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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 GEO Swaps successfully completed!
Friday, March 27, 2020

The EGNOS geostationary satellite (GEO) ASTRA SES-5 (GEO-1/PRN 136) has been introduced in the operational platform replacing...

Second GEO Swap successfully completed!
Friday, February 28, 2020

The EGNOS geostationary satellite (GEO) ASTRA 5-B (GEO-2/PRN 123) has been introduced in the operational platform replacing satellite...

European Space Week 2019 hall
Monday, February 24, 2020

As one of the three European Space Programs, EGNOS had a prominent role at the European Space Week event that took place in...

Latest Documents

Service Notice #22 EGNOS Space Segment Updates in the First Quarter of 2020
Service Notices
Friday, March 27, 2020

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

106 - Monthly Performance Report - February 2020
Monthly performance report
Friday, March 6, 2020

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

105 - Monthly Performance Report - January 2020
Monthly performance report
Friday, February 7, 2020

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