KAZAKHSTAN: National railway KTZ is testing a Tetra radio based train control system which has been installed on 12 locomotives based at Almaty for trials.

The system is designed to ensure safe and on-time running on heavily used routes, providing the driver with information on signals, maximum speeds and the train’s current speed with an accuracy of 1 km/h.

It will issue an alert of the driver does not react to information, exceeds the speed limit or passes a signal when prohibited.

All events, including location data and information about emergency interventions, are stored on the recorder and transmitted to the control centre.