New turnkey GSM-R infrastructure for ETCS L2 for Slovakia Railways (Železnice Slovenskej republiky)

New turnkey GSM-R infrastructure for ETCS L2 for Slovakia Railways (Železnice Slovenskej republiky)

The project has a volume of approximately 40 million euros

Vienna, Austria, March 23, 2023 - A consortium under the lead of Kontron Transportation won the public procurement for the implementation of a new turnkey GSM-R infrastructure for ETCS Level 2 on the line into the ŽSR network on the section Varín - Košice - Čierna nad Tisou - state border.

With the GSM-R mobile communication system, financed by the Connecting Europe Facility Found, a further milestone in the Slovakian Railway communication will be set. The objective of this modernization project is interconnecting Slovakia’s West and East by high quality railway infrastructure in accordance with the TEN-T interoperability requirements and the transport policies of Slovakia and the EU.

The GSM-R system will ensure mobile telecommunication and data communication for the needs of railway operation and for the introduction of the ERTMS system, i.e. the European Rail Traffic Management System, on the section of the railway infrastructure Varín - Košice - Čierna nad Tisou. It is the main railway corridor in the Slovakian Republic and connects Western and Eastern Europe.

A digital railway network will be built that will bring benefits for railway operators and passengers. For example, a modern communication system will enable railways to provide better information for passengers and reliable radio coverage will increase the safety of train drivers, maintenance crews and passengers.

A consortium of the companies Kontron Transportation s.r.o., AŽD Praha s.r.o. and Elektrizace železnic Praha a.s. will work on the realization of this project. Kontron Transportation is leading the consortium. “We are looking forward to a good cooperation with our partners and customer and to contributing to the modernization of another important section of the line,” says Bernd Eder, Chief Operating Officer, Kontron Transportation.

Kontron Transportation will develop, design, integrate and implement all components together with the consortium partners. The implementation work will start in the first quarter of 2023 and will take approximately 2 years.



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Kontron Transportation GmbH is a global leading supplier of dedicated end-to-end communication solutions for mission-critical networks that offers tailor made solutions to support its customers with their communication challenges. The company´s focus is to produce, transport and process voice, data and video information reliably and securely in an efficient and sustainable way. The core product portfolio includes GSM-Railways, FRMCS (future railway mobile communication system), MCx (mission-critical over public networks), 4G/5G public network solutions and IIoT solutions focusing on data processing. Main customers are railways and public transport operators all over Europe.
Kontron Transportation drives the evolution into the next generation of broadband solutions for mission-critical networks, for instance as an associated member of the European research initiative Shift2Rail. The company has more than 450 employees, 10 sites all over Europe and is headquartered in Vienna.


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