The contract represents the first time that Stadler has won the opportunity to refit trains with its own ETCS system, GUARDIA.
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In complex rail passenger and freight transport networks, operators have several different communication needs. Due to their robustness and reliability, mission-critical solutions can provide a great alternative to solve these communication challenges.
Agility3 have recently developed and delivered a 3D View Display solution for ProRail, the Dutch rail infrastructure manager, to prepare for the upcoming implementation of the new European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS).
The Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS), the successor of the Global System for Mobile Communications – Railway (GSM-R), is expected to be rolled out in the coming years. Here, Monika Heiming, Executive Director of EIM (the European Rail Infrastructure Managers association) shares EIM’s proposals for a successful migration to the…
As GSM-R approaches obsolescence, the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) has been discussed among railway organisations as its successor. The UIC launched FRMCS as a project in 2014 and, here, colleagues Dan Mandoc (Head of FRMCS) and Jean-Michel Evanghelou (Deputy Director of Rail Systems and Head of Telecom, Signalling…
Carlo de Grandis, Policy Officer of Rail Digitalisation at the European Commission, explains how the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) is hoped to be the successor of GSM-R, but also as a key enabler for rail transport digitalisation.
CER and UNIFE have written an open letter to European rail ministers highlighting the importance of integrating rail into the European Union’s post-COVID-19 recovery.
Targeting Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon, the EUMedRail project aims to strengthen railway safety and interoperability in the South Mediterranean region.
Denmark's rail infrastructure manager, Banedanmark, has completed the roll-out of ERTMS on the last stretch of the Thybanen line between Thisted and Struer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is no secret that Norway’s signalling system is in desperate need of revitalisation. For passengers, punctuality is critical, and Norway has recognised the need to renew and digitalise its signalling system. Here, Project Director of System Deliveries for ERTMS at Bane NOR, Eivind Skorstad, explains how Norway’s state-owned company…
Philippe Citroën, Director General of UNIFE (the Association of the European Rail Industry), writes that there are several factors the rail industry must focus on during 2020 to prove the value of rail transport and its potential to support a sustainable, interoperable, digital and integrated mobility system.