Colleagues from the Italian railway infrastructure manager, Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI), explain the current status, strategy and importance of ERTMS/ETCS along the Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor (MRFC).
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Global System for Mobile Communications – Railway (GSM-R)
The Global System for Mobile Communications – Railway (GSM-R) is an international wireless communications standard for railway communication and applications. A sub-system of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS), GSM-R is used for communication between rolling stock and railway regulation control centres.
Michael Kloecker, Head of Solutions Management Railways at Nokia speaks with Global Railway Review’s Editor, Craig Waters, about the benefits, challenges and next steps for mission-critical communications in the railway industry.
With Industry 4.0 becoming an increasingly vital part of Norway’s railway industry, Sverre Kjenne, EVP of Operations and Technology at Bane NOR, explains how the digital railway will profoundly change the way people work and what elements the rail industry will gain from these changes.
Karsten Oberle, Head of Rail at Nokia, and Pierre Cotelle, Telecom Networks Solution Director at Alstom, share details about the progression of implementing future rail communications, and outline some industry use-cases including from India and Germany.
To transform railways for passengers and freight operators, the deployment of modern signalling, communications and train control technologies is crucial in order to increase capacity, reduce delays, enhance safety, and drive down costs. The authors in this In-Depth focus explore the developments in ERTMS/ETCS/GSM-R, and the potential that FRMCS offers…
Packed full of exclusive content, including our InnoTrans 2022 preview, plus features from: Germany’s Federal Minister for Digital and Transport; the European Commissioner for Transport; Canadian Pacific; Norfolk Southern; the Association of American Railroads; the ERTMS Users Group; and many more!
In this article, the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies’ (CER) Alberto Mazzola, Executive Director, and Enno Wiebe, Technical Director, give a snapshot of ERTMS development in Europe, but also explain that a wider strategy is needed in order to achieve full and harmonised deployment.
In this interview for Global Railway Review, Zhang Jianjun, Vice President of Huawei Enterprise BG Wireless Marketing and Solution Sales Department, explains at a time when global rail networks are seeking new solutions to ensure safer and smarter operations, that railways urgently need a successor of GSM-R; and 5G oriented…
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.
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…
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…
Packed full of exclusive content, including: a Roundtable discussion on Decarbonising Rail; an In-Depth Focus to explore FRMCS; the impact of COVID-19 on Indonesia’s rail industry; establishing cyber-security for next generation rail mobility; and much more!