Signalling-Telecommunications

Projects / HORIZONTAL PROJECTS /   27.04.2016

 

ERTMS System (ETCS & GSM-R)

The Trans-European System ERTMS (European Railways Traffic Management System) which comprises the systems ETCS (European Traffic Control System) and GSM – R (Global System Mobile for Rail), radically enhances traffic safety, while at the same time ensuring the interoperability between railway networks as required by the European Union.

 

The system ETCS (Automatic Train Protection-ATP) comprises two subsystems, the Train System and the Track System, which allow for the following 

  • constant supervision of the maximum train speed allowed
  • automatic protection against speed violations, by applying operational braking or emergency braking, as well as automatic train stopping using emergency braking, in case of a red light signal violation
  • a view of the light signal aspects inside the driver's cabin, using LEU (Lineside Electronic Units) and Εurobalises.

 

The system GSM-R (radio range system) is a digital communication system, based on the world-known and proven to be reliable GSM mobile telephony system, which meets all the needs for safe communication in a modern railway network.

 

The following contracts for the installation of railway systems are currently in progress:

 

  • Signalling Resetting in SKA – Thessaloniki (except for Tithorea – Domokos)

The project mainly involves the restoration (resetting) of the Signalling – Telecommanding systems, so that they regain their good operational status, as well as their upgrading, by adding options and new functions.

Funding:

 Operational Program Accessibility Improvement (OP-AI) 2014-2020 and National Funds

Project Cost: 

41.3 mil. Euros

Milestones:

Construction start:  2014

Project Completion: 2016

 

  • Track System ETCS Level 1 Acharnes-Thessaloniki–Promahonas (except for Tithorea–Domokos) and Oinoi-Chalkida

The physical object of the project is the installation of a Track System ETCS Level 1 in the main lines of the axis Athens–Thessaloniki-Promahonas (except for Tithorea–Domokos). The Track System will be designed as an addition to the existing signalling system, the main principles of which will not be modified. 

Funding:

Operational Program (OP) “Railways, Airports, Urban Transportation” (RAUT) 2000-2006

Operational Program (OP) “Accessibility Improvement” (AI) 2007-2013

Operational Program (OP) "Transport Infrastructure, Environment and Sustainable Development" 2014-2020

Project Cost:

 17 mil. Euros

Milestones:

Construction start:  2007

Project Completion: 2017

                                       

  • Train System ETCS Level 1 

The physical object of the project is the installation of the Train System ETCS on OSE locomotives. The term "Train System ETCS" means the uniform integrated and operational subsystem of the Train Control System ETCS Level 1, with all the necessary hardware and software, which will ensure the operability of the overall ETCS system. 

Funding:

 Operational Program Accessibility Improvement (OP-AI) 2007-2013

Operational Program (OP) "Transport Infrastructure, Environment and Sustainable Development" 2014-2020

Project Cost: 

22.6 mil. Euros

Milestones:

Construction start:  2007

Project Completion: 2016

 

  • Installation of a GSM-R radio coverage in PATHE/P

The physical object of the project is the installation of a GSM-R system in the railway axis Kiato - Athens – Thessaloniki – Promahonas & Eidomeni (except for Tithorea - Domokos), including the sections SKA-Spata Airport, Tris Gefires-Piraeus, Oinoi-Chalkida and Thriassio Pedio-Ikonio, namely along 784 km of the PATHE/P.

The project contributes to the creation of a modern, fully operational and uniform data transfer system along the railway axis PATHE/P.

It covers the following main requirements:

  • High quality voice and data transfer even at high speeds
  • High quality and safety in signalling-telecommanding systems
  • An open system for the development of future applications both for railway use as well as for added value services to passengers

Funding:

Operational Program (OP) “Railways, Airports, Urban Transportation” (RAUT) 2000-2006

National Funds

Project Cost:

 63 mil. Euros

Milestones:

Construction start:  2006

Project Completion: 2016