Alstom is currently tasked with its research project ARTE (Automatisiert fahrende Regionalzüge in Niedersachsen), which is taking place in Lower Saxony and focuses on automated driving based on optical signal and obstacle detection.
Hexagon's Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division announced Ness Czech, a leading Czech system integrator and supplier of IT solutions and part of Ness Digital Engineering group, will supply the Czech Railway Administration with the Digital Technical Railway Map (DTRM), a railway-specific geographic information system (GIS) that will provide the state organization access to information about its transport and technical infrastructure to better and more efficiently prepare investments and repair work.
Alstom will provide ERTMS Level 2, digital traffic control solutions and electrification in two lots covering 66 km of double railway line, enabling speed of 160 km/h for passenger trains and 120 km/h for freight .
Nomad Digital, specialist in transport connectivity solutions has been awarded two contracts by Caltrain to supply, implement, operate and maintain a turnkey Trackside Radio Network and associated on-train services on the newly electrified line spanning the San Francisco to San Jose rail corridor.
On 1 January 2023, the transport clause of the Waste Management Act (AWG) will come into force. It states that waste with a total weight of more than 10 tonnes that must be moved over a distance of 300 km or more must be transported by rail. ÖBB is investing €75 million in new rolling stock so that it will be able to handle the additional waste transports.
The second procurement round of the international tender for the construction work of Rail Baltica mainline in Latvia for the provision of an engineering consultant and construction supervision service has been launched.