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 [...]
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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 [...]
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
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 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
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]