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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 Autumn 20’ Bulletin release
Friday, November 20, 2020

The EGNOS Autumn Bulletin edition is now available with the latest and most interesting contributions on EGNOS implementation...

EUROPEAN SPACE WEEK ONLINE EDITION
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Before the end of the year, there is one more opportunity to learn, exchange and network with EU Space leaders and innovators...

The User Consultation Platform (UCP) is a biennial event involving a wide range of users from 12 different market segments.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The EU Space Programme is evolving and so are the needs and requirements of its user community. The 3rd edition of the User...

Latest Documents

114 - Monthly Performance Report - October 2020 cover
Monthly performance report
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

This report presents the EGNOS services performance during October 2020. The report contains global results for the reported period,...

113 - Monthly Performance Report - September 2020 cover
Monthly performance report
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

This report presents the EGNOS services performance during September 2020. The report contains global results for the reported period...

112 - Monthly Performance Report - August 2020 cover
Monthly performance report
Monday, September 7, 2020

This report presents the EGNOS services performance during August 2020. The report contains global results for the reported period,...