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By providing integrity information and improving positioning accuracy and, EGNOS makes it possible to determine train locations while reducing the dependence on expensive trackside infrastructure. Investigations are currently ongoing to characterise the expected level of performance for rail applications by using GNSS with EGNOS augmentation – specifically for safety-relevant applications. Meanwhile, EGNOS is fit to support railway logistics applications such as the monitoring of freight and dangerous goods movement. The next version of EGNOS will augment Galileo signals which may further enhance the service quality offered by EGNOS to the railway community and expand its potential for new applications.

Aside from the more well-known use cases such as for providing passenger information services, European GNSS serves the rail sector in various other ways. EGNOS delivers integrity, improves availability and enhances accuracy for safety critical applications such as railway signalling. As a result of the shift towards a GNSS-based European Train Control System (ETCS), rail will benefit from improved safety and lower operational costs, and all of Europe will enjoy safer rail journeys on regional and low-density lines, with reduced pollution and more precise information services for rail customers.

EGNOS for the RAIL Sector means

  • Less infrastructure
  • Lower investment and operational costs
  • Improved availability
  • Enhanced accuracy
  • Increased safety
  • Less pollution
  • More precise passenger information services

Latest News

10 years of Open Service logo
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Over the last ten years, EGNOS OPEN SERVICE has been providing end-users with a wide range of benefits. Increased and more...

Compliance at all airports (from 01/Apr/2018 to 31/Jul/2019))
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Teodoro Seoane, from ESSP, presented in the Annual EGNOS workshop the EGNOS system status and performance for the period of 18 April...

Proton M/Breeze M launch vehicle
Friday, October 11, 2019

The EUTELSAT 5 West B satellite was successfully launched on a Proton M/Breeze M launch vehicle from Pad 39 at Baikonur...

Latest Documents

Monthly Performance Report October 2019 cover
Monthly performance report
Friday, November 8, 2019

This report presents the EGNOS services performance during October 2019. The report contains global results for the reported period,...

Monthly Performance Report September 2019 cover
Monthly performance report
Monday, October 7, 2019

This report presents the EGNOS services performance during September 2019. The report contains global results for the reported period...

Monthly Performance Report August 2019 cover
Monthly performance report
Friday, September 6, 2019

This report presents the EGNOS services performance during August 2019. The report contains global results for the reported period,...