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  • Freight train in Romania.

    Sighișoara – Brașov route modernisation contract awarded


    ROMANIA: National railway CFR SA has awarded the Asocierea RailWorks consortium of Alstom and civil and railway works partners Aktor, Arcada and Euroconstruct the Lot 2 Caţa – Apaţa contract to modernise a 28 km section of the 128 km Sighișoara – Brașov route. Consortium leader ...

  • Lineas has decided to equip its diesel locomotives with a new generation of software-based ETCS onboard equipment being developed by The Signalling Company.

    Bringing ‘Silicon Valley best practice’ to ETCS development


    BELGIUM: The Signalling Company has started continuous round-the-clock testing of its ETCS Onboard software, using ‘a well-known Silicon Valley best practice’ from the software industry known as continuous integration. TSC is a joint venture of ERTMS Solutions and freight operator Lineas, and it is developing ETCS ...

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    Spanish partners to research better ERTMS location data


    Enhancing satellite coverage of secondary railways is a key focus of ongoing research under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme. It is hoped that satellite location could reduce some of the cots of adopting ERTMS. SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF and domestic partners Ineco and Cedex will start ...

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    AC conversion planned in Cascais line upgrade


    PORTUGAL: An allocation of €50m from the Cohesion Fund to support modernisation of the 25 km suburban railway between Lisboa and the coastal town of Cascais was approved by the European Commission in early July. This forms part of infrastructure manager Infraestruturas de Portugal’s Ferrovia 2020 ...

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    East Coast Main Line digital railway funding approved


    UK: Network Rail has been authorised to spend £350m on preparatory works for the installation of ETCS Level 2 on the southern section of the East Coast Main Line, the Department for Transport announced on June 22.

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    First approval for AngelStar’s Guardia onboard ETCS


    POLAND: The AngelStar joint venture of Stadler and MerMec has obtained type approval for its Guardia onboard ETCS equipment for the first time. Stadler Flirt electric multiple-units for Koleje Mazowieckie have been fitted with Guardia ETCS baseline 3.4.0 equipment which supports ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Freight locomotive ETCS design contract awarded


    UK: Siemens Mobility has awarded DB ESG a contract to undertake design work for the first-in-class installation of Trainguard 200 ETCS equipment on Class 47, 57, 59 and 60 freight locomotives. This forms part of Network Rail’s ETCS Freight Train Fitment Programme, and follow successful progress ...

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    ETCS tested in Galicia as high speed corridor nears completion


    SPAIN: A series of high speed test runs using ETCS Level 2 were made over the 111 km section of high speed line between Zamora and Pedralba de la Pradería in Galicia on May 15-19. A Class 112 electric trainset made a series of trips under ...

  • Heathrow Express Class 387 EMU (13)
    Rail Business UK

    ETCS tested successfully on Heathrow Express Class 387s


    UK: An initial series of test runs using Class 387 EMUs equipped with ETCS on the Great Western Main Line has been completed, leasing company Porterbrook announced on April 3. Using sections of the GWML east of Reading and the branch from Hayes Harlington ...

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    Öresundståg ETCS contract awarded


    EUROPE: Alstom has been awarded a €35m contract to supply and install Atlas ETCS onboard equipment for the X31 Contessa electric multiple-units used on Öresundståg services in eastern Denmark and southern Sweden. Alstom is to supply an integrated system enabling the EMUs to use legacy ATC-2 ...

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    Rail Business UK

    East Coast resignalling partners appointed


    UK: Network Rail has selected Siemens Mobility and Atkins as its partners for the programme to roll out ETCS Level 2 train control and traffic management on the southern section of the East Coast Main Line.

  • Consortium leader Alstom has been undertaking railway works on Romanian sections of the TEN-T Rhine-Danube Corridor since 2012

    Sighișoara – Brașov route upgrading contract awarded


    Source: Alstom ROMANIA: National railway CFR SA has awarded the Asocierea RailWorks consortium of Alstom, Aktor, Arcada and Euroconstruct a contract to modernise the Sighișoara – Brașov route. The four-year programme to raise the speed of passenger trains to 160 km/h includes rehabilitation of 170 ...

  • VR has awarded Hitachi Rail STS a contract to supply onboard train control equipment for the 60 diesel-electric locomotives it has ordered from Stadler Valencia.

    Hitachi Rail STS awarded VR ETCS contract


    FINLAND: Stadler has awarded Hitachi Rail STS a contract to provide onboard train control equipment for the 60 diesel-electric locomotives it is to supply to national railway VR . This will be compatible with ETCS Baseline 3.6 as well as the JKV national train protection system. ...

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    ICE1 trainsets to be equipped with latest ETCS


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has awarded Alstom a contract to retrofit 19 ICE1 high speed trainsets with Baseline 3 compliant ETCS onboard equipment by September 2021. The 19 ICE1 sets which operate into Switzerland were the first to be fitted with ETCS, being equipped in 2007 at ...

  • GWR Class 387 Electrostar
    Rail Business UK

    Supply chain to collaborate on ETCS deployment


    UK: An agreement for the original manufacturers of existing rolling stock to take a more active role in the retrofitting of ETCS has been reached by leasing company Porterbrook, Siemens Mobility and Bombardier Transportation. ‘This is an excellent example of collaboration and partnership across the supply ...

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    ERTMS roll-out timetable extended


    SWEDEN: The timetable for installation of ETCS Level 2 in southern Sweden has been extended by two years, Trafikverket announced on January 13.

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    Haramain signalling maintenance contract awarded


    SAUDI ARABIA: Xrail Group has been awarded a seven-year contract to undertake corrective and preventive maintenance of the ETCS Level 2 signalling and technical buildings on the Haramain High Speed Rail line, acting as subcontractor to Siemens Mobility. Xrail will provide 24/7 support from six maintenance ...

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    Hitachi Rail STS wins LGV Sud-Est interlocking contract


    FRANCE: Infrastructure manager SNCF Réseau has selected Hitachi Rail STS to supply new interlockings for the modernisation of LGV Sud-Est between Paris and Lyon.

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    Second ERTMS pilot line commissioned


    DENMARK: Commercial operation using ETCS Level 2 Baseline 3 has started on Banedanmark’s Roskilde – Køge line in Sjaelland, which forms the second Early Deployment Line for the national Signalling Programme. Alstom is installing ETCS on the eastern half of the national network under the Fjernbane ...