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Transurb Simulation and Advanced Training Solutions

Transurb is a private company from Belgium active in the development of rail and urban mobility solutions, as well as rail simulation and advanced training tools.

Bespoke rail simulation solutions

The simulation department was born 15 years ago by combining the considerable expertise of Transurb with a young and dynamic team. The department is specialised in the design, manufacture and delivery of bespoke rail simulation solutions.

With its acute sense of pedagogy and innovation, Transurb Simulation offers modern and empowering solutions to companies aiming for state-of-the-art training tools to support their training programme. Well-aware of the importance of providing high-quality solutions and maintaining long-term relationships with our customers, our philosophy pools pedagogy, a co-creative approach, upgradability and flexibility.

Simulators and advanced training solutions for the rail industry

Our simulators and advanced training solutions are dedicated to passengers, freight and urban rail transports and can take several forms, including nano, nano+, compact and full-scale simulators, as well as tablet applications, procedural trainers and virtual reality solutions.

Nano simulators are computer-based, associating theoretical training with a first practical driving experience through simulation. They offer the highest degree of portability and are ideal to learn theory or procedures.

The Nano+ simulator is the state-of-the-art computer-based simulator combines portability, design and performance. It consists of a screen with an unrivalled resolution integrating the computer tower, a touchscreen and instrumentations connected by USB to clip onto your desk. This solution is perfect for signalling training.

Compact simulators, with or without interchangeable desks, are an advanced training tool provides a high degree of immersion while optimising the space dedicated to simulators in the training centre. This cost-effective solution can be equipped with interchangeable desks, enabling training for several types of rolling stock with just one unit.

Full-scale simulators, with or without motion system, provide the most intense and accurate driving experience to trainees aspiring to become drivers. This solution can be used to teach most topics and operational needs and is particularly useful to train for new types of rolling stocks or potential adaptations and upgrades.

Tablet applications include TrainLab, our cutting-edge application that can be considered as the interactive handbook of your train. Plunged into his train, learners get familiarised with a new rolling stock with or without the help of a wizard, and discover its functioning thanks to texts, videos, animations, pictures and audio explanations.

Virtual reality solutions for training of railway personnel

Virtual reality solutions offer the perfect balance between immersion and portability. Its possibilities are limitless, including procedural training such as for breakdowns and malfunctions, recruiting and branding application amongst others.

These solutions can also cover a large number of topics, including:

  • Rolling stock discovery and familiarisation
  • Failures management
  • Route familiarisation
  • Signalling systems, train protection systems and transitions between signalling systems
  • European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS)
  • Communications-based train control (CBTC)
  • Maintenance procedures and training
  • Eco-driving
  • Driving in degraded mode
  • Radio and communication protocols
  • Track safety procedures
  • Coupling and uncoupling
  • Vocational training

These solutions are particularly suited for initial and continuous training of:

  • Conductors
  • Drivers
  • Maintenance staff
  • Emergency staff

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Press Release

Transurb Delivers 24 ERTMS Simulators to Transport for New South Wales

Transurb has completed its delivery of 24 ERTMS Nano+ Simulators to Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) in Australia in November.

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Transurb Technirail Simulation, Training and Recruitment Solutions

For over 10 years, the simulation and advanced training solutions department has delivered quality training tools and instruments. Building on the pool of expertise that is available within Transurb Technirail, the department has the skills and experience to quickly understand complex topics in the domain of public transport.


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Press Release

22 February 2018

Transurb has been chosen to supply Medellín Metro with a simulation programme for driver training.

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15 February 2018

SBS Transit, Singapore, has launched the Transurb automatic metro train driving simulators in December.

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8 February 2018

Transurb has completed its delivery of 24 ERTMS Nano+ Simulators to Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) in Australia in November.

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1 February 2018

Cockerill Maintenance & Ingénierie (CMI) acquired 82% of Transurb in June, marking a highlight in the company's history.

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16 June 2017

Motivated by the will to offer decentralised training tools in tune with current technological development, Transurb has launched into the development of a cutting-edge application for tablets.

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26 April 2017

Transurb has been appointed as supplier for the two full-mission driving cab simulators dedicated to the training of Abellio East Anglia drivers by STADLER Bussnang last week.

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5 March 2017

Transurb lands on another continent! Transport for New South Wales is entrusting the development of an ERTMS training solution to us.

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8 February 2017

We embarked on a brand new challenge in the field of simulation: a '3D Cave Simulator' to train track maintenance staff for safety procedures, assess their time response in stressful environment and certify their skills.

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30 November 2016

A new simulation room including six state-of-the-art compact simulators with interchangeable desks has been delivered to ONCF in Morocco.

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24 October 2016

Transurb Simulation was in charge of upgrading the 46 train driving simulators of the Belgian railway company to enable training for the European protection system.

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1 May 2016

SBS Transit, one of the leading bus and rail operators in Singapore, ordered a brand-new simulation room to train its staff for driver-less metro.

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9 April 2016

As part of its strategic evolution, Kouvolan Rautatie ja Aikuiskoulutus Oy (KRAO a railway training centre in Finland) requested a brand-new simulation room in Kouvola. The latter, called 'NewSimu2020', will include six Nano and six Compact Simulators, an instructor station and observation facilities to train Finnish drivers for the Siemens Vectron Sr3 train and for ERTMS.

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15 January 2016

Trying one's hand at train driving is now possible for anyone thanks to the two simulators in Train World.

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30 June 2015

Grindrod Locomotives called on us for the delivery of a simulator copying one of its freight trains.

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31 December 2014

For one of its customers, Vecturis purchased a freight train driving simulation solution.

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31 December 2014

Alstom called upon our services to help them provide BDK (Denmark) with a computer-based simulator for ERTMS level 2.

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31 December 2014

Alstom Belgium tests and validates its ERTMS systems thanks to a very accurate Compact Simulator that we delivered. The custom-made solution, located in Charleroi (Belgium), is optimal for Alstom to test its railway control systems such as ERTMS. The simulator also proves to be an appealing asset as customers and prospects can easily try out the systems.

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31 December 2014

Transurb designed one Full-Cab and four Compact simulators for the new freight trains of FDP in Colombia.

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9 September 2014

Since 2014, we have been collaborating on 'Innovations for a Global Rail Management System' (INOGRAMS), an R&D project led by Alstom Charleroi (Belgium) for the emergence of global RTMS.

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4 September 2014

Transurb Simulation is currently participating in the development of TrainSim.net a 'web-based simulator' in collaboration with the catholic University of Louvain (UCL), Multitel and Defimedia thanks to the Walloon Region.

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11 December 2012

Transurb Technirail has been selected by Vecturis through international competitive bidding to provide the rail division of the Angola Exploration Mining Resources (AEMR) with a locomotive driving simulator to assist the future mining train drivers operating on the CFM network (Angola).

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6 June 2012

RATP, the Parisian public transport operator, and Transurb Technirail have known each other for some time now. Back in 2007, Transurb Technirail cooperated in a project, named OURAGAN, with OKTAL to supply 21 compact training units for the training of RATP's RER A line drivers.

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23 May 2012

Cairo Metro was the first ever metro network in Africa. Today, the estimated 17 million inhabitants of Cairo have access to three metro lines, with a fourth line currently under construction.

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9 May 2012

In January 2011, Prasarana selected Transurb Technirail to develop a customised driving simulator. Our partnership resulted in the development, installation and maintenance of a multi-functional driving simulator and four compact workstations.

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Transurb Simulation

Rue Fond des Bas Prés, 1

5000 Namur


VAT: BE0413 393 907 +32 (0) 81 58 31 09 www.transurb.com/simulation www.linkedin.com/company-beta/1087399/

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