High-speed rail line completion means 200km/h Warsaw-Gdansk

The Alstom, Thales and Nokia consortium have completed a complex signalling upgrade enabling the implementation of 200km/h services on the E65 railway line linking Warsaw and Gdynia.

The consortium has completed the delivery of the ERTMS/ETCS Level 2 signalling system for the E65 railway line which is under modernisation and links Warsaw in central Poland with Gdynia, in the north of the country. This project was based on a contract previously signed with PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A.

The delivery of the state-of-the-art technology on 350km of line that covers 35 railway stations enables trains to travel at speeds of 200km/h. The project was one of the largest and most complex projects in the history of Poland’s railways. The joint effort of the parties involved has resulted in a significant improvement of safety and passenger comfort, as well as line capacity that will contribute to shorter train travel duration.

Alstom and Thales Polska were responsible for the design and implementation of ERTMS/ETCS Level 2 signalling solution, and Nokia for providing the GSM-R system. Within the scope of the project, the consortium upgraded eight integrated control rooms, delivered remote traffic control and management systems, turn-key solutions for dispatcher centres, an integrated passenger information system and CCTV solutions.

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