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12/28/2007



Rail News: Communication and Signal

Ansaldo STS subsidiary to install traffic management system for Germany's Deutsche Bahn



German railway Deutsche Bahn AG recently awarded a $367 million contract to Ansaldo STS subsidiary Ansaldo Segnalamento Ferroviario to design, build and install signaling equipment for the high-speed line between Saarbrücken and Mannheim.

The line is part of the POS Nord interoperable corridor that links Frankfurt and Paris. Ansaldo STS already has provided signaling for the entire French section.

The project represents the first application of the new European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) level one and level two in Germany on a line that crosses international borders and currently uses traditional signaling equipment, Ansaldo STS said. ERTMS is designed to make the line interoperable with all trains from other countries that might equip their corridors with the same system.


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