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Rail sector welcomes Commission’s vision for the future of transport and calls for effective implementation

Please find below the press release issued by UNIFE, the Association of the European Rail Industry, in cooperation with the European Rail Infrastructure Managers (EIM) and the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), following the publication of the Transport White Paper. The White Paper will shape the future of EU transport and rail policies, [...]
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For the first time Siemens is to automate mainline routes in Tunisia

Siemens is to equip Lines D and E of the mass rapid transit system in Metropolitan Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, with train control and operations control systems. As member of a consortium with the French company Colas Rail and the local Somatra construction company, Siemens has received the relevant order from the state project [...]
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Siemens supplying multicompatible vehicle board units for the Swiss rail network

Siemens is equipping 230 traction units belonging to the Schweizerische Bundesbahn (SBB – Swiss Federal railways) with Trainguard-200 On-Board-Units. These mobile on-board computers are compatible both with the European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 1 and 2 and the national train protection system ZUB 121. “The on-board unit calculates and monitors the maximum permissible speed [...]
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Consortium headed by Siemens to automate Crossrail tunnel in London

New train route scheduled to carry 200 million passengers per year across London, by 2018 Siemens will supply the signaling and control equipment for the 21 kilometer long Crossrail tunnel in London, linking up the local transport system to the suburban regional services of Network Rail. For the first time in the world, a solution [...]
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ERTMS@Innotrans 2012

ERTMS will be widely present during Innotrans on the UNIFE stand (Hall 4.2, stand 103). Alongside a dedicated work station, we will distribute printed version of the ERTMS factsheets and be available for conversations throughout the fair. Several presentations are also foreseen during the event. In particular, an interview will be organised with the ERTMS [...]
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ERTMS Global dimensions, global challenges

From a technology built to ensure interoperability on European railways, ERTMS has now moved to a global signaling standard. The recently published UNIFE ERTMS statistics offer an interesting perspective with respect to both the impressive of level of investments worldwide and on the suitability of ERTMS for various rail operations.     Download the PDF [...]
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More fluency in the transport of freight

Today, cross-border operations account for a major share of rail freight operators’ activities. Specialists from the most important companies in the railway industry believe that investing in ERTMS today is a rational choice for freight operators that takes into account the evolution of the European rail network. Although rail transport offers very significant advantages in [...]
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ERTMS Worldwide expansion continues, UNIFE statistics say

Stockholm, 25 April 2012  – ERTMS continues to be embraced by an ever-increasing number of nations throughout the world and clearly appears as the worldwide signalling standard, according to the statistics released today by UNIFE, the association of the European Rail Industry. Download PDF version of this News Release “Our 2012 statistics confirm the trend [...]
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New ERTMS Factsheets available

Four additional factsheets have been made available on the ERTMS website: FctS #15 – International freight corridors equipped with ERTMS; FctS #16 – ERTMS in control centres; FctS #17 – ERTMS deployment in Turkey; FctS #18 – ERTMS deployment in Sweden; The ERTMS factsheets can be accessed using the following link  
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UNIFE welcomes rail sector commitment to ERTMS

Copenhagen,  16 April 2012  – UNIFE, the European Rail Industry, welcomed today the signature of a new Memorandum of Understanding on ERTMS involving the European Commission, the European Railway Agency and the railway associations (CER, UIC, UNIFE, EIM, GSM-R Industry Group and ERFA) during a Danish  Presidency event in Copenhagen, which has been jointly chaired [...]
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ERTMS - The European Traffic Management System