Digirail aims to achieve safe and efficient train operation. Published on 2 July 2021, the Digirail Report provides details of how railway technical systems will be modernised in Finland. The Digirail project is now moving from preparation to practice as digital train control technology is constructed and piloted on the railways. The goal is for […]
Finland’s rail transport is undergoing a transformation. The system currently used to ensure the safe running of trains will come to the end of its lifecycle at the end of the 2020s. Alternatives to the outdated train control system were examined in the extensive Digirail study that has just been completed. The parties that implemented the study propose introducing a modern radio-based train control system in Finland.
Digirata is not the only European railway traffic development project. What is going on elsewhere and what can we learn from it?
In the spring, a survey project guided by the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency (LVM) was started which studies the future train control in Finland extensively. The decision was made right at the beginning to also discuss the traffic control systems and the implementation of ERTMS, or the European railway traffic control system, with an […]