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French main line ATO prototypes ready by 2022 IRJ at the UIC Global Signalling Conference, Milan: French National Railways (SNCF) says it will be ready to carry out main line trials with Automatic Train Operation (ATO) Grade of Automation 4 (GoA4) prototypes for freight and passenger applications by the end of 2022.
ratp-to-modernise-ato-on-paris-metro-line-6
PARIS Transport Authority (RATP) has awarded a contract to Alstom to supply and install communications-based train control (CBTC) equipment to modernise the existing analogue automatic train control system on Line 6 of the Paris metro.Alstom...
enr-awards-cairo-benha-resignalling-contract
EGYPTIAN National Railways (ENR) has awarded Thales a contract to resignal the 48km Cairo - Benha section on the Cairo - Alexandria main line. The project will improve safety on one of Egypt’s busiest railways, with...
bombardier-to-maintain-melbourne-metro-tunnel-signalling
METRO Trains Melbourne (MTM) has awarded Bombardier a 10-year $A 77m ($US 60m) contract to maintain signalling infrastructure in the city’s 9km Metro Tunnel. The deal represents Bombardier’s first long-term signalling mainteance contract in Australia, and...
cybersecurity-guarding-rail-against-evolving-threats
As the railway seeks to harness the benefits of digitalisation and the Internet of Things, the links between information technology and operational technology become ever-more intertwined. However, these trends are completely redefining the railway security...
modi-blocks-indian-railways-etcs-plan
INDIAN Railways’ (IR) Rs 780bn ($US 12bn) plan to install ETCS Level 2 across its entire 67,368km network has run into a hurdle after India’s prime minister Mr Narendra Modi rejected the proposals on cost...
ratp-awards-cbtc-contract-to-ansaldo-sts
PARIS Transport Authority (RATP) has awarded a €17.6m contract to Ansaldo STS to install communications-based train control (CBTC) on the 14km Line 6 of the Paris metro. The project is part of RATP’s Metro 2030 plan...
french-main-line-ato-prototypes-ready-by-2022
IRJ at the UIC Global Signalling Conference, Milan: French National Railways (SNCF) says it will be ready to carry out main line trials with Automatic Train Operation (ATO) Grade of Automation 4 (GoA4) prototypes for...
first-commercial-use-of-ato-over-etcs-in-london
GOVIA Thameslink Railway (GTR), in cooperation with Britain’s infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) and Siemens, is claiming a world first by running the first train in passenger service on the central-London section of Thameslink using...
s-bane-cbtc-project-set-for-completion-by-2021
THE Danish resignalling programme extends to the Copenhagen S-Bane commuter rail network. Siemens is currently engaged in a €252m project to deploy CBTC across the 170km network and its 135 trains under a contract awarded...
banedanmark-looks-to-restore-momentum-to-troubled-national-ertms-programme
Denmark’s ambitious national signalling replacement programme hit the headlines in November 2017 when the Danish government announced plans to push back the completion of the ERTMS element from 2023 to 2030. Kevin Smith looks at...

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