutions that can deliver value for customers and sustainable railway systems that benefit wider society. For information about Hitachi Rail, visit www.hitachirail.com

AMT Genoa

AMT, Azienda Mobilità e Trasporti, is the public transport operator for the Municipality of Genoa and the city metropolitan area. It operates different transportation modes: buses, trolley buses, subway, elevators, funiculars, rack railway, narrow-gauge railway, sea and on-call services. AMT's mission is to address and implement city mobility policies, defined by the LPT government bodies, in order to make our passengers experience comfortable, pleasant and sustainable. The Vision is to become leader of public transport in Italy for the technologies employed and the ability to meet the mobility needs of citizens, in order to distinguish the city of Genoa and the metropolitan area for its public transport system. AMT is an innovation-oriented company, capable of evolving starting from 120 years of history and which today has more than 2,700 employees. www.amt.genova.it

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About Hitachi Rail: Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey solutions. With a presence in 38 countries across six continents and over 12,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions. We are proud of our global achievements, from our world ­famous ‘bullet trains’, to our signalling solutions and turnkey projects, state­-of-the-art traffic management and digital solutions. Drawing on the wider Hitachi Group’s market-leading technology and research-and-development capabilities, we strive for industry leading innovations and solutions that can deliver value for customers and sustainable railway systems that benefit wider society. For information about Hitachi Rail, visit www.hitachirail.com

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