SIGNALLING

Track Circuit, Euro Balises and ERTMS Monitoring

  • Using dedicated sensors and software installed on our fleet, EURAILSCOUT is able to monitor information from the rail as ATB or Track Circuit.
  • Euro Balises, ERTMS components are also measured and stored for further analysis.

Any anomalies in the signal or message can be reported but also comparison with previous measurements are possible to anticipate breakdown and improve reliability.

All these measurements can be done simultaneously with other measurements (track geometry, overhead line or ultrasonic) to reduce cost and traffic management.

GSM-R Monitoring
The closed GSM-R network was developed and built especially for use in the railway environment. Currently, the system is being used for phone calls between the engineer and the traffic controller/dispatcher. In the new European safety system ERTMS, this network will increasingly play a decisive role, as more and more data applications, such as the transmission of timetables, are enabled via this system. Recurrent monitoring of these systems makes it possible for infrastructure operators to ensure the necessary signal quality of the GSM-R network is maintained. 

EURAILSCOUT specialises in measuring the radio coverage and signal strength of the GSM-R train radio network. The radio coverage and reception quality of both the analogue train radio (Telerail) and the new digital train radio (GSM-R) can be measured at speeds up to 140 km/h. These measurements play an increasingly important role in the refinement of the new European GSM-R train radio system everywhere.

ATB Monitoring 
The ATB-EG system is a train control system which permits rail traffic to operate at high speeds when clearance is given. Any faults, anomalies or the absence of the ATB signal can result in unnecessarily slow train operations or complete traffic stoppages. Regular monitoring of the quality of the ATB signals ensures that any problems are detected at an early stage, before they can interfere with actual train traffic.