Archive for category: S & T

DB opens its first digital interlocking system

A stock photo of a Erzgebirgsbahn train in Annaberg-Buchholz. Photo: Ad Meskens.The inauguration represents the starting point for the nationwide rollout of the latest generation of interlocking systems following tests by DB subsidiary Erzgebirgsbahn.
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Siemens awarded Network Rail contract to fit 745-locomotive fleet with ETCS

This is the first of a series of contracts which will see ETCS installed on the country's entire fleet of passenger and freight locomotives.
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Progress Rail takes over Italian signal provider ECM

ECM, which is headquartered in Pistoia, will join Progress Rail's signal division and continue signal production and engineering from Italy.
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Victoria Government awards €730m signalling and comms contract

The Rail Systems Alliance (RSA) has been awarded the contract to install a high-capacity rail control solution for the state of Victoria's A$11 billion Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project.
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Clearance for Bombardier’s high-capacity signalling in Sweden

The announcement means the system could be used as part of the modernisation of Sweden's 11,000km mainline rail network.
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Samsung successfully tests 5G on high-speed train in Japan

Telecommunications firms Samsung and KDDI have successfully tested 5G onboard a high-speed train in Japan.
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Trans-Australian Railway to trial new in-cab signalling technology

The Australian Government has committed $50 million to begin testing a new in-cab signalling system known as Advanced Train Management System (ATMS) on the Trans-Australian Railway.
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Luxembourg railways to scrap MEMOR for ERTMS

Luxembourg is to scrap its MEMOR II+ railway signalling and speed control system in favour of the European Traffic Management System Level 3.
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Egypt National Railways awards signalling contract to Thales

Egypt National Railways has awarded a contract to Thales to modernise signalling and telecommunications systems on a section of the Alexandria–Cairo–Aswan railway. 
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SL terminates signalling contract with Ansaldo STS

Public transport authority Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL) has cancelled its contract with Ansaldo STS to install a new CBTC signalling system on Stockholm's red line.
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PKP to spend €60m modernising 182 level crossings

Polish State Railways has revealed plans to spend around €60.7 million improving safety at 182 level crossings by replacing "worn out equipment".
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