Ansaldo STS Train Control and Signalling Systems and Services
Ansaldo STS is a leading international technology company operating in the global railway and mass-transit transportation business, providing traffic management, planning, train control and signalling systems and services.
It acts as lead contractor and turnkey provider on major projects worldwide. Ansaldo STS is headquartered in Genoa, Italy, and employs over 4,200 people in 28 countries.
Rail signalling systems
Ansaldo STS provides full service capabilities for signalling and transport systems in the areas of:
- High-speed rail
- Mainlines and freight
- Mass transit and light rail
- Computer-based interlocking
- Planning, supervision and traffic control
- Operation and maintenance
High-speed line design, construction, project management, maintenance and financing
Ansaldo STS can carry out design, construction, testing, commissioning, system engineering, system integration, project management, operation, maintenance and project financing of complete high-speed lines or any of their subsystems.
Turnkey rail project management
Ansaldo STS may also act as lead or main contractor or partner for overall transportation systems, including complete high-speed railway systems such as the Italian high-speed network. As lead contractor, Ansaldo STS provides end-to-end timely, successful and on-budget solutions for turnkey projects of any size or complexity, offering the following services:
- System design
- Project financing
- Design, build, finance and operate (DBFO)
- Build, operate and transfer (BOT)
- Design, build, operate and maintain (DBOM)
- System integration with interface management
- Operation and maintenance
- After-sales service
ERTMS upgrades for signalling systems
Ansaldo STS provides full-service capabilities to large railway networks like India, France, Italy and the US. In Europe, the company is central to upgrading to the European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS), leading to the interoperability of differing countries’ networks.
Ansaldo STS also pioneered the high-speed railway transportation era by commissioning the very first high-speed signalling system for the first LGV in revenue service in 1981 in France (LGV Paris-Lyon). In 2005, Ansaldo STS set another landmark, by putting into service the first high-speed line running on an ERTMS level two signalling system (AV Rome-Naples, in Italy).
The company’s main business lines in this area are:
- Operation and traffic control
- Wayside signalling systems and equipment
- Computer-based interlocking systems for single main stations or multi-station type for lines
- On-board automation and vital equipment
- Operation support systems
- Communications-based train control
- Service and maintenance
The most advanced railway networks and mass-transit operators can only rely on the most sophisticated, high-tech and safest components available. Ansaldo STS develops these at three world-leading factories located in Italy, France and the US.
Products and Services
Communication-Based Train Control (CBTC)
Communication-Based Train Control (CBTC) is leading a new era of rail transit control, enhancing flexibility, reducing maintenance costs and improving interoperability. When it's time to decide on a CBTC solution, choose the experience of a proven leader in integrated mass transit signalling and turnkey systems.
European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS)
The European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS) is the new European, interoperable railway signalling system.
FAST Configuration Tool
FAST is Ansaldo STS's suite of tools for design and configuration of the new generation of IXL systems.
Satellite and Telecoms for Train Control System
Ansaldo STS is using the latest satellite and telecom technologies to develop cost-efficient train control systems with greater flexibility, global adaptability and optimised lifecycle costs.
Train Conformity Check System (TCCS™)
The Train Conformity Check System (TCCS™) is a technological system that automatically detects 'irregular conditions' that affect rolling stock in transit.
Complete Transportation Solutions for Passengers and Freight
Ansaldo STS supports its clients worldwide to create and develop more reliable and sustainable networks that ease urban mobility and solve the challenges of today's population and cities' rapid growth.
Satellite Technologies for New Cost-Efficient Train Control Systems
Ansaldo STS is a world leading provider of signalling solutions that are based on the ERTMS-ETCS platform, which has become the de facto global standard with more than 37,000km contracted worldwide and more than 8,000km in operation.
Ansaldo STS awarded MYR168.7m signalling within KTMB’s Klang Valley railway.Read more
Ansaldo STS awarded $42m contract to design and build a new signalling system for LIRR.Read more
Ansaldo STS (STS.MI), through its controlled company Ansaldo STS France S.A., has been appointed by Société des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles (STIB) for the assignment of the framework agreement for the design, construction, supply, installation, testing and commissioning, maintenance support option of CBTC-based signalling system including ATS, and system integration of CBTC, ATS, passenger information and passenger announcement for the lines 1&5 and 2&6 of Brussels metro network (the 'Framework Agreement').Read more
The Ansaldo STS - Stadler consortium has won contracts to modernise the subway of Glasgow with state-of-the-art technology. The contracts include the supply of 17 new trains, communication-based train control (CBTC) driverless signalling technology, platform screen doors and depot equipment, and related maintenance support services to upgrade the 10.5km long twin subway lines, and 15 stations of the Glasgow Subway system.Read more
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has been authorised by Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) to proceed with the implementation of Metro Rail System for Noida - Greater Noida Corridor.Read more
Ansaldo STS was awarded a $338 million contract from Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to furnish a complete positive train control (PTC) system on their entire commuter rail network.Read more
As members of the ARH consortium (including Ansaldo STS SpA, RSEA Engineering Corp. and Hitachi, Ltd.), Ansaldo STS and Hitachi have signed a turnkey contract with New Taipei City Government Department of Rapid Transit System (NTCG DORTS).Read more
After its successive implementations on High Speed One and Cambrian Lines, Ansaldo STS's interlocking technology has been selected for the Network Rail project to re-signal and upgrade the line from Ferriby to Gilberdyke (county of North Humberside). The re-signalling contract has been awarded to the consortium of Ansaldo STS and Linbrooke Services.Read more
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