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Signalling & Telecommunications - Articles and news items

European Commission adopts ERTMS European Deployment Plan

Rail industry news / 6 January 2017 /

The European Commission has adopted an implementing regulation on the new European Rail Traffic Management System European Deployment Plan (ERTMS EDP).

Bombardier locomotives receive approval for operation in the Gotthard Base Tunnel

Rail industry news / 29 November 2016 /

Bombardier Transportation has announced that its TRAXX locomotives have been approved for operation on Switzerland’s ETCS routes, including Gotthard Base Tunnel.

Hitachi tests ETCS signalling on intercity trains bound for Great Western route

Rail industry news / 17 November 2016 /

Hitachi is carrying out European Train Control System (ETCS) digital signalling tests on its intercity trains destined for passenger service on the Great Western route from 2017.

ETCS level 2 baseline 3 application successfully tested in Denmark

Rail industry news / 27 September 2016 /

Alstom and Danish infrastructure owner Banedanmark have achieved a world first by successfully testing an ETCS (European Train Control System) level 2 baseline 3 application.

Partnership delivers UK’s first 125mph switches and crossings handback

Rail industry news / 23 September 2016 /

A partnership formed of rail infrastructure consultants AmeySersa and Network Rail delivered the UK’s first 125mph switches and crossings handback on the East Coast Main Line.

What are the implications of satellite-guided digital rail networks?

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 15 September 2016 /

Nigel Davies, Head of QinetiQ’s Secured Navigation group, explores the potential risks and benefits of the increasing use of satellite signals in rail networks.

Digital railway boost with approval of Hitachi’s ETCS on UK passenger services

Rail industry news / 14 September 2016 /

Hitachi Rail Europe has been given approval from the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) to use its European Train Control System (ETCS) on passenger services in the UK.

Network Rail awards Port Talbot West Phase 1 resignalling contract

Rail industry news / 12 August 2016 /

Network Rail has awarded Siemens Rail Automation the Port Talbot West Phase 1 resignalling contract which will see the last section of the Great Western Mainline converted for electrification.

Railway cyber security

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 2 August 2016 /

For my next blog on European Railway Review I have chosen a very topical subject to share with you, security but perhaps not in the vein you might expect…

Signalling & Telecommunications Supplement 2016

Issue 4 2016, Supplements, Z Homepage promo / 25 July 2016 /

In our latest free-to-view Signalling & Telecommunications Supplement, Luc Lallemand shares Infrabel’s recent ETCS milestones, SŽ’s José Urbanc explores Slovenia’s signalling developments, and Frans Heijnen provides an overview of the EULYNX project…

Video: Norfolk Southern Rail Case Study – Boost Safety & Efficiency with IP Networking

Videos, Z Homepage promo / 4 July 2016 /

Video case study of Norfolk Southern Rail, discussing their efforts to boost safety & efficiency with IP Networking.

Australia receives its first ETCS Level 2 signalling system in Sydney

Rail industry news / 29 June 2016 /

Alstom has delivered and fitted Australia’s first European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2 signalling system covering suburbs in the south of Sydney.


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