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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Further insights on how Nokia Railway solutions help ensure safe, on-time and connected journeys
- Communications network from Nokia supports safe and reliable operations on a newly expanded railway line in Kuala Lumpur 05 Oct 2016
- Nokia expands Packet Core portfolio to meet private LTE network requirements in support of IoT and Smart Cities29 Sep 2016
- Nokia celebrates the opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel one year ahead of schedule01 Jun 2016