This free to view Signalling & Telecommunications supplement is sponsored by TÜV SÜD, KEYMILE, Alcatel-Lucent, Nomad Digital, Omnitele, WALENBERG Rail Assessment and GE:
- ETCS in operation on Spanish high-speed, commuter and three-rail lines
Ignacio Jorge Iglesias, Technical Coordination Director for High-Speed, Adif
Spain’s first high-speed railway line – Madrid–Seville – was opened in 1992. But since 2003, the country has strongly further increased its high-speed network by opening new connecting lines to the most important Spanish cities. Strong reductions in journey times have been achieved with these new high-speed routes, making high-speed rail truly competitive with air travel…
- Comparison of Control Centres and Railway Operating Centres
Chris Carson, Head of Service Delivery, East Coast Main Line Company Ltd
East Coast Main Line Company Ltd has a unique operating arrangement within the UK rail industry. In November 2009, the then franchise holder National Express handed back the East Coast franchise to the Government due to financial difficulties. Since then, East Coast has been run in the public sector by Directly Operated Railways (DOR) – a unique company created by the Government which reports directly to the Secretary of State for Transport. East Coast’s organisational structure follows a typical rail operator model, and in common with other UK train operating companies, focuses much effort on safety, performance and customer service…
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