As COVID-19 continues to severely impact the UK rail industry, ORR has announced that it will close the signalling market study in order to ease the burden being placed on the industry.
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Advances to rail signalling and train control systems are set to make international rail transport more competitive and attractive. But implementing strategies and understanding the benefits of new digital solutions must be addressed before improvements can be realised.
Following the theft of hundreds of metres of railway signalling cable, vital journeys for key workers and freight across the UK have been jeopardised.
3 April 2020 | By Nokia
This webinar, in association with Nokia, will help you to understand FRMCS and how it can be the foundation for railway digitalisation.
Network Rail's Southern Region has appealed to former signallers to help the railway during the crisis as they lose staff to self-isolation and sickness.
Network Rail's first digital railway takes major step forward with the announcement of Siemens and Atkins as project partners.
The long-term deployment plan for ETCS (the European Train Control System) is only part of the overall digital railway programme, with the other parts including traffic management, automatic train operation (ATO), telecoms and a Connected Driver Advisory System (C-DAS) to support drivers with the delivery of operational performance and energy efficiency.
Ian Maxwell, Head of Train Control Systems at the UK’s Office of Rail and Road (ORR), provides an insight into the differences between external and internal cyber incidents, and how Britain’s rail industry must adapt in order to protect itself from both.
Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) is the future worldwide telecommunication system designed by the International Union of Railways (UIC), in collaboration with a variety of stakeholders from the rail sector, as not only the successor of GSM-R, but also as a key enabler for rail transport digitalisation. Read on…
A storm-damaged section of the UK’s West Coast main line in Cumbria was recently reopened in less than 24 hours, thanks to raised signalling equipment by Network Rail.
This issue includes articles from Poland's Transport Minister about the country's much-needed railway investment programme, In-Depth Focus sections on Additive Manufacturing, Winter Operations and the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS), plus much more.
Siemens Mobility, Bombardier and Porterbrook have come to an agreement on the best approach to introducing ETCS on existing Electrostar units.
A Smart Data Logging system implies on-board intelligent devices to collect and process field data connected with a Cloud infrastructure to integrate data with IT applications.
Joao Figueiras, rail industry consultant, addresses the challenges that ERTMS presents for communication networks and provides insight on possible focus areas in order to manage the challenges and evolve those networks.
The five framework contracts awarded by Network Rail will aim to improve reliability, but also reduce delays and increase capacity on the UK's network.
Franc Klobučar, Assistant Director of SŽ-Infrastruktura, explains how the implementation of ETCS and GSM-R across Slovenia’s rail network is driving standards, allowing the creation of a truly interoperable system across not only Slovenia itself, but also with its geographical neighbours.