Archive for category: S & T

Supplier sought for East Coast main line ETCS development and deployment

Photo: Network Rail.Network Rail is looking for a supplier to help deliver the first major inter-city digital railway on the East Coast main line.
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Upgrading the continental connection

A landmark ERTMS announcement has recently emerged concerning the London to Paris and Brussels high-speed routes through the Channel Tunnel.
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ERTMS rollout between London-Paris-Brussels agreed

Photo: SNCF Reseau.Representatives from Channel Tunnel operator Getlink, HS1, SNCF-Réseau and Infrabel have committed to join forces to coordinate ERTMS deployment.
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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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