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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

The full GNSS User Technology Report 2020 is available for download
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has just released its latest GNSS User Technology...

Rodrigo da Costa, Executive Director of the European GNSS Agency
Monday, October 19, 2020

On 16 October 2020, Rodrigo da Costa took up his duties as Executive Director of the European GNSS Agency...

European parliament in Brussels
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

On 12th October 2020, the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), held an exchange...

Latest Documents

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,...

111 - Monthly Performance Report - July 2020 cover
Monthly performance report
Friday, August 7, 2020

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