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Funding approved for Norwegian ERTMS programme THE Norwegian government has approved the financial plan for infrastructure manager Jernbaneverket's national ERTMS rollout as part of its 2016 budget, which was announced on May 11.
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A consortium of Alstom and its Chinese joint venture partner, Casco Signalling, has been awarded a contract by Qinghai – Tibet Railway Company to supply and improve the Incremental Train Control System (ITCS) signalling on...
signalling-cyber-security-the-need-for-a-mission-centric-approach
While the implementation of computer-based control systems, particularly railway signalling and interlocking tools, is helping to increase capacity, speed, and optimise train operation, maintaining the cyber security of such devices is of paramount importance. Valentin...
ertms-in-norway-escaping-the-“burning-platform”
With ageing signalling infrastructure posing an increasing threat to operating performance, Norway has adopted a plan to roll out ERTMS across its entire national network by 2030. Sverre Kjenne, director of signalling and telecommunications for...
december-launch-for-etcs-level-1-on-cross-border-link
ITALY's infrastructure manager, Italian Rail Network (RFI) says ETCS Level 1 will become operational on the line from Domodossola to Isele on the Swiss border in December. The line is part of the Rhine-Alps TEN-T...
australia’s-first-etcs-level-2-installation-completed
ALSTOM has successfully installed and tested Australia’s first ETCS Level 2 deployment as part of a pilot covering the trackside and on-board equipment of four test trains in an area of 11km in the south...
tendering-starts-for-montreal-rail-project
CDPQ Infra, Canada, published two requests for qualification on June 28 for its $C 5.5bn ($US 4.26bn) Metropolitan Electric Network (REM) project in Montreal to qualify candidates to bid for two contracts to build and...
germany-agrees-digital-railway-strategy
GERMANY's federal transport minister Mr Alexander Dobrindt, the CEO of German Rail (DB), Mr Rüdiger Grube, and the president of the German Railway Industry Association (VDI), Mr Volker Schenk, agreed a national digital railway strategy...
etcs-for-brisbane-suburban-network
THE Australian state of Queensland has indicated in its 2016-17 budget, which was published on June 14, that it will invest A$ 634m ($US 478m) over the next eight years to fund the introduction of...
era-becomes-euar-as-fourth-railway-package-technical-pillar-comes-into-force
THE European Railway Agency (ERA) was rebranded the European Union Agency for Railways on June 16 as the technical provisions of the Fourth Railway Package came into force. The new name is intended to reflect the...
alstom-unveils-riyadh-metro-train-mock-up
A full-size mock-up of a Metropolis train for lines 4, 5 and 6 of the Riyadh metro was presented in the Saudi capital by Alstom on June 8 to the governor of Riyadh, Prince Faisal...