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.
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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.
Siemens Mobility, Bombardier and Porterbrook have come to an agreement on the best approach to introducing ETCS on existing Electrostar units.
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.
The ORR's study will focus on the level of competition for the delivery of significant signalling projects in a bid to limit Network Rail's spend on signalling.
Banedanmark's electrification of the line will be followed by the installation and introduction of a new signalling system.
The LuFV III programme will modernise and renew the infrastructure of the current rail network in Germany, including tracks, stations and signalling.
The ERTMS timetable was extended following discussions within the industry that highlighted the need for environmental investments.
The 82 design contracts have been awarded to a total of 34 suppliers and represents up to £640 million of investment by 2029.
ETCS Basline 3 includes new and updated features that will simplify the deployment of ETCS on-board equipment throughout Europe.
The contract will require Thales to renew the existing signalling on three sections of Infraestruturas de Portugal's network.
The implementation of PTC makes Illinois Railway one of the first short line railroads to do so, and contributes to enhancing safety on its trains.
The new facility will allow innovative technologies to be tested and integrated without impacting or disrupting the rail network.
The opening of a new simulation centre signals the beginning of preparations to digitalise the entirety of the network operator’s system.
Future traffic on Germany’s rails will be controlled by 280 digital signal boxes, continuing DB’s digitalisation drive and replacing decades-old interlockings.