As Network Rail loses staff to illness and self-isolation during the COVID-19 crisis, a new training centre has been opened to teach both new and returning signallers who will help to keep Britain's railway moving.
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Advances to rail signalling and train control systems are set to make international rail transport more competitive and attractive. But implementing strategies and understanding the benefits of new digital solutions must be addressed before improvements can be realised.
Denmark's rail infrastructure manager, Banedanmark, has completed the roll-out of ERTMS on the last stretch of the Thybanen line between Thisted and Struer.
As COVID-19 continues to severely impact the UK rail industry, ORR has announced that it will close the signalling market study in order to ease the burden being placed on the industry.
Following the theft of hundreds of metres of railway signalling cable, vital journeys for key workers and freight across the UK have been jeopardised.
Network Rail's Southern Region has appealed to former signallers to help the railway during the crisis as they lose staff to self-isolation and sickness.
Network Rail's first digital railway takes major step forward with the announcement of Siemens and Atkins as project partners.
A storm-damaged section of the UK’s West Coast main line in Cumbria was recently reopened in less than 24 hours, thanks to raised signalling equipment by Network Rail.
Siemens Mobility, Bombardier and Porterbrook have come to an agreement on the best approach to introducing ETCS on existing Electrostar units.
The five framework contracts awarded by Network Rail will aim to improve reliability, but also reduce delays and increase capacity on the UK's network.
The ORR's study will focus on the level of competition for the delivery of significant signalling projects in a bid to limit Network Rail's spend on signalling.
Banedanmark's electrification of the line will be followed by the installation and introduction of a new signalling system.
The LuFV III programme will modernise and renew the infrastructure of the current rail network in Germany, including tracks, stations and signalling.
The ERTMS timetable was extended following discussions within the industry that highlighted the need for environmental investments.
The 82 design contracts have been awarded to a total of 34 suppliers and represents up to ￡640 million of investment by 2029.
ETCS Basline 3 includes new and updated features that will simplify the deployment of ETCS on-board equipment throughout Europe.