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Systra - Articles and news items

Consortium appointed technical consultants for Swedish high-speed rail project

Rail industry news / 5 June 2015 /

Swedish Transport Agency, Trafikverket, has appointed the COWI and SYSTRA Consortium as technical consultants for the high-speed Ostlänken or Eastern Link project.

SYSTRA appointed Banedanmark to advise on country-wide electrification programme

Rail industry news / 1 July 2013 /

SYSTRA with joint venture partner COWI has been appointed by Banedanmark…

SYSTRA Group continues to flourish

Rail industry news / 27 April 2010 /

The SYSTRA Group finished 2009 with an increased turnover for the fourth consecutive year, up from 241.3 million euros in 2008 to 252.6 million euros in 2009, an increase of 4.7%.

ERTMS: offering an end-to-end solution to all transport organisations

Issue 6 2008, Past issues / 3 December 2008 /

GSM-R is the bearer for ERTMS/ETCS, the European Train Control System, gradually introducing a true intelligent traffic management system all over the railway lines in Europe. This global system is now extending to several countries worldwide as a recognised operating system.

Achieving a successful GSM-R radio plan

Issue 4 2008, Past issues / 1 August 2008 /

Railways across Europe and in other parts of the world are replacing their analogue operational radio communications networks by a digital system called GSM-R. This is an enhanced version of the hugely successful public cellular radio standard, GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) which has additional features to meet the specific requirements of Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) communications which include railway communications.

Consultancies help out on major projects

Issue 4 2006, Past issues / 28 July 2006 /

Consultancy practices have an important role in providing technical expertise for railway projects around the globe. Historically, Europe’s big state railways were self-sufficient. All the engineering skills were on hand in-house: when a new project was sanctioned by the government, the state railway would generally be able to design and execute the project itself. The experience and expertise gained in such work would enable the state railway to sell consultancy services to developing countries embarking on new railways and railway improvement projects.