Author: Andrei Ciufu


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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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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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, […]

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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ERTMS - The European Traffic Management System