Archive for category: S & T

Signalling contract awarded for Forrestfield Airport Link

Ansaldo STS has won a AUD $44 million contract to supply the signalling and telecomms equipment for Perth’s Forrestfield Airport Link. The 8.5-kilometre Forrestfield Airport Link will connect the airport with Perth’s commuter rail network from a spur off the Midland Line at Bayswater Junction. The project includes 8km of twin-bore rail tunnels and three new […]
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CBTC installation contract awarded for Queens Boulevard Line

L.K. Comstock & Company, a subsidiary of RailWorks Corporation, is to install the new CBTC signalling system for New York’s Queens Boulevard Line. L.K. Comstock will both install the new system and upgrade the existing system on the line, which connects Queens and Manhattan, as part of the $223.3 million contract. The hardware itself is being supplied by […]
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European Commission sets new ERTMS deployment targets

The European Commission has revised its deployment timeline for ERTMS after describing targets set in 2009 as “unrealistic”. Around half of Europe’s core rail network will be equipped with the standardised in-cab signalling system by 2023, according to the latest European Rail Traffic Management System European Deployment Plan (ERTMS EDP). The remaining sections of the […]
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Embedding safety into 4LM

Managing risk on a project isn’t just about being the safety police, says Sarah; it is much more important to support and encourage safe practice. On something like the Four Lines Modernisation (4LM) project, probably one of the largest and most complex resignalling programmes in the world, that philosophy is being put to the test. […]

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Bombardier’s Chinese signalling joint venture awarded first contract

The Bombardier and New United Group (NUG) Signaling Solutions joint venture (BNS) in China has won its first contract, delivering an advanced rail control system for Changzhou Metro. The 50/50 BNS joint venture will install Bombardier’s Cityflo train control system on Line 1 of Changzhou Metro, which is due to open in 2019. The Cityflo system is […]
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Control & Communications in the Gotthard Base Tunnel

Crossing the Alps in Central Europe has been a challenge for centuries and no more so than for the early railway pioneers. In 1882, after a 10 year construction, the first rail tunnel through the Saint Gotthard Massif opened, being 15km long and connecting Gőschenen with Airolo in Switzerland. It provided a route from Zurich […]
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Control & Communications in the Gotthard Base Tunnel

Crossing the Alps in Central Europe has been a challenge for centuries and no more so than for the early railway pioneers. In 1882, after a 10 year construction, the first rail tunnel through the Saint Gotthard Massif opened, being 15km long and connecting Gőschenen with Airolo in Switzerland. It provided a route from Zurich […]
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Final S Stock train delivered to London Underground

The last train of the new S Stock fleet has been delivered from Bombardier’s site in Derby to London Underground’s Ruislip depot. The new fleet is one of the components of a major upgrade of the sub-surface lines, known as the Four Lines Modernisation (4LM) project. As well as the S Stock fleet – the first Underground’s […]
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Digital signalling testing for new GWR train

One of the new Intercity Express Programme (IEP) trains has started testing its digital signalling system on Network Rail’s infrastructure. Train 800 002, a five-car bi-modal (diesel and electric) IEP train destined for the Great Western Railway, has arrived at Network Rail’s ERTMS National Integration Facility (ENIF) at Hitchin. Hitachi’s ETCS Baseline 2 digital signalling […]
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Digital learning curve

Skills forecasting is a tricky business. With advanced programmes like Digital Railway, it is not easy to know exactly how technology will evolve in the next five to 10 years and what kind of skills will be required. ‘When I first took over, we were doing it to bolster our workforce and now we’re seeing […]
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First 4G rail comms network to be deployed in South Korea

South Korea’s rail infrastructure manager, Korea Rail Network Authority (KRNA), has appointed Nokia to establish an LTE-R communications network on its new high-speed railway between Wonju and Gangneung. Nokia, which has been at the forefront of developing LTE-R technology for the rail industry, has described the network as the first of its kind anywhere in the world. […]
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