Keir Fitch, Head of Unit Rail Safety & Interoperability in DG MOVE, European Commission, explains the intricacies of implementing the FRMCS and the significant benefits for rail that will come with the use of the new 5G technology and architecture.
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Axel Schuppe, General Manager of the German Railway Industry Association (VDB), heralds the arrival of FRMCS and explains just why this innovation is crucial to achieving the future rail service that passengers deserve.
The order from Railpool is for various locomotive variants which are be used on different European rail corridors and can be operated in up to 18 countries.
The ETCS Level 2 upgrade by Siemens Mobility will ensure the train fleet can operate with a greater degree of efficiency whilst meeting the latest European standards for rail safety interoperability.
Network Rail’s train testing centre successfully completed dynamic testing of the ETCS on rolling stock last month.
Alstom has secured signalling contracts for the Bandirma–Bursa–Yenisehir–Osmaneli railway project and the Cekmekoy-Sancaktepe-Sultanbeyli metro line.
FERROVIENORD and Hitachi Rail have signed the third supply agreement for 50 high capacity 'Caravaggio' regional trains as part of the Lombardy Region Plan for fleet renewal.
Due to be launched in 2025, the new 5G-enabled telecommunications standard Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) is anticipated to improve safety, the passenger experience and operational efficiency. This In-Depth Focus explores the intricacies of implementing FRMCS, what more needs to be done in the transition period, the role that…
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Thales will modernise Portugal's railway network with new and state-of-the-art electronic signalling systems for the Cascais Line, the West Line and Santa Apolonia Station.
The Czech-based Railway Research Institute, VUZ, has announced plans to install its own sources of clean energy and the environmentally friendly production of hydrogen.
A fully automated train, controlled by digital technology, has made its premiere run on the S-Bahn Hamburg network in Germany.
Siemens Mobility will supply 30 Vectron MS locomotives to Cargounit, Poland’s largest independent train leasing company, with the first two locomotives expected to be delivered before the end of 2021.
As part of a contract between TCDD and Alstom, Turkey's first locomotive equipped with the ETCS Level 1 and 2 has been delivered by Alstom for operation on Turkey’s coastline.
As part of the East Coast Digital Programme, Govia Thameslink Railway has successfully tested one of its Great Northern Moorgate Class 717 trains using the digital in-cab signalling system ETCS level 2.