Alstom is developing a project that will explore the possibilities of train automation for rail passenger transport in Germany.
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European Train Control System (ETCS)
Three Porterbrook Class 43 Power cars have been retrofitted with the European Train Control System to achieve level 2 testing.
Siemens Mobility have signed a contract to provide approximately 2,000 kilometres of modern, safe, and integrated rail system to link 60 cities in Egypt.
Network Rail’s Rail Innovation and Development Centre has carried out its first testing of a train retrofitted with European Train Control System equipment.
The semi high-speed regional train is designed to run at 180kmph and is expected to decrease travel time between Delhi-Meerut by 40 per cent.
With the coronavirus pandemic exacerbating various challenges for public transit systems, Vinay Kumar Singh, Managing Director of National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), discusses how the development of India’s first semi-high-speed regional rail network, the RRTS, will be transformative for passengers and economy.
ORR have published Network Rail’s response on the state of the railway signalling market, with both working together to drive improvements.
Alstom have signed a contract to modernise the Thessaloniki-Idomeni line in Greece; the project includes signalling, electrification and track renewal.
The Cambridge re-signalling project is part of a £194 million investment of renewal for the signalling systems in the Cambridge area.
Czech Railways have announced that they have taken over the first of 10 new Vectrons this year, leased to them by RSL.
Stadler and start have signed a delivery contract for 20 FLIRT type trains that will enable faster cross-border traffic between Germany and the Netherlands.
Gerald Schinagl, Digital Innovation Manager at ÖBB BCC GmbH, and Martin Taranetz, Head of Mobile Radio Networks at ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG, explain the tokenisation of train control/train management and outline the report of the ‘Towards automated Railway Operations (TARO) R&D project at ÖBB.
Dan Woywod, Head of Railway Technology at the German Railway Industry Association (VDB), shares his insights into how Germany’s use of ATO with ETCS will optimise both urban mobility and regional operations, as the country strives to digitalise its entire rail network by 2035.
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.
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.