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Traffic Management Systems - Articles and news items

Swedish transport authority to install €66 million traffic management system

Rail industry news / 1 October 2015 /

Trafikverket, the Swedish transport administration has awarded Alstom a contract to install a €66 million traffic management system covering the entire rail network.

Thales UK selects ERA Technology as the ISA for the ARAMIS Traffic Management System

Rail industry news / 14 August 2014 /

ERA Technology is very pleased to have been selected by Thales UK to act as its Independent Safety Assessor and Common Safety Methods Assessment Body for Thales’ provision of the ARAMIS Traffic Management System…

‘Swedish National Team of Rail Competence’

Issue 5 2012 / 20 September 2012 /

SWERIG, the Swedish Rail Industry Group, is often referred to as the ‘Swedish National Team of Rail Competence’. Acting on a fairly limited home market which is extremely open to competition, the Swedish rail industry has, over the years, searched for new business opportunities on the international rail market.

For many years, Sweden has had a reputation for benefitting from advanced railway technology. Swedish companies are today well established and recognised internationally. So how has a small country like Sweden achieved that position?

Swedish companies like Ericsson and ASEA (now ABB), both forming part of what is today Bombardier Transportation in Sweden, together with SKF, were early players on the international market with innovative products for the railway sector. ASEA with their electric locomotives, Ericsson with signalling and SKF with bearings paved the way for the formation of clusters of other high-tech companies in the railway industry.