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Israel Railways to equip network with GSM-R 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.
beyond-gsm-r-the-future-of-railway-radio
Work is underway to lay the framework for a new standardised railway telecommunications network to replace GSM-R beginning in 2021 or 2022. But as Kevin Smith discovers, a great deal of uncertainty persists over the...
brussels-awards-cbtc-metro-consultancy-contract
BRUSSELS Transport (Stib) has awarded a consultancy contract to a consortium of Systra, Geste and Tractebel to assist with the introduction of communications-based train control (CBTC) on metro lines 1 and 5. The six-year contract covers...
kenyan-standard-gauge-railway-to-start-trial-operation-in-march
CONSTRUCTION of the $US 3.8bn 472km Mombasa - Nairobi standard-gauge railway (SGR) is due to be completed in March by China Railway and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), which has a 10-year concession to operate the line,...
nagpur-metro-awards-cbtc-contract-to-siemens
SIEMENS has won a €40m contract to install communications-based train control (CBTC) on the initial two lines of the Nagpur metro in India.Using its Trainguard MT system, Siemens will install CBTC on the two lines...
sbb-launches-2020-strategy-to-harness-new-technology
SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) has launched a new strategy which aims to combine its existing strengths with new technology to enable it to increase capacity, offer door-to-door journeys, and develop digital stations and smart freight...
cn-to-invest-$c-25bn-this-year
CANADIAN National Railway (CN) says 64% of its $C 2.5bn ($US 1.9bn) capital investment budget in 2017 will be used to upgrade track and structures. CN’s 2017 infrastructure spending is expected to total $C 1.6bn. This...
db-regio-to-offer-passenger-wifi-via-wlan
GERMAN Rail (DB) has developed a concept to provide all passengers on DB Regio services with internet access via a wireless local area network (WLAN), as a solution to the lack of network coverage provided...
nokia-to-provide-korea-with-first-lte-r-network
NOKIA has been selected by Korea Rail Network Authority (KRNA) to supply the world’s first LTE-R mobile broadband network to support main line railway operations and employee services. The system will be deployed on the...
kazakhstan-railways-launches-wi-fi-pilot
A wireless broadband system has been installed on the Astana – Borovoye line in Kazakhstan by InfiNet Wireless to provide Wi-Fi on trains as part of Kazakhstan Railways’ (KTZ) pilot project to connect track to...
pavlodar-invites-tenders-for-tram-fleet
PAVLODAR Tram Management Company, Kazakhstan, invites bids by December 5 for the supply of 25 low-floor trams for delivery within 12 months of the contract being signed.The procurement is part of the Pavlodar Tram Project...

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