Signalling and Telecoms

PKP awards €539m GSM-R contract to Nokia-led consortium

The latest contract, of which the overall value is around €539 million, represents Nokia's largest GSM-R award to date and a significant stride forward as it seeks to "expand beyond its traditional communication service provider customer base".

World-first as service train runs under ATO

On March 17, southbound eight-car Thameslink train 700019, destination Three Bridges, brought itself to a halt automatically at London St Pancras International at 13.53, having transitioned into ETCS Level 2 Full Supervision and then ATO on its approach from Kentish Town.

Bane NOR signs major train control systems contracts

Bane NOR has penned three major signalling and telecoms contracts with Siemens, Alstom and Thales in Norway.
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CRRC to invest $50m in New York subway train concept

CRRC has presented New York's public transport operator MTA with its vision for the subway train of the future.

An international metro review

Today, most large cities have a metro system, but the types and variety of systems in terms of sophistication, capacity, safety provision and engineering are almost bewildering.

Nokia: What has it got to do with rail?

To many people, Nokia is only associated with that old mobile phone that’s in a drawer somewhere, probably with a flat battery. However, Nokia today is one of the world’s leading telecommunication network and system providers, both in fixed, radio and software-defined networks to both service providers and enterprises. Nokia are probably the only true […]

Signalling contract awarded for Kuala Lumpur LRT3 line

A joint venture between Siemens and Rasma Corporation are to provide the signalling and train control system for a new driverless light rail line in Kuala Lumpur.

Siemens awarded Network Rail contract to fit 745-locomotive fleet with ETCS

This is the first of a series of contracts which will see ETCS installed on the country's entire fleet of passenger and freight locomotives.

Progress Rail takes over Italian signal provider ECM

ECM, which is headquartered in Pistoia, will join Progress Rail's signal division and continue signal production and engineering from Italy.

Victoria Government awards €730m signalling and comms contract

The Rail Systems Alliance (RSA) has been awarded the contract to install a high-capacity rail control solution for the state of Victoria's A$11 billion Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project.
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First train for Shanghai Metro line 14 completed

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The role of apprenticeships in filling the skills gap

Rail Forum Midlands talks about the skills gap and what its doing to bridge it

New train protection system for Irish Rail

Above - CPC commercial manager John Mogridge and Egis systems integration lead François Pignard looking at the in-cab display for the...