Topic: 5G

Rail Baltica joins 5GRAIL project

Rail Baltica, a greenfield rail transport infrastructure project, will take a role in the 5GRAIL Advisory Panel. 5GRAIL will be testing and validating the Future Railways Mobile Communications System (FRMCS) for trackside infrastructure and on-board...Read more
|Comment|author: Sarah Chebaro

Substantial challenges for 5G deployment on rails

5G is vital to foster further development and digital transformation of the rail sector. European rail manufacturers appreciate this communication technology in implementing new signalling solutions and Automatic Train Operation (ATO). However, railway undertakings and...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
SBB train simulator, source: SBB

New online courses from RailTech Academy

The RailTech Academy is coming back with new online courses after the holiday break. Five lectures are scheduled for late August and the first half of September. This time the courses will be carried out...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Why should European railways migrate to FRMCS?

By 2025, European railways will migrate to the new standard of communication known by the acronym FRMCS. Speaking at the online RailTech Infra Forum 2020, UIC Head of Telecoms & Signalling Jean-Michel Evanghelou has clarified...Read more
|1 comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

5G network at Newcastle Central from 2021

By summer 2021, the passengers travelling via Newcastle Central Station will have a fast and reliable internet connection. British train operator London North Eastern Railway (LNER) will deploy the 5G network at its hub in...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

GSM-R: key features of railway communication

The RailTech Academy continues the online sessions. Its third course was devoted to the GSM-R. Eildert van Dijken, a Principal Consultant at Strict, has delivered an insightful presentation of this issue explaining its features, functionalities...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
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UK waves goodbye to Virgin Trains

United Kingdom has waved goodbye to Virgin Trains. The railway operator has been operating on the West Coast Main Line for over 22 years. It was the UK’s last railway enterprise owned by business magnate...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Swiss train control centre, source: SBB

‘ERTMS will constitute backbone of ATO’

“Rail has been the main land transport mode in the world for more than 100 years. This is not the case anymore,” considers Matthias Ruete, ERTMS coordinator of the European Commission. In order to turn...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko