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Why urban rail is fast tracking to all IP and Ultra-broadband?

Over the past decade, the telecommunication industry has evolved to IP (Internet Protocol) and optical technologies, fuelled by the explosion of the Internet and smartphones. Similar trends are now hitting the public transport industry. RATP, Paris’ public transport provider has just announced a network renewal of its aging TDM (Time-Division Multiplexing) transmission infrastructure to support [...]

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

Paris Metro: How to successfully implement automation on existing line

Paris Metro Line 1 is setting the benchmark for an automation conversion project by successfully reducing headways and improving safety.

With: E. Janand, director of systems and mobility in RATP’s Department of Engineering - 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

Largest fiber-optic network for automated rail services in Brussels

Alcatel-Lucent and STIB, Belgium’s largest urban public transport operator, are to deploy a new broadband communication network capable of carrying all operational traffic needed to ensure communication and safety for the new fully automated driverless metro rail network in Brussels. Karel Van Oostveldt, Senior Manager Telecommunications of STIB said: “STIB’s development is based on performance [...]

Is it really safe for rail operators to put all of their eggs in one basket?

Migrating to a unified and secure train control and communications platform As railway operations become increasingly complex and traffic growth places ever greater demands on infrastructure capacity, building flexibility and resilience into telecommunications networks becomes central to meeting the needs of a busier railway. With the shift to digital transmission technologies gathering pace, IP/MPLS-based networks [...]

Do you have a Personal Connection?

Let’s connect with a new rail magazine called ‘Urban transport Agenda’. In its first edition, Olivier André, Vice President for Transport at Alcatel-Lucent explains the new role of the company to transform the passenger experience with advanced multimedia applications to be informed, entertained, and stay always connected. Additionally, the telecom expert is engaged to “work [...]

A New Step to Full Safety: Multimedia Communications with Interactive Boards – ‘Best of Innotrans’

Improving safety in a complex environment with ever changing numbers of passengers – with increased expectations – and a shifting environment, is still a relevant and hot topic at Innotrans 2012. Therefore, rail operators are stopping by the Alcatel-Lucent booth (133 – hall 4.1) to discover a new generation communication dispatching platform called ICCC (Integrated [...]