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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Future Railway Mobile Communications System (FRMCS)
Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) is the future worldwide telecommunication system designed by the International Union of Railways (UIC), in collaboration with a variety of stakeholders from the rail sector, as not only the successor of the Global System for Mobile Communications – Railway (GSM-R), but also as a key enabler for rail transport digitalisation. FRMCS has the potential to become the worldwide standard, compatible with European regulations and responding to the different requirements of rail organisations around the world.
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.
Markku Voutilainen, Senior Inspector Project Manager at the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (FTIA), delves into the topic of safety related communications across Finland’s rail network, exploring the complexities of preparing for FRMCS while facing uncertainty around specification and implementation timelines, while marking the technological step forward it will mean for…
The International Union of Railways and the European Union Agency for Railways have signed a coordination framework to contribute to railway safety, interoperability, and technical harmonisation.
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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Valued at approximately €130 million, the contract will see 118 regional trains retrofitted with ETCS Level 2 and 3, as well as ATO GoA2.
Shift2Rail and the UIC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support the competitiveness of the railway sector by accelerating the market uptake of innovative solutions.
As part of the landmark rail project Stuttgart 21, Alstom will retrofit DB Regio's BR 423 and BR 430 trains with ETCS Level 2 and 3, as well as ATO GoA2.
In this interview with Global Railway Review, Karsten Oberle, Head of Rail at Nokia, explains how FRMCS will be a key enabler for digital railways, the benefits that it will bring and the use of 5G being the foundational technology to support its success.
Under the agreement, ProRail's GSM-R voice and data communications network in The Netherlands will be operated and maintained for a period of 10 years.
By installing a ETCS L2 test track on the Kotka-Kouvola-Hamina line, FTIA will launch a nationwide train control system update to ETCS L2.
Expandium and Cervello have announced a strategic partnership to combine cyber-security with predictive maintenance for rail signalling and telecom systems.
Nokia has been selected by Austrian rail operator WESTbahn to implement a secure, high-performance and high-bandwidth train-to-ground communications solution across the operator’s new expanded fleet of intercity trains.