The French Rail Sector is Growing

The global rail sector is growing! Its market is estimated at € 113 billion for 2017-2020, with annual growth of +1.5%. France is resisting well and positioning itself as the world's third largest railway market behind Germany and China. The French domestic market increased to € 8.2 billion in 2015-2017. France enjoys a significant reputation [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:28:14+01:00January 16th, 2018|Signaling Solutions|

The RSSRail conference 2017

On November 14-16th, the RSSRail Conference was held in Pistoia, Italy. The conference brought together researchers, engineers and academics from the rail industry, who are interested in building critical advanced railway applications and systems. Our Chief Strategy officer, Arne Borälv, was there to represent Shift2Rail and Trafikverket. In November I attended the RSSR2017 Conference on [...]

By |2018-01-09T09:33:08+01:00January 9th, 2018|Events, Signaling Solutions|

Interlocking Design Automation at Suburban line Roslagsbanan

With the opening of Roslags Näsby on December 10, we proudly conclude that we contributed to 10 interlockings so far with auto-generated programs in service. At Roslags Näsby, Roslagsbanan forks into two branches, which makes the station a bit more involved than the average, with 14 switches. The project of auto-generating programs for Roslagsbanan with [...]

By |2017-12-19T10:07:42+01:00December 18th, 2017|Company News, Signaling Solutions|

Justify Investment in Modern Rail Control Solutions

Software for automating the development of signalling control solutions is critical for fast, cost efficient and safe development and deployment of modern rail control solutions. Business case for rail control solutions To build a business case for software automation for rail control you should compare traditional methods for developing signalling applications with a state of [...]

By |2017-11-02T07:50:05+01:00October 18th, 2017|Signaling Solutions|

Formal Methods for Railway Interlocking

In the early days of railway history there were no interlocking systems. It was considered enough to have personnel at the train stations manually observing trains and operating signals. The need for automatic signalling eventually became evident: human beings tend to make mistakes, which can lead to serious accidents, and the capacity of railroads was [...]

By |2017-10-13T12:16:04+01:00October 13th, 2017|Formal Methods, Signaling Solutions|

Transport system 2018-2029 – The Swedish Transport Administrations proposals for National Plans for the Future Railroad

On August 31, 2017, the Swedish Transport Administration's Director General, Lena Erixon, submitted to the Swedish Government the "Proposal for National Transport Planning Plan 2018-2029". Erixon points out that the starting point for this plan has been to work with, and contribute to an efficient, modern and sustainable transport system. This plan represents a financial [...]

By |2021-11-20T12:51:43+01:00October 11th, 2017|Signaling Solutions|

How to handle Complexity and Safety for Modern Railroads

The digitalized railway signaling systems of today are becoming increasingly complex with more and more functionality added to make better use of the existing infrastructure, while maintaining the highest level of safety. This also means that the task of assessing the safety and function of these system becomes more and more complex and often constitutes [...]

By |2017-10-11T09:18:12+01:00October 4th, 2017|Formal Methods, Signaling Solutions|

Prover iLock Demo

Prover iLock is a desktop tool for producing fully documented, tested and verified application software for railway interlocking systems, ready for compilation and installation on the target platform. In this demo we will show, in short: Configuration of a new interlocking Interactive and scripted simulation of the resulting signaling system Automatic generation of code for [...]

By |2017-10-04T09:20:42+01:00October 4th, 2017|Signaling Solutions|

A New Way of Thinking for the Railway Industry

There is a need for a modern approach if infrastructure managers are going to keep up with the future demand. Capacity must increase, preferably fast and cost efficient, and be delivered with a high service level to meet the demand of the future traveler. In the article Is ‘outside-the-box’ thinking enough to implement new rail [...]

By |2017-10-05T13:10:42+01:00October 3rd, 2017|Signaling Solutions|

When the Future is tied to the Railway Industry

Caltrans (The California Department of Transportation) recently released a research report that details the impact of the railway industry on the states economy. The report is an early research product supporting the 2018 California State Rail Plan and provides an overview of opportunities for how railway can address the states needs and challenges in the [...]

By |2017-09-21T10:39:08+01:00September 11th, 2017|Signaling Solutions|
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