Archive for category: S & T

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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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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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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Apprentices going Underground with 4LM

Being scouted by a professional team is the goal for any aspiring footballer, but it’s also where the hard work really begins. ‘You’re classed as an apprentice, so you study while playing football for the first two years,’ explained Mitchell Nelson, who was signed by Colchester in 2009 before going on to spend two years […]
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Safety, sustainability and security polymer cable troughing

In the age of digital rail, with IP and radio-based communication and control systems, cable troughing can (on first glance) appear an uninteresting and low-tech subject. However, cable containment and protection is still an important part of the communication and control network. Over the last 10 years or so, the introduction of polymer-based cable troughing has contributed […]
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Safety, sustainability and security polymer cable troughing

In the age of digital rail, with IP and radio-based communication and control systems, cable troughing can (on first glance) appear an uninteresting and low-tech subject. However, cable containment and protection is still an important part of the communication and control network. Over the last 10 years or so, the introduction of polymer-based cable troughing has contributed […]
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Control and communications asset management

Engineering asset management is a collection of techniques, procedures, processes and skills that combine the technical issues of asset reliability, safety and performance with financial and managerial skills. The emphasis is on achieving sustainable business outcomes and competitive advantage by applying holistic, systematic and risk-based processes to decisions concerning an organisation’s physical assets. Or, in […]
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Bristol area signalling renewals

In service for nearly forty decades, the iconic InterCity 125 High Speed Trains (HST) are soon to step back from front line service as the new electric twenty-first-century state of the art Hitachi Class 800/801 Intercity Express Programme (IEP) trains take over on the Western Route main lines. Network Rail’s ‘The Greater West’ programme is […]
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Denmark’s ERTMS/CBTC programme delayed

Banedanmark has issued a statement confirming that its implementation of ERTMS and CBTC signalling will be delayed because it ‘has proved more complex than expected’. Denmark’s rail infrastructure manager had envisaged a full rollout of ERTMS by the end of 2021 and CBTC by 2018. The ERTMS programme is now expected to go back by […]
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Alstom test train delivered to Romania

A new Alstom Coradia Polyvalent regional train has reached Romania as part of the Sighișoara-Simeria signalling rehabilitation project. The contract to carry out extensive modernisation and signalling works on the 170km stretch of railway between Sighișoara and Simeria via Coșlariu was awarded by CFR Infrastructura to Alstom, Alcatel-Lucent (now Nokia) and Pas 97 Impex in 2014. […]
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Why I became a signalling apprentice

Pulling cable through the interconnected tunnels of London Overground’s East London Line while most people are asleep is a world apart from the predictable hours of most office jobs. As one of Carillion’s signalling and telecoms apprentices, Ben Dawson, puts it, ‘There’s a bit of graft involved.’ The East London Line reopened in 2010 following […]
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