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The railways of the future need a modern and cost-efficient solution for securing the competitiveness of railway traffic.
Increasing environmentally friendly railway traffic
Increased capacity and cost-efficiency
Improved safety and reliability
New opportunities for developing services
What is the object of the survey?
The Digirail project has three starting points. Decisions on implementation will be made separately according to the results of the survey.
The possibilities of digitalisation as a cost-efficient solution
Connection with the European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS)
Replacing the current automatic train protection system
Taking the journey together
In addition to these actors, many other organisations, experts and partners that provide supporting functions are involved in the planning of Digirail.
The first phase of the survey began in May 2019. We will be reporting on the results in March 2020. News on the project will also be published on this website.
Establishment of the Steering group
Project management and supporting functions begin
General objectives set
The project group starts working
Review of international projects
Planning and resourcing of sub-projects
Preparation of a common Big Room
Analyses for the rolling stock sub-project
First reviews of railway and telecommunication technologies
Concretising the objectives for the future demands
International benchmark comparisons
Preparation of supporting material for the judicial and regulatory point of view
Focusing the project based on the results of the interim report
Alternatives for financing and tendering models
Analyses of international projects
Guidelines for railway and telecommunication technologies
Final reports on technologies and rolling stock
In-depth look at the future demands and economical analyses sub-project
Market info for consultants and other target groups
Final report on financing, tendering models and judicial aspects
Drafting of the final report begins
Presentation at the RATA 2020 seminar
Finishing the final report, last realease train
Summation of the final results and conclusions of the entire survey project
Delivering the final report to the Minister of Transport and Communications
Announcing the results to the public
View the final report (in Finnish)
Proceeding to planning phase, which lasts until April 2021.
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