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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

EDAS NTRIP Service supports HTTP based communication
Monday, September 10, 2018

EDAS (EGNOS Data Access Service) is the EGNOS Data Access Service providing access over the Internet to EGNOS data and...

GEO swap on PRNs 120 & 136
Thursday, August 23, 2018

GEO 136 will be placed into the Operational Platform from 23/08/2018 at 10:00 UTC and GEO 120 will be placed into Test...

GNSS Funding opportunities
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

With four topics under the Horizon 2020 EGNSS MARKET UPTAKE 2019 call for proposals set to open on 16 October 2018, now is a...

Latest Documents

Monthly performance report
Monthly performance report
Friday, September 7, 2018

This report presents the EGNOS services performance during August 2018. The report contains global results for the reported period,...

Service Notice 15
Service Notices
Friday, August 31, 2018

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

EGNOS Performance report July 2018
Monthly performance report
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

This report presents the EGNOS services performance during July 2018. The report contains global results for the reported period,...