All aboard for advanced railway signalling and automation systems

Tuesday, 30 May, 2017
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Control, communication, cyber security - the development of a flexible, real-time, intelligent rail traffic management and decision support system will involve innovation in these and many other areas. An EU-funded project dedicated to signalling and automation systems is helping to advance the necessary R&D.

Companies from nine European countries have joined forces in the X2Rail-1 project, which was launched in September 2016 for a duration of three years. Their joint contribution to the future of rail traffic management focuses on six key technologies.

Enhancing communication systems, notably in support of next-generation automation systems, is one of the partners’ main objectives. Other aims include increasing usable track capacity, improving signalling architectures as a contribution to a more decentralised and less cost-intensive system, and developing new cyber security systems for railways.

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Start-up activities for Advanced Signalling and Automation Systems
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