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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 signing of the contract will kick off 2-years of service preparation. © Copyright Eutelsat-Toys Films
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has selected Eutelsat Communications for the development, integration and operation of its next...

EGNOS App Update
Thursday, January 7, 2021

The EGNOS App has just been updated to version 2.2.0! This recent release comes with a brand new functionality: Satellite...

EGNOS Survey 2020
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP) have launched the 2020 edition of its EGNOS...

Latest Documents

117 - Monthly Performance Report - January 2021 cover
Monthly performance report
Friday, February 5, 2021

This report presents the EGNOS services performance during January 2021. The report contains global results for the reported period,...

116 - Monthly Performance Report - December 2020 cover
Monthly performance report
Monday, January 11, 2021

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

115 - Monthly Performance Report - November 2020 cover
Monthly performance report
Wednesday, December 9, 2020

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