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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.
bangkok-red-line-to-have-etcs-level-1
NIPPON Signal, Japan, has awarded Thales a sub-contract to install ETCS Level 1 on rolling stock and the two sections of the Red Line commuter rail line in Bangkok which will be operated by State...
driverless-metros-top-1000km-says-uitp
ACCORDING to the International Association of Public Transport’s (UITP) Observatory of Automated Metros the total length of fully-automated driverless metro lines globally has topped 1000km for the first time. The milestone was reached at the...
infrabel-calls-for-supplier-action-after-axle-counter-problems
INFRABEL issued a statement on May 8 urging Siemens to act swiftly to resolve a spate of axle-counter malfunctions, which according to the Belgian infrastructure manager caused 9000 minutes of delays in the first quarter...
network-rail-adopts-new-ertms-procurement-process
IRJ at Infrarail 2018 London: British infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) says it is planning to adopt a new approach to the procurement of ERTMS, with a focus on the whole life of the assets. “We...
tenders-launched-for-czech-onboard-etcs-programme
CZECH Railways (ČD) has invited bids for contracts to equip 468 vehicles of 24 different types with ETCS. The Koruna 4.74bn ($US 220m) programme is divided into six contracts - three for individual vehicle types and...
will-digitalisation-spur-etcs-deployment-in-europe?
THE International Union of Railways’ (UIC) held its first global signalling conference in Milan on March 26-28 in cooperation with Italian State Railways (FS), as the successor to its series of conferences on ERTMS. While...
eu-funds-paris-lyon-ertms-rollout
A financing agreement committing €116.9m in EU funding towards the deployment of ERTMS on the Paris - Lyon high-speed line was presented to French transport minister, Ms Elisabeth Borne, by European Transport Commissioner, Ms Violeta...
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...