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Siemens signaling technology links Europe and Asia

The Turkish State Railways opened the roughly 13-kilometer-long Marmaray tunnel in Istanbul for revenue service on October 29, 2013. Siemens supplied the entire signaling and control technology. The tunnel is the centerpiece of one of the biggest transport infrastructure projects in the world. Running under the Bosporus, it now links the rapid transit lines on [...]
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Bombardier now delivering the first two ERTMS lines in South America

BOMBARDIER INTERFLO 250 solution for Santiago, designed for a minimum four minute interval between trains, set to increase capacity and safety This technology is also contributing to improving passenger services in Rio de Janeiro Bombardier now delivering the first two ERTMS lines in South America Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation will deliver its globally proven [...]
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Ansaldo STS has been assigned a contract to implement the ERTMS signalling technologies on the new line connecting Oued Tlelat and Tlemcen in Algeria

The consortium consisting on Condotte d’Acqua & Rizzani de Eccher (Italian civil works companies) has awarded to Ansaldo STS (STS.MI) the design, supply, installation and commissioning of the ERTMS signalling systems and related equipment for the 130km new line connecting the cities of Oued Tlelat and Tlemcen in North West of Algeria. The global amount [...]
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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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ERTMS - The European Traffic Management System