Cubic Transportation Systems Joins Royal Celebration of 150th Anniversary of
the London Underground
Cubic Transportation Systems' president Steve Shewmaker was among the small
group of Transport for London (TfL) partners invited to meet Her Majesty The
Queen during the latest event in a year-long calendar of activities to mark
the 150th Anniversary of the London Underground.
LONDON, March 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Cubic Transportation
Systems' president Steve Shewmaker was among the small group of Transport for
London (TfL) partners invited to meet Her Majesty The Queen during the latest
event in a year-long calendar of activities to mark the 150th Anniversary of
the London Underground. Her Majesty visited Baker Street Underground Station
accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh and Her Royal Highness
The Duchess of Cambridge.
Cubic Transportation Systems, a subsidiary of San Diego-based Cubic
Corporation (NYSE:CUB), is TfL's partner for ticketing, gating and revenue
management, and is a leading integrator of transportation technology and
services provider for intelligent travel solutions.
During the March 20 visit, the Royal party was introduced to key London
Underground staff, apprentices and suppliers involved in the restoration of an
1892 underground coach that was a highlight of January's commemorative steam
run. The run included a restored steam locomotive and carriages that recreated
the world's first underground rail journey run on London's Metropolitan
Railway on Jan. 13, 1863.
Cubic is the lead industry sponsor of the 150th Anniversary and also played a
significant supporting role to TfL during last year's Diamond Jubilee,
Olympics and Paralympics, when the performance of London's transport network
was universally praised.
The Royal Party was also shown examples of the London Underground's past and
future, including the Metropolitan Railway Jubilee Carriage No 353, the oldest
operational Underground carriage in existence and used recently on a steam run
to commemorate the 150th anniversary.
"Meeting Her Majesty and their Royal Highnesses was such an honour," says
Shewmaker. "I was delighted to be invited to attend on behalf of Cubic but was
extremely mindful that I was representing every single member of the Cubic
team which does such a great job for Transport for London, every single day. I
have never felt more proud of the Cubic team, which I have the privilege to
About Cubic Transportation Systems
Cubic® Transportation Systems, Inc., is part of Cubic Corporation. Cubic
Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments: Defense
Systems, Mission Support Services and Transportation Systems. Cubic Defense
Systems is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems and defense
electronics. Mission Support Services is a leading provider of training,
operations, maintenance, technical and other support services for U.S. and
Cubic® Transportation Systems, Inc., is a leading integrator of payment and
information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions. Cubic
delivers integrated solutions that help transport operators manage their
operations and services and give passengers choices in the smartest and
easiest ways to pay their fares. Cubic specializes in design, development,
manufacture, supply, installation, integration, services and information.
Services provided by Cubic include on-site management, central systems,
operations support, patron support, business support and field services.
Every year, nearly 7 billion rides are taken worldwide using Cubic payment and
information systems. Cubic has delivered over 400 projects in 40 major markets
on five continents. Active projects include London; Brisbane (Southeast
Queensland) region, Australia; New York/New Jersey region; Washington, D.C.
/Baltimore/Virginia region; Los Angeles region; San Diego region; San
Francisco region; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Chicago; Atlanta region; Miami (South
Florida) region; Vancouver and Edmonton, Canada; Sydney (New South Wales),
Australia; Germany; and Scandinavia.
For more information about Cubic, see the company's website at
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