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Israel Railways to equip network with GSM-R ISRAEL Railways has invited bids by November 11 for a five-year contract, extendable up to 10 years, to design, install and maintain a GSM-R telecommunications system on its 800km network.
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As the railway seeks to harness the benefits of digitalisation and the Internet of Things, the links between information technology and operational technology become ever-more intertwined. However, these trends are completely redefining the railway security...
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PARIS Transport Authority (RATP) has awarded a €17.6m contract to Ansaldo STS to install communications-based train control (CBTC) on the 14km Line 6 of the Paris metro. The project is part of RATP’s Metro 2030 plan...
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POLISH track authority PKP PLK has awarded Nokia and its partners Herkules, Pozbud and Wasko a five-year contract to deploy GSM-R and a mission-critical backhaul network across the Polish railway network. Nokia says this is the...
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GOVIA Thameslink Railway (GTR), in cooperation with Britain’s infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) and Siemens, is claiming a world first by running the first train in passenger service on the central-London section of Thameslink using...
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SINGAPORE’s Land Transport Authority has awarded a $S 344.25m ($US 261.3m) contract to Bombardier upgrade the Bukit Panjang automated peoplemover and supply new rolling stock.The contract covers the replacement of the existing signalling with a...
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GERMAN Rail (DB) has inaugurated its first digital interlocking (DSTW) at Annaberg-Buchholz, on the Chemnitz - Cranzahl line in southeastern Germany.The architecture for the new interlocking, which was supplied by Siemens, enables the signaller’s switching...
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ALSTOM has agreed to purchase onboard Wi-Fi and infotainment specialist 21net, Belgium, from the Innovacom fund and other investors for an undisclosed sum. The sale will be completed within one month. 21net was founded in 2001...
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SINGAPORE’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded a €90m contract to Siemens to install communications-based train control (CBTC) for the 2.2km extension to the Downtown Line 3 from Expo to Sungei Bedok. Siemens will supply its...
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PARIS Transport Authority (RATP) has awarded a contract to Siemens to equip Line 14, which is being extended under the Grand Paris project, with a new communications-based train control system (CBTC). Line 14, which currently links...
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SPAIN’s infrastructure manager Adif is working on a project to complete the track doubling of the entire 165km Valladolid - Palencia - León high-speed line and install ERTMS Level 2 to enable the maximum speed...

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