Network Rail's first digital railway takes major step forward with the announcement of Siemens and Atkins as project partners.
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The official Invitation to Tender will provide the East West Railway Company with an interim solution whilst developing a sustainable rail line.
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.
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.
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.
The €313 million contract is MÁV-START's third order for double-deck KISS units from Stadler, following two contracts in 2017 and 2018.
ETCS Basline 3 includes new and updated features that will simplify the deployment of ETCS on-board equipment throughout Europe.
Monika Heiming, Executive Director of the EIM, the European Rail Infrastructure Managers association, writes that the question is not if rail can play a crucial role in the future of transportation, but how and explores where the industry is now and what it should strive for.
The development of rail traffic management systems are bringing considerable benefits to the railway sector, boosting international freight and passenger transport. Read on to find out how Slovenia and Norway are modernising their networks, an overview of the recent amendment of the CCS TSI, and the challenges related to evolving…
A second 10-year maintenance contract for ETCS has been signed by Alstom and SBB, with the value of the contract coming to over €25 million.
Future traffic on Germany’s rails will be controlled by 280 digital signal boxes, continuing DB’s digitalisation drive and replacing decades-old interlockings.
Delving deep into the railway industry, our 2019 survey results showcase opinions from industry professionals across the globe.
Toufic Machnouk, Network Rail’s Programme Director for Digital Railway on East Coast Main Line, explains why the route is appointing partners to create a digital railway transformation.