Hitachi Rail has been chosen to equip its digital bi-standard cab signalling technology on SNCF and Eurostar trains.
The bi-standard technology combines transmission voice-machine (TVM) and European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) technologies. This will enable the Eurostar E300 and SNCF high-speed trains to safely operate on both the French and cross border high-speed networks, and will allow passengers to more easily travel by train across European borders.
Eight Eurostar trains will be upgraded with the bi-standard technology, and a new version of the product will be developed for use onboard high-speed SNCF trains operating in Italy and Switzerland.
To date, approximately 1,000 Hitachi bi-standard products have been put into revenue service onboard a variety of trains across Europe and Asia.
The first was rolled out in France in 2007, when the technology was equipped onboard SNCF trains operating on the Paris-Strasbourg line.
Caltrain has successfully completed three major milestones to advance its rail electrification project in California.
Hitachi Rail has refiled its merger notification with the European Commission to seek final clearance for the acquisition of Thales' GTS.
The European Commission has published its 2023 Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI) package for cross-border rail services.
Network Rail and Govia Thameslink Railway have demonstrated that digital signalling on the Northern City Line is ready for passenger service.
Thales and River Engineering have implemented the European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 1 across 48 train stations in Thailand.
Siemens Mobility and ÖBB have commissioned ETCS Level 2 on a 57-kilometre route between Linz and Vöcklabruck in Austria.
Network Rail is set to switch on 116 newly installed digital signals in south west London and Berkshire from 19 August.
IRICAV DUE has won a contract to deliver the track and digital signalling for a section of high-speed rail between Verona and Padua.
Hitachi Rail is piloting its ‘Over and Back’ testing solution to deliver ETCS digital signalling for Queensland’s Cross River Rail project.
As part of the East Coast Digital Programme, the Class 700 Thameslink fleet will be upgraded to the latest version of ETCS.
Alstom’s automated Innovia monorail system has commenced passenger service on the MRT Yellow Line in Bangkok, Thailand.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally concluded that Hitachi’s acquisition of Thales GTS could reduce competition.
Hitachi Rail has signed a new framework agreement to provide onboard digital signalling equipment for SNCF's TGV-M fleet.
The first of Govia Thameslink Railway’s (GTR) Class 387 Great Northern Electrostar trains has completed static testing retrofitted with ETCS.
Alstom, Gulermak and Arcada have been contracted by Cluj-Napoca in Transylvania, Romania to construct the city's metro line 1.
The Cross River Rail project has reached new milestones in testing ETCS Level 2 signalling on the Shorncliffe Line in South East Queensland.
Network Rail has announced the next step in its plans to deliver digital signalling across the first section of the East Coast Main Line.
Siemens Mobility has completed a re-signalling project in Gauteng, South Africa to improve the reliability and safety of PRASA services.
Adif has contracted Alstom to develop a new European Traffic Management System (ERTMS) for low-density lines.
Alstom has been awarded contracts worth 54 million EUR to provide train-control and signalling systems for Delhi MRTS Phase-IV.
Alstom will supply Level 2 European Train Control System (ETCS) signalling for 37 HLD77 locomotives in SNCB’s fleet in Belgium.
Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded contracts to Siemens Mobility and ST Engineering for the Cross Island Line (CRL).
RET Metro has launched a last-mile connection equipped with Alstom's signalling system from Rotterdam to Hoek van Holland Strand station.
Metro de Málaga has inaugurated an extension of the Málaga Metro to connect the network with the city centre.
The ORR has given authorisation for Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) to operate its Class 717 fleet with Level 2 ETCS digital signalling.
ÖBB is upgrading the Vienna S-Bahn to help improve the travel experience and accommodate a growing number of passengers.
The Klang Valley MRT Putrajaya Line has officially opened to the public in the Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley region of Malaysia.
Hitachi Rail has been awarded a contract to deliver the digital signalling for Phase 2 of the Chennai Metro Rail Project in India.
The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has approved the use of solar-powered signalling across its Inland Rail corridor.
On 6-7 June, RailTech Belgium will bring the global railway industry together. Registration is now open – what can you expect at the show?
New York's MTA has contracted Thales and TC Electric to supply CBTC signalling on the metro line between Brooklyn and Queens.
Alstom and Colas Rail will provide an integrated railway system for the extended North-South Commuter Railway project in the Philippines.
Network Rail has selected SNC-Lavalin Group to deliver signalling renewal projects across the south of England.
Metrolinx has contracted Siemens Mobility to provide track, signal and right-of-way maintenance for railway infrastructure in West Toronto.
Alstom has retrofitted the first 36 of 59 MÁV-START electric trains with its Atlas ETCS solution in order to increase speed and safety.
The East Coast Digital Programme has further progressed, thanks to new signalling in the Wood Green – New Barnet area of north London.
ČD-Telematika has chosen Alstom to equip seven Pendolino trains and 66 electric vehicles with ETCS Level 2.
Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) has signed an agreement with Hitachi, Mermec, Progress Rail and Alstom to install ERTMS onboard its trains.
An Alstom consortium has been awarded two new signalling and electrification contracts to support rail modernisation in Romania.
Hitachi Rail has provided an update on the schedule for its acquisition of Thales’s Ground Transportation Systems (GTS) business.
BMDV and Deutsche Bahn (DB) have agreed to increase the financing for Germany's digital railway from 1.7 billion to 2.7 billion EUR.
A Hitachi Rail consortium will design and deliver ERTMS digital signalling on 1,885km of rail network across central and northern Italy.
This weekend the first of MTR's new trains will enter passenger service on Hong Kong’s Kwun Tong Line as part of its asset renewal project.
Hitachi Rail will deliver Electrical & Mechanical Systems and Track Works for the new railway from Solis to Malolos in the Philippines.
Network Rail has announced that major improvement works are set to take place on the Bakerloo and London Overground lines.
Alstom has been awarded a contract to supply the signalling systems for the Metro do Porto yellow line extension in Porto, Portugal.
Siemens Mobility will install its digital Trainguard MT CBTC solution on lines U2 and U4 of the Hamburg subway.
A Thales-led NS2F consortium is developing an efficient and low-cost digital rail signalling and network operation system.
The latest European Train Control System (ETCS) is being fitted to a DB Cargo UK freight locomotive for the East Coast Digital Programme.
Govia Thameslink Railway has sent its first Class 387/1 Great Northern train for ETCS upgrading as part of the East Coast Digital Programme.
A look back on the sessions and successes of the International Rail Forum & Conference, which took place on 5–7 October 2022 in Prague.
Alstom has signed a framework agreement with Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) to deliver an ERTMS supervision and control system across Italy.
Alstom to design, deliver and maintain the latest-generation ETCS level 2 signalling system (Baseline 3) for 120 SNCB HLE18 locomotives.
Cairo Metro Line 3 has been inaugurated by Egypt’s Minister of Transport at a special event attended by representatives from Alstom.
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has announced that automatic train control (ATC) signalling is now operational on Line 1 of the city's subway network. T...
Sunshine Systems Alliance has been selected to deliver a major construction package for the Melbourne Airport Rail project.
Banedanmark has completed installation of digital CBTC signalling on the last three sections of the Copenhagen S-Bahn.
ETCS testing for Class 43 trains has been complete, marking the achievement of a new milestone for the East Coast Digital Programme.
Taking place on 9–11 May 2023 in Birmingham, the UK’s number one industry event will bring together the whole railway community.
This week saw the inauguration of the Madrid–Burgos high-speed line – an extension of the high-speed North line (LAV).
São Paulo’s Metro Line 4 has begun full operation using Siemens Mobility’s digital communications-based train control (CBTC) signalling.
Alstom's recruiting 150 new software developers and testers for its Digital Products Engineering Centre of Competence in Katowice, Poland.
SNCF Réseau has selected Hitachi Rail to develop and deploy wayside ERTMS Radio Block Centers (RBC) for the French railway network.
The UK Government will provide funding of over £1bn to install digital signalling along the entire East Coast Mainline South.
Thales has begun drafting the construction project for the installation of signalling on the Eastern Bypass in Valladolid, Spain.
Softronic has chosen Thales to deliver and equip five LEMA 6000 kW locomotives with ETCS Level 2 and PZB vehicle equipment.
Network Rail has moved all signalling equipment from the outdated signal box near Philips Park to Manchester’s modern rail operating centre.
All signals at Birmingham New Street station have now been digitalised to meet 21st Century signalling standards.
RFI has awarded its tender for the design and construction of an ERTMS across 4,200 kilometres of railway lines in Italy.
Porterbrook has completed successful Level 2 testing on three Class 43 power cars retrofitted with the European Train Control System (ETCS).
Modernisation of signalling and interlocking technology on DB's Ruhr-Sieg line has been completed in just 18 months.
Alstom has carried out the first testing of a train retrofitted with European Train Control System (ETCS) equipment at Network Rail's RIDC.
A new digital signalling system was commissioned over the bank holiday weekend on Great Northern’s route into the City of London.
Network Rail and the Office of Rail and Road are collaborating to increase competitiveness and lower costs in the rail signalling market.
Work to resignal Germiston station complex, one of the busiest railway junctions in Africa, has now been completed by Siemens Mobility..
Siemens Mobility has been chosen to upgrade and modernise São Paulo’s metro network, helping enhance operations and improve sustainability.
Network Rail has awarded Alstom the contract to deliver Phase 5 of the London Victoria Re-signalling Programme.
An Alstom / Avax joint venture has signed a signalling contract with Ergose to modernise the Thessaloniki – Idomeni mainline in Greece.
Chile: Alstom has been awarded the contract to supply its Metropolis rolling stock and Urbalis CBTC signalling system for Santiago's Line 7.
Hitachi Rail, Alstom and Ceit have signed an ERTMS contract with Italian Railways on 700km of track in four Italian regions.
Alstom has won a £49 million signalling contract as part of Network Rail's Portsmouth Direct upgrade project.
Alstom has signed a new contract to install a complete driverless CBTC signalling system and electromechanical infrastructure in Istanbul.
Alstom has been awarded a 130 million GBP contract as part of Network Rail’s Cambridge re-signalling project.
Infranord has chosen Hitachi Rail to design, build and install on-board digital signalling systems for its yellow maintenance trains.
Alstom has signed two contracts with Divisione Ferroviaria TUA, worth a total of 33m euros, to improve the Abruzzo rail network in Italy.
Hitachi Rail has successfully adapted its digital interlocking product to meet German specifications and standards.
Siemens Mobility has completed signalling upgrade work to Copenhagen S-train (S-Bane/S-Tog) network’s central artery.
HS2 has signed the Rail Supply Group’s Work Pipeline Visibility Charter and will share its rail systems' technical specifications publicly.
Hitachi Rail is upgrading Nordic Re-Finance's fleet of TMe diesel-electric locomotives with ERTMS and STM. The work will be complete by 2023.
Stadler is taking over German signalling expert BBR Group in order to strengthen its position in the railway signalling market.
Siemens Mobility has been awarded the contract to deliver signalling works for the Carstairs remodelling project in Scotland.
Turkey’s AYGM and Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality have chosen Alstom to help upgrade the country's signalling infrastructure.
The Office of Rail and Road has published its Signalling Market Study, launched in November 2020, to improve competition in the sector in GB.
Network Rail has awarded Hitachi Rail and Linbrooke S a contract to design a digital signalling solution for the Gloucester area.
Alstom has been awarded the contract to design and supply the rolling stock for the Île-de-France network’s Line 18.
Hitachi Rail is displaying a series of new products aimed at freight railroads and passenger rail operators at the RSSI C&S Exhibition.
Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Demiryolları (TCDD) has received the first of 26 Alstom locomotives equipped with ETCS level 1 and 2.
Network Rail's completed signalling work on new track near Peterborough that will divert freight trains under the East Coast Main Line.
23 new signals and 109 pieces of associated signalling equipment have been installed around Trafford Park under the Great North Rail Project.
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