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Give me 4G signal strength for my journeys

It’s raining. It’s Monday morning. And the bus hasn’t turned up. It’s a story experienced all the time in cities across the world, and is a major challenge for transit operators in the battle for passengers. When you are wet through and the bus still hasn’t come around the corner, taking the car always feels [...]

Interaction with passengers, a duty or a commercial argument?

If you’re looking for an expert view on passenger information, you should take a look at the latest International Railway Journal (IRJ) issue – the article ‘A new age of communication’.  Niren Choudhury, Global Director for Strategic Industries at Alcatel-Lucent explains that telecom technology is providing railway operators with more opportunities to connect and interact [...]

Traveling Now with Your Future Passengers

Could the train be an extension of my office, my home, my social spaces? This is one of the questions asked by more and more passengers. With comfort and security considered as a given, they expect now to be informed, entertained and remain productive. The good news is that new technologies are future-ready! Location services, [...]

Technological milestone as 2G and 3G mobile communication services go live in Eurotunnel

On July 26, David Meyer reported in ZDNet on the major launch of 2G and 3G services in the Channel Tunnel (Mobile services going live in the Channel Tunnel ahead of Olympics). Travelers on their way to England via high speed trains such as the Eurostar, will now be able to use their cell phones [...]

Communicating underground – light at the end of the tunnel

By TrackTalk editors As the global population becomes increasingly urbanized, tunnels are becoming part of daily life for more and more people. As well as overcoming natural barriers, tunnels are the arteries of the modern metropolis, and megacities depend on their underground infrastructure to function efficiently. The telecommunications network of the tunnel has to reflect [...]

Guaranteeing success in the world’s longest tunnels

The huge strides made in tunneling techniques in recent decades have allowed engineers to overcome formidable natural barriers, and these mega-structures continue to push further and deeper, with a string of technically-impressive projects underway or planned around the world. “Today’s rail passengers and rail operators increasingly expect to have uninterrupted access to mobile and high [...]

With: R. Sigrist, Alcatel-Lucent’s global centre for excellence rail/tunnel - 26 Apr 2012

AlpTransit Gotthard AG: The pival role of communications in tunnels

The Gotthard base tunnel will be the longest railway tunnel in the world at 57km when commercial operations begin at the end of 2016. Tunneling work on the twin tubes was completed in 2011, and now railway infrastructure installation is in full swing. This includes laying the track, mounting the catenary lines and installing the [...]

With: J. Elmiger, Chief Engineering Officer Railway Infrastructure, AlpTransit Gotthard AG - 26 Apr 2012

Eurotunnel: Enhancing communications beneath the seafloor

May 6th marks the 18th anniversary of one of the engineering wonders of the modern age. At 50.4km, the Channel Tunnel is the longest undersea tunnel in the world, reaching depths of up to 75m below sea level. On an average, more than 49,000 people pass through the twin tunnels between France and England each [...]

With: J. Keefe, Communications Director, Eurotunnel - 26 Apr 2012