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Passenger uses SBB Mobile application, source: SBB

SBB application forecasts train occupancy

Swiss national rail operator SBB has launched a new option for its passengers. The company’s application ‘SBB Mobile’ can forecast the occupancy of carriages. It allows travellers to choose a better place for accommodation during...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
SBB free Wi-Fi, source: SBB

SBB tests faster Wi-Fi on long-distance trains

Swiss rail operator SBB started to test a solution for passengers named as ‘SBB Free Surf’. It provides free and faster Wi-Fi connections on the company’s long-distance trains. The new service will be tested for...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
SBB train simulator, source: SBB

Netherlands approves ERTMS deployment by 2050

The Dutch Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management to deploy the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS). It will replace the 60-year-old automatic train control solutions. ERTMS will...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Rudensk railway station, source: Wikipedia

More Belarusian train stations covered with Wi-Fi

Belarusian Railway continues to equip the country’s train stations with free Wi-Fi. The wireless internet became accessible for passengers at 33 stations and stops. Most of them are located in Minsk and Gomel regions. To connect...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
GSMR-communications, source: Network Rail

Network Rail upgrades GSM-R cab radios

British infrastructure manager Network Rail will retrofit the GSM-R cab radios of the entire rolling stock fleet in the United Kingdom. The upgrading will start in October when Siemens Mobility will supply 11,000 cab communication...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Thales drones, source: Thales

Thales develops drones for autonomous trains

French technology group Thales is developing a concept of special drones for Automatic Train Operation (ATO). The air vehicles will be equipped with advanced optronics, infra-red sensors and other integrating leading technologies. The drones will...Read more
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Digital transformation of railways, source: SBB

UNIFE calls for European platform on rail digitalisation

The Association of the European Rail Industry (UNIFE) considers digitalisation inevitable for the rail sector development. To support and facilitate the process, the European Commission should establish a coordinated approach towards digital technologies, prepare a...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Stadler Flirt train of Minsk City Lines, source: Belarusian Railway

Belarusian city trains equipped with Wi-Fi

Belarusian Railway has equipped six four-car Flirt trains serving the Minsk City Lines with wireless internet. The works were carried out in February and March. The Wi-Fi service is accessible to passengers in Minsk and...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko