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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

EGNOS Space Segment changes in the first quarter of 2020
Friday, January 17, 2020

The EGNOS geostationary satellite (GEO) INMARSAT 4F2 (PRN 126) has been introduced in the operational platform replacing satellite...

What integrity concept for the rail sector based on EGNSS would enable rationalising the current rail signalling infrastructure?
Monday, January 13, 2020

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) has issued an...

Imminent changes in the EGNOS Space Segment!!
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Still not aware of the upcoming temporal modifications in the EGNOS Space Segment starting the 9th January 2020? Please, check...

Latest Documents

Service Notice #22 EGNOS Space Segment Updates in the First Quarter of 2020
Service Notices
Friday, January 17, 2020

The EGNOS Service Notices are notifications published whenever there is any complementary information that could have a relevant...

104 - Monthly Performance Report - December 2019
Monthly performance report
Thursday, January 9, 2020

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

103 - Monthly Performance Report - November 2019
Monthly performance report
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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