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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

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the H2020 Space NCP Network COSMOS2020 are organising a Horizon 2020 International Space...

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

ION GNSS+, the most important technical meeting of GNSS in the world, took place on 24-28 September in Miami. This event attracts the...

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

For four days during the third week of September the focus in Berlin was on ...

Latest Documents

EGNOS Monthly Performance Report October 2018
Monthly performance report
Thursday, November 8, 2018

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

Monthly performance report September 2018
Monthly performance report
Friday, October 5, 2018

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

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,...