GE has Launched Tempo ETCS Interlocking System

GE has Launched Tempo ETCS Interlocking System
April 25, 2012 7:10 am

GE Transportation has launched a new European train control system (ETCS) and computer-based interlocking system, as part of its new portfolio of rail signalling solutions called Tempo.

The company aims to enter the global European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) market with the new offering, which provides a complete range of ETCS-compliant wayside and onboard solutions.


Tempo Railway Solutions uses engineering tools and is designed around a hardware and software platform, which simplifies the execution of railway signalling projects.

The new solutions will help rail infrastructure managers and train operators meet their current and future requirements in terms of cost and time efficiency, while sustaining train control and interlocking systems with low revenue service impact and maximum energy efficiency.

GE PowerHaul diesel locomotives are expected to be used as ETCS Onboard Controller (OBC) demonstrators from 2013. Tempo Railway Solutions builds on the company’s experience in designing and deploying rail signalling systems around the world, as well as employing the new hardware and software technologies that have been developed at its recently opened centres of excellence in Italy and France.

GE Transportation’s Intelligent Control Systems accounts director Franco Fabbian said: “We are expanding our reach and building on our expertise beyond our traditional markets.”

GE’s PowerHaul series locomotive is engineered to generate more horsepower and tractive effort, while lowering fuel consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions when compared to locomotives currently in use.

The train, which reduces fuel use by up to 9% in compairon to current operating fleet averages, is equipped with the V16, twin-turbo PowerHaul engine, an advanced AC traction system and dynamic braking. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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