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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.
Rail industry news / 1 July 2013 /
SYSTRA with joint venture partner COWI has been appointed by Banedanmark…
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%.
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.
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.
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.