Rail

 

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

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Access here the new edition of the EGNOS bulletin to read unique success stories about the use of EGNOS in different domains.

EGNOS upgrade getting ready to improve performance
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

On 7 October 2022 at 7:32 UTC, an Inmarsat 4F2 geostationary satellite orbiting some 35.000 km above Earth began broadcasting…

EGNSS User Satisfaction Survey now open
Monday, October 24, 2022

The EGNOS User Satisfaction Survey is now open! This is your chance to tell us what you think about the programme and share your…

Latest Documents

Monthly performance report
Monday, January 09, 2023

This report presents the EGNOS services performance during December 2022. The report contains global results for the reported period,…

Service Notices
Tuesday, December 27, 2022

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

Monthly performance report
Friday, December 09, 2022

This report presents the EGNOS services performance during November 2022. The report contains global results for the reported period,…