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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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NETWORK Rail announced on August 11 that it has awarded a contract to Siemens Rail Automation for the design, construction, testing and commissioning of the Port Talbot West Phase 1 resignalling project on the Cardiff...
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BRITISH infrastructure manager Network Rail’s Thameslink Programme achieved a milestone on July 30 following the successful operation of a class 700 train through central London using European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2. The system will...
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BRUSSELS Transport Company (Stib) has awarded two contracts to supply rolling stock and train control systems for the automation of metro lines 1 and 5. Stib has signed a 12-year framework contract worth €353m with CAF...
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THE first class 345 Aventra commuter EMU for London’s east-west Crossrail link was unveiled to the press by Bombardier and Transport for London (TfL) at Bombardier’s Derby plant on July 29.TfL and Britain’s Department for...
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DUTCH infrastructure manager Prorail has awarded Strukton Systems a contract to install the Dutch ATB-Vv train protection system on around 400 signals on the Rotterdam - Venlo and Alkmaar - Maastricht lines.ATB-Vv triggers an automatic...
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ISRAEL Railways has invited bids by November 11 for a five-year contract, extendable up to 10 years, to design, install and maintain a GSM-R telecommunications system on its 800km network. The GSM-R architecture will comprise mobile...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...