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.
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.
Banedanmark is rolling out a new digital signalling system between South Zealand and Falster, a section of which it will test this autumn.
The track upgrade works at Bristol East Junction have reached their halfway point. Work is scheduled to be completed on 3 September 2021.
Alstom has begun manufacturing regional commuter and transit trains for the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) Phase 1.
Alstom commissions the 9th section of the Beni Suef-Asyut line in Egypt, the 15km Quseia section, now equipped with electronic interlocking.
Further weekend closures of the Northern City Line have been confirmed to enable work on the East Coast Digital Programme.
CAF has secured tram supply extension contracts in Belgium and Australia, in addition to a signalling installation contract in Turkey.
Work begins this July on a major project to improve railway signalling on a key section of the West Coast main line in the UK’s North West.
Alstom has signed an agreement with Vossloh Locomotives to equip 50 of their DE 18 freight locomotives with its on-board signalling solution.
Network Rail has awarded Siemens Mobility the contract to deliver GRIP stages 4-8 of the Devon and Cornwall re-signalling programme.
CAF Signalling has received certification in accordance to the latest TSIs for its ETCS Baseline 3 Release 2 solution – AURIGA.
In its update paper into the state of the British railway signalling market, the ORR has expressed concern about Siemens / Alstom dominance.
A consortium comprising Alstom, Thales and Nokia has delivered an ERTMS/ETCS Level 2 signalling upgrade on the E65 railway in Poland.
Alstom has installed and commissioned its electronic interlocking system on another section of the Beni Suef-Asyut line in Egypt.
ARCT has awarded a 30 million AUD signalling contract to Arcadis for the Inland Rail freight project that will connect Melbourne to Brisbane.
Alstom has completed the installation of its interlocking system on 328km of the mainline railway between Eskisehir and Balikesir in Turkey.
Alstom has completed a further section of the 240km Beni Suef-Asyut railway line in Egypt. 100km of the line are now commissioned.
Alstom is to equip 13 DB Cargo locomotives, type EG3100, with its ETCS solution. They will operate in Germany, Denmark and Sweden.
Alstom has won the contract to provide the signalling, train control and telecommunications systems for the Delhi-Meerut railway line, India.
Bombardier will upgrade 73 of Railpool's TRAXX MS2 locomotives from ETCS Baseline 2 to Baseline 3 to deliver safety and performance benefits.
Bombardier has launched a new digital subscription-based predictive maintenance service for railway assets called EBI Sense.
Belgorail has certified Alstom for its latest ETCS standard, making Alstom the first fully certified company in the world in this arena.
The first successful test runs for a locomotive equipped with Alstom's latest ERTMS Baseline 3 Release 2 have taken place in Norway.
Alstom has completed the Matai section of the Beni Suef-Asyut line in Egypt, the sixth section of the line Alstom has upgraded.
Alstom has won a three-year signalling contract with Network Rail to upgrade the equipment in the London Victoria area.
The Warrnambool Line Upgrade, which will see signalling upgrades and a new crossing loop, is now underway. Completion is expected for 2021.
Siemens Mobility has won a contract with Transport for Wales for the renewal and replacement of signalling equipment for the Valley Lines.
Amtrak has now completed the installation of positive train control (PTC) across its entire 898 miles of track it owns.
Alstom has implemented its signalling system on the San Martín Line in Argentina and will provide 15 months of technical support.
Siemens Mobility has completed the 2-year Hither Green Area Resignalling Project with the new signalling equipment now in service.
Alstom has successfully delivered its power supply and interlocking systems for the Mallawi section of the Beni Suet-Asyut line in Egypt.
Siemens Mobility has won a contract with Norske tog AS to supply 570 train cab radios for GSM-R with an option to upgrade to FRMCS.
Siemens Mobility has been awarded a contract to equip line D of the Buenos Aires metro with its CBTC signalling solution Trainguard MT.
Alstom has won a contract to supply the integrated metro system for the extension to Line 7 of the Taipei metro in Taiwan.
The Spanish rail infrastructure manager ADIF has awarded two signalling contracts to CAF with a total value of 30 million euros.
CAF Signalling has won a contract for the Ferrocarril Central project, Uruguay, expanding the CAF Group subsidiary's international operations.
Deutsche Bahn is transforming its rail network with digital signal boxes. The first regulating a long-distance route has entered service.
Alstom is celebrating a milestone for its Hanoi Metro contract signed in 2017. The first trainset will be complete by the end of the month.
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