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

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…

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…

Sunday, October 23, 2022

The EGNOS status session was packed with useful content for EGNOS users, presented by experts from EUSPA and ESSP Interesting case…

Latest Documents

Monthly performance report
Tuesday, November 08, 2022

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

Service Notices
Tuesday, October 18, 2022

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

Monthly performance report
Friday, October 07, 2022

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