Author: Andrei Ciufu

 

UNIFE participates in the TEN-T Days, Riga,

The biggest high-level policy event on TEN-T of the year was held in Riga, Latvia, on 22-23 June. Co-organised by the European Commission and the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU, it brought together more than 1000 participants, including EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc, Transport Ministers of the EU Member States, Members [...]
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Focus on ERTMS deployment and interoperability

ERTMS High-Level Dialog-Forum at InnoTrans 2014 The ERTMS High-Level Dialog-Forum organised by UNIFE and VDB successfully gathered 100 participants on 25 September in the framework of Innotrans 2014 at MESSE Berlin. This event was the occasion to provide a snapshot of the current status of the ERTMS implementation in Europe and worldwide.     Stability of [...]
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UNIFE/VDB High-Level Dialog Forum at InnoTrans 2014

Every two years, UNIFE and our members (European rail supply companies) play a major role in the organisation of the InnoTrans Trade fair in Berlin. In this year’s edition, In addition to setting up a large stand, UNIFE is also preparing a full programme of presentations and events. We would especially like to draw your [...]
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ANSALDO STS wins a high speed rail contract in Spain

The Spanish Ministry of Development, through ADIF Alta Velocidad, has awarded to the Joint-Venture formed by Ansaldo STS, a Finmeccanica Company, and Instalaciones Inabensa a signalling contract worth EUR 47 Million to deploy and maintain ERTMS signalling systems on the high speed line connecting La Robla and Pola de Lena. The contract comprises the design, [...]
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Thales and Siemens Rail JV wins ERTMS supply contract in Spain

A joint-venture comprising Thales and Siemens Rail has secured a €208.7m contract to supply the European railways traffic management system (ERTMS) for the Antequera-Granada high-speed line in Spain. Awarded by Spanish infrastructure firm Adif, the contract covers the installation of signalling, telecommunications and security technologies on the route connecting the southern cities of Antequera and [...]
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Network Rail signs a 5 years licence agreement for the use of the ERTMS logo

Network Rail has signed a licence agreement for 5 years to be able to use the UNIFE registered ERTMS logo in its relevant corporate documentation. This is a the first major Railway Infrastructure Management Company that has agreed to use the UNIFE ERTMS licence in its promotion and advancement of ERTMS. Network Rail is embarking [...]
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AZD Praha and CAF join Full UNISIG Membership

The UNISIG Consortium (UNISIG) is pleased to announce the acceptance, with effect from 1 January 2014, of the application for Full UNISIG Membership from AŽD Praha and CONSTRUCCIONES Y AUXILIAR DE FERROCARRILES, S.A. (CAF). This is a major milestone since the existence of UNISIG as 2 new companies have become Full Members of UNISIG. Prior [...]
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First ETCS certified in Poland

POLAND: The first certification for commercial use of ETCS equipment in Poland was granted on November 21, covering Level 1 operation on the CMK fast line from Grodzisk Mazowiecki to Zawiercie. The equipment supplied by Thales under a 17·65m złoty contract included 1200 balises, 250 wayside controllers and 20 km of cabling. The EU covered [...]
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Norwegian ERTMS pilot line goes live

NORWAY: Infrastructure manager Jernbaneverket has inaugurated its pilot project for the European Rail Traffic Management System on the Rakkestad – Sarpsborg branch of the Østfoldbanen southeast of Oslo. The line, which last saw regular passenger services a decade ago, has been fitted with ETCS Level 2 in order to test the technology ahead of a [...]
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Siemens to supply signaling and control equipment for a freight line in Mozambique for the first time

The longest freight line in East Africa is being equipped with signaling and control systems. Siemens is to equip the around 900-kilometer line with signaling and control systems. The project is part of the Nacala Corridor, which extends from the coast of Mozambique across country via Malawi into the mountains of Mozambique to Moatize. Both [...]
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ERTMS - The European Traffic Management System