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Concerns raised over Swedish GSM-R 4G plan SWEDISH infrastructure manager Trafikverket announced on March 20 that all locomotives, multiple units and driving trailers operating on the country's railway network must be fitted with GSM-R filters by July 1 to prevent interference from 4G public mobile networks.
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THE first dynamic tests on Amsterdam's 9.8km North-South Line were made on April 21 using an M4 train from the Ring Line propelled by a shunting tractor. The tests took place at the northern end...
frauscher-to-supply-axle-counters-for-delhi-cbtc-project
NIPPON Signal, Japan, which is installing communications-based train control (CBTC) on the new Line 8 in Delhi, has awarded a contract to Frauscher India to supply ACS2000 axle counters as a fall-back track vacancy detection...
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THE European Union's TEN-T programme will provide more than €15m to support the deployment of the European Train Control System (ETCS) on rolling stock in three member states: Belgium, Denmark and Luxembourg. All the projects...
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ALGERIAN National Railways (SNTF) has signed a joint venture agreement with Kapsch CarrierCom to form a joint-venture company with the aim of improving railway telecommunications knowledge in Algeria. Through Rail-Telecom, in which SNTF holds a 51%...
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SIEMENS's convergence creators division has opened a new test and integration centre for railway telecommunications in Zagreb, Croatia. Siemens says the laboratory will provide operators and equipment suppliers with the opportunity to trial their systems for mainline...
concerns-raised-over-swedish-gsm-r-4g-compliance
SWEDISH infrastructure manager Trafikverket announced on March 20 that all locomotives, multiple units and driving trailers operating on the country's railway network must be fitted with GSM-R filters by July 1 to prevent interference from...
adif-av-awards-etcs-level-1-contract
SPAIN's high-speed network infrastructure manager, Adif AV, has awarded a €29.6m contract to a consortium of Thales and Bombardier to install ETCS Level 1 on the 210km Valencia - Vandellós section of the Valencia -...
NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has awarded Dutch telecommunications provider KPN a contract to supply, install and maintain 1400 GSM-R cab radios for its fleet of locomotives, multiple units and driving trailers. During the competitive tender, NS drivers...
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QATAR Railways sent a conditional letter of acceptance on February 20 to its preferred bidder for a turnkey contract to supply electrical and mechanical systems including rolling stock for the first phase of the Doha...
adif-awards-ertms-high-speed-contract
SPAIN's infrastructure manager Adif has awarded a €155m contract to a consortium led by CAF Signalling to equip the new Monforte de Cid – Murcia high-speed line with ERTMS Level 2. The consortium, which includes...