by Josephine Cordero Sapién
21 Apr 2022
Radio Communications for Rail
Suppliers Siemens Mobility
Siemens Mobility and Network Rail are celebrating a milestone: they have upgraded 10,000 GSM-R cab radios to the latest V4.0 cab radios.
The upgrade gives operators several smart applications designed to improve operational efficiency.
In total, Siemens Mobility and Network Rail are upgrading 11,700 cab radios to the latest version.
“Achieving this significant programme milestone is a reflection of the collaborative and constructive partnership between Siemens Mobility, Network Rail and Yunex Traffic, our manufacturing partners in Poole.
“Despite the extraordinary challenges that we have all faced over the last two years, the whole project team has worked tirelessly and is now completely focused on delivering the final 1,700 upgrades.”
The British-made radios improve how signallers and train staff can communicate with each other.
The new radios feature improved interference resistance and connection to the 3G/4G data network. They also give operators access to several smart applications such as train-borne condition monitoring (TBCM) and connected-driver advisory service (C-DAS), which are intended to improve operational efficiency and the passenger experience.
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