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Europe: ERA Commissioned for Study on Feasibility of Satcom for Railway Communication

Image courtesy of ERA
Image courtesy of ERA

The European Railway Agency (ERA) has been commissioned by the European Commission to conduct a study on the feasibility of satellite communications as part of an integrated radio communication architecture with other radio communication networks on railways.

The study will be submitted in 2018, has a budget of €60,000, and will form part of the 4th Railway Package, an initiative intended to increase the competitiveness of Europe’s railways.

The ERA is a not for profit organisation dedicated to the construction of a modern, integrated and sae railway throughout Europe. It is also an authority on ERTMS (European Traffic Management System).

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