Indra was awarded the contract through an international public tender, submitting the best technical and economic bid. The contract includes two years’ system maintenance following the completion of the project, which is scheduled for 2025.

The system will include centralised traffic control (CTC), regulation, and planning systems and will be based on the Rail TMS (traffic management system), part of Indra’s Mova Traffic range.

The flexible, modular system will be deployed in phases, alongside a signalling modernisation programme. Indra says the control system will enable automation, improve capacity, reduce operating costs, and enhance safety. The system should also improve punctuality and passenger information services, and allow fast and efficient incident management.

“We have set in motion a very ambitious investment plan until 2030 that will take our railway infrastructure to a new quality and safety level, so we are very happy to start the modernisation projects,” says ER CEO, Mr Erik Laidvee.

“For ER, the stages of implementing the new traffic management automation software are closely related to the schedule of the Control Command and Signalling System (CCS) project. Its aim is to automate and digitise the processes related to traffic management: the development of traffic schedules, the management of traffic by train dispatchers and the collection of traffic statistics for analysis.”