SNCF Réseau and Frauscher Officially Signed a Contract for Next Generation Axle Counting System
Frauscher’s success continues this year with a contract which was secured last August from SNCF Réseau, the infrastructure manager of the national railway network in France. Under the contract, Frauscher will be responsible for supporting a new-generation axle counter across its entire lifecycle including development, deployment, and keeping them in operational conditions.
Major contractual obligations include:
During the tender period, Frauscher was rigorously evaluated on a number of technological criteria, and we are very proud of the fact that we have successfully passed all of them. Winning the contract confirms the brand’s reputation for providing state-of-the-art solutions and setting new benchmarks in the rail industry.
In 2017, Frauscher set up its French offices in Haguenau, in order to be as close as possible to its customers and fulfill the requirements of the French market. Frauscher is now involved in many French projects, including the tramway, and makes significant contributions to the development of national transport.
This contract is an important step for Frauscher and is part of our strategy to digitalise our services to national operators. Not only will it establish us as a preferred rail solutions company, but it will also enable us to widen our scope of clients in France and worldwide.
“Never before has a network launched a tender of this magnitude to select an axle counting system supplier. It is a complex project with a very specific interface and product requirements. However, we have all the tools at our disposal to ensure a smooth implementation of our solutions into the existing infrastructure, including extensive experience with EULYNX.”
Securing the contract is only the first step in a long journey to highly digitalised railway systems. A contract of this size, scope and duration must of course be executed with robust management and organisation. As the saying goes, “A journey of a thousand miles always begins with a first step.”
Frauscher has already defined its strategy and operational steps in order to meet SNCF Réseau’s requirements. This will be carried out in three phases:
A team is assigned to the contract and the SNCF Réseau’s timelines. All key resources for the contract will be based in France to ensure greater communication and collaboration between all stakeholders.
With our expertise in developing protocols with interlockings and innovative new features for axle counting, we are confident in our ability to meet SNCF Réseau’s expectations in relation to this new EULYNX interface.
Frauscher is pleased to support SNCF Réseau in its modernisation and digitalisation initiatives. In a changing railway landscape, we are committed to improving our customer’s signalling equipment by developing a modern system with a unified interface for infrastructure management. Furthermore, we are very proud to participate in the evolution of the French network.
Frauscher has all the necessary insights, tools, and expertise required to take on an exceedingly complex contract of this nature. This contract is indeed a bold vision for us, but something that we are laser-focused to deliver.
This article was originally published by Frauscher Sensor Technology.
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