Finmeccanica will Upgrade Russian Railway Network
Russian Railways and Italian manufacturer Finmeccanica have signed an agreement to collaborate on joint projects to modernise the Russian rail network.
Under the deal, the companies intend to introduce modern systems for train control, signalling, automation and transport safety using microprocessor and satellite technology.
The proposed joint venture intends to create and replicate a new train control system based on the ITARUS-ATC system, as well as create and replicate the latest transport safety systems, particularly intelligent systems and risk assessment systems.
The parties will also use the basis of the ITARUS-ATC system to create integrated microprocessor-based dispatch centralisation complexes, using satellite navigation, a digital channel and advanced diagnostic systems.