Thales awarded Dubai Red Line signalling contract

Dubai's Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded Thales the contract to supply the signalling equipment for an extension of the Red Line. The contract was awarded by the Alstom-led Expolink consortium that is delivering the...

UK signalling – A 2017 update

It is nearly four years since Rail Engineer reviewed the state of signalling within Network Rail and much has changed in the intervening period. The organisation is now different and a more pragmatic view is being taken on the deployment of new technology. A recent discussion with Kevin Robertshaw (programme director for signalling projects) explored […]

Framework contract for TGV Wi-Fi signed

Huber+Suhner and ENGIE Ineo have signed a framework contract for the hardware which will deliver a passenger Wi-Fi network on SNCF's high-speed TGV fleet. Huber+Suhner will supply the passive components for the onboard Wi-Fi network...

Cardiff resignalled

The fifth and final phase of the £300 million Cardiff Area Signalling Renewals (CASR) project, Network Rail’s biggest ever signalling commissioning in one phase, was completed over the festive period bringing significant improvements to capacity and flexibility at the busiest station in Wales. Cardiff Panel Signal Box, which has controlled movements in the station area […]

Signalling contract awarded for Forrestfield Airport Link

Ansaldo STS has won a AUD $44 million contract to supply the signalling and telecomms equipment for Perth's Forrestfield Airport Link. The 8.5-kilometre Forrestfield Airport Link will connect the airport with Perth's commuter rail network from...

CBTC installation contract awarded for Queens Boulevard Line

L.K. Comstock & Company, a subsidiary of RailWorks Corporation, is to install the new CBTC signalling system for New York's Queens Boulevard Line. L.K. Comstock will both install the new system and upgrade the existing system on...

European Commission sets new ERTMS deployment targets

The European Commission has revised its deployment timeline for ERTMS after describing targets set in 2009 as "unrealistic". Around half of Europe's core rail network will be equipped with the standardised in-cab signalling system by...

Embedding safety into 4LM

Managing risk on a project isn’t just about being the safety police, says Sarah; it is much more important to support and encourage safe practice. On something like the Four Lines Modernisation (4LM) project, probably one of the largest and most complex resignalling programmes in the world, that philosophy is being put to the test. […]

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Bombardier’s Chinese signalling joint venture awarded first contract

The Bombardier and New United Group (NUG) Signaling Solutions joint venture (BNS) in China has won its first contract, delivering an advanced rail control system for Changzhou Metro. The 50/50 BNS joint venture will install Bombardier's...

Control & Communications in the Gotthard Base Tunnel

Crossing the Alps in Central Europe has been a challenge for centuries and no more so than for the early railway pioneers. In 1882, after a 10 year construction, the first rail tunnel through the Saint Gotthard Massif opened, being 15km long and connecting Gőschenen with Airolo in Switzerland. It provided a route from Zurich […]