Signalling & Communications - Articles and news items

Modernising Prague’s tram infrastructure

Issue 4 2017, Z homepage promo  •  31 August 2017  •  Miroslav Penc, Head of Tram Infrastructure Unit from the Prague Public Transit Company

With over 340km of track, modernising Prague’s tram infrastructure is a big job. Here, Miroslav Penc, Head of Tram Infrastructure Unit from the Prague Public Transit Company, outlines some of the work being done to improve Prague’s tram tracks and upgrade the network’s signalling system, all without inconveniencing passengers or adding to the programme’s budget.

SYTRAL awards automatic operation contract for Lyon metro

Industry news  •  31 January 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

French public transport authority SYTRAL has signed a contract with Alstom for the supply of new automatic operation systems to lines B and D of the Lyon metro.

Leading critical communications expo moves to Copenhagen exploring collaboration and interoperability in an ever – converging European market

Industry news  •  24 January 2017  •  Critical Communications Europe

Critical Communications Europe two days of high-level, exclusive discussions, debates, case studies, roundtables and panels…

The smart city: cell-powered traffic information

Industry news  •  21 October 2016  •  Fältcom

Billions of devices are expected to be connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) by 2020. Sensors receive and analyse data and communicate with the outside world to create smarter and more attractive environments, products and services. This transformation is described as bigger than before and after the advent of the Internet and smartphones.

Keep it Moving: Mesh Networks improve Mass Transit Communications

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  26 September 2016  •  Chris Mason, EMEA Sales Director at Rajant Corporation

Designed for dynamic environments, Mesh Network technology will propel the bus industry forward says Chris Mason of Rajant Corporation.

Case study: Monterrey’s Transportation Network

Whitepapers  •  5 September 2016  •  Sepura

In this case study, discover how Teltronic’s communication solutions have solved Monterrey’s many communication challenges…

Integrated communication solutions for rail sector

Webinars, Z homepage promo  •  18 August 2016  •  Sepura

In this webinar: transportation organisations’ communication requirements, utilising TETRA and LTE systems to improve operations and developing an integrated solution to cover voice and critical data…

First trial of 4G LTE technology carried out on Paris Metro

Industry news  •  8 August 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Operator RATP and Nokia have successfully completed the first ‘real-world’ trial of 4G LTE technology on Line 14 of the Paris Metro.

TfL reaches first Tube signalling modernisation milestone

Industry news  •  10 June 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Transport for London (TfL) has revealed that installation of new signalling equipment on the next four London Underground lines is now underway.

Global growth of TETRA technology remains strong

Industry news  •  31 May 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

A new report has suggested global implementation of TETRA technology is expected to grow almost 50 percent within the Industrial sector.

Consortium to provide signalling for Malaysia’s new mass rapid transit network

News  •  27 May 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Bombardier Transportation together with Global Rail Sdn. Bhd. will provide signalling for the second line of Malaysia’s new Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) network.

Siemens awarded contract to supply CBTC for Paris commuter line

Industry news  •  11 February 2016  •  

French National Railways (SNCF) has awarded a contract to supply communication based train control (CBTC) system to Siemens for the RER E line extension.

Whitepaper: PSItraffic Train Management System – safe operations with modern system architecture

Whitepapers  •  18 January 2016  •  PSI

Read about how Regionalverkehr Bern-Solothurn (RBS) is using the PSItraffic Train Management System (TMS) to control its train operations…

Carrying CBTC data over a public LTE network: fact or fiction?

Issue 6 2015, Transport Extra  •  8 December 2015  •  Carlos Rodríguez Sánchez & Juan Moreno García-Loygorri

For Eurotransport, Metro de Madrid colleagues Carlos Rodríguez Sánchez and Juan Moreno García-Loygorri, take a look at the feasibility of carrying Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) data over a Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network. CBTC data is mostly critical, but most of the services carried over mobile networks, like LTE, are absolutely not critical. This article1 […]

Alstom trials LTE 4G for metro signalling solution

Industry news  •  29 June 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Alstom and Huawei have completed a trial to develop Long Term Evolution or LTE 4G multi-service broadband radio networking technology for metros. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed in April 2014 between telecommunications equipment producer Huawei, which supplied the LTE network, and Alstom which provided the train set and onboard signalling equipment. LTE technology enables […]