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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 Annual Workshop logo with colosseum
Thursday, June 27, 2019

On 24-25 September 2019 at the ASI (Italian Space Agency) premises in Rome, the 9th EGNOS Annual Workshop aims at bringing...

New EDAS SDD booklet
Monday, June 3, 2019

A new release of the Service Definition Document (SDD) for the EGNOS Data Access Service (EDAS) has been published today!...

EGNOS remained unaffected after the GPS Week Rollover event
Thursday, April 11, 2019

EGNOS showed once again its robust design and its capability to cope with external events, in this case in front of the...

Latest Documents

Monthly Performance Report June 2019
Monthly performance report
Friday, July 5, 2019

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

Monthly Performance Report - May 2019
Monthly performance report
Friday, June 7, 2019

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