Topic: GSM-R

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

UIC issues two FRMCS specifications

The International Union of Railways (UIC) has released two important specifications related to the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS), the successor of GSM-R. They are about the requirements for the on-board equipment and its...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

Signalling and ERTMS: what is inside?

The second course of the RailTech Academy was dedicated to a very important topic for the rail industry such as signalling and ERTMS. Jean Rousseau, the railway engineer at IKOS Consulting, has provided detailed explanations...Read more
|1 comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Railway tracks near Braşov

Alstom deploys ERTMS on major railway in Romania

Asocierea RailWorks, the consortium of Alstom and three Romanian companies, will rehabilitate two sections of Line 300 with a total length of 170 kilometres. This railway is vital for Romania, it connects Bucharest to several...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
PKP Intercity Pendolino train, source: PKP Intercity

Polish high-speed trains will run faster

Since 2023 Polish high-speed trains will be able to accelerate up to 250 kilometres per hour instead of the current speed of 200 kilometres per hour. The faster train traffic will be implemented on the...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
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
Work on rail tracks, Utrecht Central Station, NS train

Dutch Railway Investments 2015 and beyond

The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment is to invest 2.4 billion euros in the Dutch railway infrastructure in 2015. 1.2 billion will go to infrastructure management, maintenance and rail replacements. Approximately one billion euros will be...Read more
|Comment|author: Marieke van Gompel