Topic: 5G

Why should European railways migrate to FRMCS?

By 2025, European railways will migrate to the new standard of communication known by the acronym FMRCS. 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
Virgin Trains

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
First TransPennine Express at Lancaster railway station

Network Rail to start trials with 5G

Network Rail and the British government will soon start trials with a 5G network for passengers on the TransPennine Express connection between Leeds and Manchester. The aim is to improve the Wi-Fi connection in trains...Read more
|1 comment|author: Marieke van Gompel

RailTech Europe 2017 – Day Three review

The third and final day of RailTech Europe 2017 was based on Predictive Maintenance of Rail Infrastructure, and its increasing importance in delivering efficient working practices, cost savings and enhanced safety. Launching proceedings was Marc Antoni,...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy