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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 Users Satisfaction
Thursday, July 12, 2018

The 2017 EGNOS User Satisfaction Survey results have been published!...

ESNC image with deadline and sponsors
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Less that five weeks left for interested startups, SMEs, entrepreneurs, researchers and students within your network to make their...

Monday, June 25, 2018

The EGNOS App has just been upgraded to version 2.0! This recent release comes full equipped with new functionalities, bug fixes and...

Latest Documents

Service Notice #18
Service Notices
Thursday, July 19, 2018

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

Open Service Roadmap
Service Implementation Roadmaps
Monday, July 9, 2018

This document aims at providing a high-level overview of the EGNOS Open Service expected evolution linked to the consecutive EGNOS or...

EDAS Roadmap
Service Implementation Roadmaps
Monday, July 9, 2018

This document aims at providing a high-level overview of the EDAS expected evolution linked to the consecutive service modifications,...