Kapsch obtains the second major order this year for train radio in Poland
15 November 2013 • Author: Kapsch
Kapsch CarrierCom has won another order from the Polish railway company PKP S.A. (Polskie Koleje Panstowe). Kapsch will handle the design, delivery and installation of the GSM-R train radio system on the stretch of line E20 from Kunowice to Terespol. The 26-month project will be implemented in cooperation with the local partner Torpol S.A. The total order volume for the consortium Kapsch/Torpol amounts to EUR 41.5 million.Following the award for the expansion of the GSM-R train radio on the E30 route in spring of 2013, this is already the second major order Kapsch has received from the Polish railway company within a year. “Poland has one of the largest railway networks in Europe. It is a great success for us that our competence and experience in digital train radio led to success in this tender,” explains Horst Kaufmann, Managing Director Kapsch CarrierCom S.p.s.o.o. in Poland and Sales Manager for the CEE region at Kapsch. “With Torpol, we have a strong local partner with expertise that ideally complements our own.”
Digital train radio technology and technical support
In this project, the GSM-R core network will be expanded on the line E20 connection between Kunowice and Terespol. The radio access network between Kunowice and Lowicz will also be installed. For this, Kapsch will install 114 base transceiver stations (BTS) at 57 locations. In addition, base station controllers (BSC), transcoder units (TCU) and packet control unit support nodes (PCUSN) will be supplied and integrated. Kapsch will be responsible for the design and implementation of the GSM-R project. Torpol will provide infrastructure and a fiber-optic network. After completion of the 26-month project, Kapsch will provide the expanded 5-year guarantee requested by PKP S.A. while also handling the technical support.