Archive for category: S & T

SNCF to deploy ETCS test train

SNCF Réseau and SNCF Mobilités has presented a specially equipped TER train to test ETCS on the French network.
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Norway claims new world record for mobile connectivity in a tunnel

Photo: Øystein Grue/Bane NOR.Working with Scandinavian mobile phone operators Telia and Telenor, Bane Nor says it achieved transmission rates of 580mbps during tests.
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Major $880m digital systems investment for Sydney rail network

These upgrades are being funded from the state's 2018-19 budget and will be delivered in stages, with services coming online progressively from the early 2020s.
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Thales secures signalling and traffic control systems contracts in Poland

Kunowice station. Photo: Ralf Lotys.Thales has announced that Polish national rail infrastructure manager Polskie Linie Kolejowe has awarded it two contracts worth a combined €182m.
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Alstom secures signalling contract for new section of Buenos Aires suburban line

A train service on the San Martin line. Photo: Profesor Favalli.Alstom's managing director for signalling in Latin America, Luciano Barbieri, said that the award represents a continuation of the company's aim to invest more in Argentina to help modernise its transport system.
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4LM programme progresses as TfL tests new signalling system

Photo: TfL.The trial involved staff operating six out-of-service trains under the new signalling system between Hammersmith and Latimer Road, which will be the first section to go live.
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5G – A General Perspective

For the rail industry, how to replace the ageing GSM-R radio networks is an ever-present challenge.
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Siemens to equip ETCS to Százhalombatta-Pusztaszabolcs line in Hungary

Photo: Siemens.The planned commissioning is expected by December 2020.
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Fenix Signalling to establish base in Southeast Asia

Photo: Fenix Signalling.Fenix Group CEO Craig Purcell described the move as "one of the most exciting opportunities" in the company's history. 
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EU to fund ERTMS upgrade on LGV Sud-Est

The European Union (EU) has agreed a €117 million grant to help fund the deployment of ERTMS Level 2 on the Paris-Lyon high-speed line. The funding agreement was signed in Ljubljana, Slovenia, today (April 26) by European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc; France’s Transport Minister, Elisabeth Borne, and SNCF Réseau chairman and CEO Patrick Jeantet. The EU has already […]
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Trenes Argentinos Infraestructura awards Alstom €16m signalling contract

Ciudad Universitaria station. Photo: Sebastian Lopez Suarez.Alstom, which has worked in Argentina since 1993, said that the award is its first direct contract from Trenes Argentinos Infraestructura.
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