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Metro automation – the route to high-capacity, high-flexibility urban mobility

The growth of cities and rising demand for urban mobility is putting even greater pressure on metro infrastructure, which in many cities dates back 100 years or more. However with automation, even the oldest metro lines can meet the needs of dynamic 21st century cities. Paris Transport Authority (RATP) has been a pioneer in the [...]

Automated metro technology continues to evolve with Alcatel-Lucent

Fixed and wireless communications network is critical for automated metro solutions offering metro rail operators improved performance, safety and security.

With: O. Andre, Railways Market Leader - 24 Feb 2014

Putting people first: Managing the transition from manual to automatic railway operations

For the metro automation project to succeed RATP had to reach a consensus with staff and unions and engaged in a marketing campaign to inform passengers.

With: P. Mancone, transport company (RATP) head of Paris Metro Line 1 - 24 Feb 2014

Developing effective strategies for metro automation

UTO brings major advantages to metro operations and the business case supports automation upgrades when existing equipment reaches life expiry.

With: O. Fafa, Director of Transport Systems - SYSTRA - 24 Feb 2014

REFER Telecom: Migrating networks to a unified IP/MPLS-based train control communications infrastructure

REFER Telecom migrates its communication networks to a converged IP/MPLS multi-service platform supporting mission-critical services such as signalling.

With: J. Figueiras, head of data networks, Refer Telecom, Portugal - 04 Nov 2013

Defining a transition path to IP-based railway communications

Rail operators can benefit from IP/MPLS network which securely support any mission-critical application while reducing the total cost of ownership.

With: D. Mandoc, Chairman, European Radio Implementation Group, International Union of Railways (UIC) - 04 Nov 2013

Do more with less by adopting a converged IP/MPLS network

IP/MPLS’ cost-effectiveness and capability allowing a single, multiservice and converged communications network makes it railway operators’ preferred choice.

With: B. Leridon, Business Development Manager, IP Division, Alcatel-Lucent - 04 Nov 2013

Could 4G LTE be a successor to GSM-R in railway environments?

In railway environments, mission critical services, operation assistance services, and passenger services must be supported by reliable mobile communication systems. Long Term Evolution (LTE) is considered to be the natural evolution for the current Global System for Mobile Communications–Railways (GSM-R) in high speed railway environments, not only for its technical advantages and increased performance, but [...]

Talks about 4G rail revolution

In the latest issue of ‘Future Rail’, don’t miss an inspiring article with 4 expert views about the mobile broadband technology (4G/LTE) improving travel for rail passengers and operations for the rail companies. The article covers from its benefits, obstacles to its future plans for 4G implementation on the world’s railways. It demonstrates that by [...]

Today’s perspective on tomorrow’s telecoms

By the TrackTalk team Commercial LTE networks are already coming on stream in many countries and within a few years high-speed mobile broadband will be an everyday commodity for millions of people around the world. 4G will also have a transformative effect on the railways, allowing multiple operational functions to be consolidated into a single [...]