Railway solutions for safe, on-time and connected journeys
Railway infrastructure is a critical component for a strong and sustainable economic environment in any country or region. The railways industry is entering an increasingly open and competitive world. Ensuring safety is still the main concern, while improving efficiency of operations, reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO) and ensuring connected journeys are also becoming major topics.
Communication networks play a crucial role in helping railway operators and public transport authorities ensure on-time, safe and connected journeys. They run alongside the railways infrastructure and are the path to providing reliable voice and data services for train control, operations and emergency communications, multimedia collaboration, video protection and also passenger connectivity.
Nokia helps guarantee future-proof investments with carrier-grade, highly reliable network solutions based on standardized technologies. We are also enabling smooth migration of legacy products and services towards the next generation of Railways broadband technology. Discover more in our brochure!
Read more and discover how to keep railway operator communications on the track to success.
China Railways modernizes their GSM-R network
The rapid build-up of China’s railways poses challenges in ensuring the safety and reliability of operations. The solution lies in our advanced mission critical end to end GSM-R solution that is helping to meet China Railway’s growing railway communications needs. Beyond GSM-R we are honored to work together with China Railway Corporation to defining a smooth migration path towards LTE for railways.
Solutions for railways - Safe, on-time and connected journeys
The future of transport is just around the corner. Operations are made more efficient, responses are faster, travel is made safer and passengers get to their destinations quicker. Hop on board and journey with us to the future.
Paving the way for the future of railway communications
Key challenges for rail operators today are the same for tomorrow: safety is the number one priority. So for rail operators the communications part of the train operation is crucial, as well as seeking to improve travel experience and attract more passengers.
Read more about transforming mission-critical communications for safe and efficient mainline, urban and freight operations.
Nokia is actively driving the future of safer and more efficient rail communication as a founding member of the Railway Operational Communication Industry Group. Get to know more
As metro networks become busier, more capacity is required
— not only for passengers, but also for operational applications and services. A promising solution lies with a unified ground-to-train radio networks based on 4G LTE technology. We, within a consortium called SYSTUF, conducted a trial project in real-world conditions on Paris metro line 14.
Read our whitepaper and watch our more detailed video.
We helped Norfolk Southern Rail boost safety and efficiency
with IP network, as one of North America’s largest freight railways upgraded its communications network to enhance safety, improve operational efficiency and support future business expansion.
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Nokia at Inno Trans 2016
Our experts demonstrated our capability for providing end-to end solutions and showed how we are helping our customers from the railways sector at InnoTrans 2016.
Further insights on how Nokia Railway solutions help ensure safe, on-time and connected journeys
Explore our Railway solutions
We are a unique vendor in the industry with a complete end-to-end Railway communications portfolio including the world leading GSM-R solution, LTE for railways, Broadband on trains, reliable backhauling network and a dedicated professional service team with proven turnkey capability and global presence.
Our highly secure and resilient wireless and fixed communications networks designed for urban, mass transit, main line and freight rail operators are based on industry standards to guarantee interoperability and long term support.
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