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GSM-R in France

Issue 1 2010, Past issues / 28 January 2010 /

Many railway operators have decided to implement ground-to-train radios on their networks in the fourth quarter of the 20th century, which was, for most of them, variants of a UIC specific analogue technology. In order to anticipate the upcoming obsolescence of this existing radio and having in mind the objective to improve interoperability of railway operations all over Europe, the UIC took action in the early 1990s in order to determine which new technology could be specified and promoted.

Significant developments of GSM-R in France

Issue 6 2007, Past issues / 26 November 2007 /

Many railway operators decided to implement ground-to-train radios on their networks during the fourth quarter of the 20th century, which, for most of them, was to use variants of UIC specific analogue technology. In order to anticipate the upcoming obsolescence of this existing radio and having in mind the objective to improve interoperability of railway operations all over Europe, the UIC took action in the early 1990s to determine which new technology could be specified and promoted. The MORANE initiative was defined for that purpose, and the result of its technical evaluation was to select an evolution of GSM specifications, named GSM-R, with the ‘R’ standing for ‘Railway’.

 

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