TMB provides consultancy services along with a global, coordinated vison of all aspects required for the smooth running of an integrated public transport network. Our team is made up of specialists experienced in the operation and maintenance of a top-level network.
The aim of TMB Consulting is to provide knowledge of the technical, commercial and administrative aspects and of personnel for other national and international transport networks in order to help them consolidate new projects and to expand their business.
We also off far-reaching advice; any transport firm or local authority can benefit from the knowledge and experience of a leading transport operator.
The public transport network of this urban area in southern France consists of 60 vehicles, providing service to 125,000 people. The 10-year contract is planned to enter into effect on January 1, 2019.
During the bidding period, which included the participation of important European companies, the proposal by the Vectalia and TMB tandem was notable for its presentation of a new public transport offer:
- Commitment to energy transition. This includes the purchase of 33 natural gas buses, based on TMB's experience in operating in a large city with more than 400 vehicles that use this type of fuel.
- Creation of a new commercial image that includes a visual identity change and implementation of new information and customer service systems such as: a new commercial office in the center of the city, a new information point for travellers, a new webpage, an online store and a mobile application that allows passengers to validate their tickets using their telephones.
- Proposal of an economic strategy consisting of a new range of prices to strengthen customer loyalty: review of rates that seeks to increase customer loyalty and places special emphasis on less fortunate social groups through adjusted rates.
This new mobile and integrated service offer is expected to result in a significant increase in passengers of 25% during the term of the contract.
Since 2011, the activities of Vectalia France have been carried out within the framework of a collaboration agreement between the Spanish Vectalia Group and TMB, operating leaders of note in the Spanish passenger transport market.
TMB won the contract to supervise the pre-feasibility study of Ecuador's electric freight train.
This supervision will help determine, in relation to pre-feasibility, the existence of supply and demand conditions, technical solutions and economic and financial plans for the implementation of an electric train network for transporting freight, integrating current and future production centers in Ecuador with Pacific ports and cross-border connections with Peru and Colombia.
Additionally, two railway alternatives complementing the proposed study will also be assessed:
- The passenger train between Quito and Guayaquil given the high population density of these two cities and its intense level of intermobility.
- The miner freight train that will transport mining production from the provinces of Morona Santiago and Zamora Chinchipe to Puerto Bolivar (to the province of El Oro).
TMB, along with Ayesa and Sering, oversees the contract between the joint venture Sociedad de Economía Mixta Los Tranvías de Zaragoza and the government, entailing the following tasks:
- Analysis, review and proposals for the improvement of different aspects foreseen in the operating project for the joint venture Sociedad de Economía Mixta Los Tranvías de Zaragoza.
- Assisting the government in overseeing the implementation of the operating project.
- Support in payment settlement processes and calculating payment adjustments per user and availability.
- Calculating and monitoring quality of service indicators.
- Assisting in and supervising tests protocol (without passengers).
On October 10, 2015, the Santiago Subway awarded TMB a special consultancy contract in relation to the design and detailed development of how to organize and operate automatic lines 3 and 5 of this city's subway service. These lines are now being built and should enter into service some time between 2017-2019.
The project includes an in-depth, assessed and justified proposal of the management organization model for Santiago Subway lines 3 and .
Consortium made up of Ayesa, Inelecra and FMB.
In 2008, the government of Panama created an office for the Panamanian subway system, as an official department, with the aim of exploring the construction of the first subway line in Panama City.
After the official rounds of bidding, the construction work on subway line 1 was awarded to a Brazilian and Spanish consortium (Oderbreig and FCC) while the construction of rolling stock (trains) was awarded to the company Alstom.
In October 2010, the consortium made up of AYESA - INELECTRA - FMB was awarded the contract for "project management" (control and supervision of subway construction work) and technical assistance on the first Panama City subway line. The initial term of the contract was three years, extendable by two additional years.
The consortium's responsibilities include:
- AYESA will be responsible for supervising civil works.
- Inelecta will be responsible for supervising the integration of signaling and communication systems.
- TMB will be responsible for supervising and preparing the operation of the new line and rolling stock:
- Supervision, from the operator's point of view, of construction work projects.
- Guaranteeing the quality of the rolling stock delivered to the Panama Subway system.
- Preparing and organizing facilities, processes and people.
Supervision of the works included a second technical assistance phase in which a team of three people from TMB carried out ongoing monitoring, advising the Panama Subway on operational matters.
Consortium made up of AYESA, Louis Berger Group and FMB.
On July 10, 2014, the contract for the provision of the "Project management, interface coordination and technical assistance services for the Panama Subway Line 2 project" was awarded to the consortium made up of AYESA, Louis Berger Group and FMB. The purpose and scope of the contract are similar to line 1: comprehensive "project management" and assistance in operation.
The expected term of the contract, which entered into effect on August 1, 2014, is 58 months (until the end of March 2019), extendable by two years.
Participation of FMB:
- Rolling stock.
- "Pool" of experts to oversee different specialties.
- Yards and workshop specialists.
- General services.
For the first tram line in Oran, TMB, as part of the consortium ENSITRAS (made up of the Lisbon Subway, TMB, Sener and Fernoconsult), is providing assistance to EMA, the owner's of the tramline, in reviewing the rolling stock project and supervising the manufacturing of 30 tram cars for the city's first tramway.
The trams are Alstom, model Citadis 302. TMB will oversee factory production, reception in Oran of the trams and empty tests runs. TMB will also handle the certification of reception of rolling stock for entry into service and warranty period.
TMB provided technical assistance to the regional government of Andalusia for overseeing the operation of the city's first subway line. Line 1 is a metropolitan railway with light rail characteristics. 60% of its 11-mile route is underground, with some sections above ground, through an exclusive or separate platform, with a total of 22 stations. The construction work consisted of two phases:the first entailed compiling and analyzing data for re-designing the operating project while the second consisted of project control and supervision.
ENSITRANS, a consortium of which TMB is a part, won the tender for the "project management" (supervision) of the subway expansion project in the Algerian capital. The Algiers Subway expansion program will involve the construction of 4.3 additional miles of track, with a total of six new stations, an initiative entailing an investment of 3.5 billion euros. The project will focus on tasks involving the control and construction of the Algiers Subway facilities.
TMB was part of the group that won the tender to design and conduct the preliminary study for the first subway line in Bogota.
The Spanish consortium of companies, of which TMB forms a part, was chosen to design the first subway line in the Colombian capital, a project representing an investment of more than 6.5 million euros.
The consortium, made up of TMB and the companies SENER, Advanced Logistics Group (ALG), Incoplan Colombia, Santander Investment, Valores Colombia and Garrigues Abogados y Asesores Tributarios, competed with 56 other consortiums made up of 220 national and foreign companies to develop the conceptual and operational design of the service. The service will require an integrated public transport system, as it will have to complement the commuter train service and the Transmilenio, an articulated bus service in operation since 2000. Likewise, TMB and the other members of the consortium prepared the legal and financial structuring, providing consulting services for the city's first subway line.
TMB, in cooperation with ATJ Consultores, conducted a technical audit of the Buenos Aires underground transport network. Specialized technical assistance was provided for conducting a technical audit of the facilities and rolling stock of the A, B, C, D, E and Premetro lines of the city's underground transport network, with the aim of determining existing security conditions, maintenance status and operating safety.
TMB and Vectalia, owner of the current operator CFT (Corporation Française de Transport), will operate the urban transport system in the Perpignan metropolitan area for eight years.
TMB brings to the awarded group essentially its experience as an operator of a large intermodal transport network, knowledge which it will share with the operator CFT, in particular, in the following areas:
- Analysis and definition of necessary infrastructure (stops, traffic light priority, accessibility) for operating a transport network.
- Analysis and definition of needs of rolling stock and the workshops maintaining it.
- Definition of basic operating elements, high-level service lines, content of operating staff training, selection.
- Definition and development of marketing, traveller information and communication policy, surveys at origin/destination, data analysis and development.
This is the first time that TMB has participated in the operation of a public transport network outside of Spain. Until now, the company's international activity has focused on consulting.
The company made up of TMB and Vectalia (group of transport and service companies based in Alicante) won the tender to operate the urban and school bus transport system within the urban area of Antibes. The network consists of 30 urban lines and 58 school transport lines, in addition to the Icilà on demand transport line.
TMB is providing specialized consulting regarding the Metrobús system in the Panama metropolitan area, including review and analysis of the concession to operate the Metrobús system. As part of this specialized consulting service, three aspects are being developed:
- Assessment of operation of the current system.
- Development of operating rules, set of indicators, service inspection plan and remuneration plan.
- A service improvement plan.
TMB provided consulting services to ALG for technical assistance in implementing the BRT between Gazipur and Dhaka Airport in the areas of design of terminals and stations, vehicle technology, control center technology and fleet management. The project also consisted in updating the details of the bus routes that operate, wholly or partially, in the passageway that crosses the corridor between Gazipur and the airport train terminal.
TMB provided technical assistance to the engineering firm TIPSA in the design of a depot to accommodate 120 compressed natural gas (CNG) buses in the city of Astana. The depot will form part of the infrastructure of a BRT that will connect the city center with the 2017 Expo to be held and will terminate at Astana International Airport.
Consulting tasks focused on defining the different areas needed to operate a bus depot, flow of movement of vehicles and requirements for the workshop and vehicle parking.