For more than ten years, the simulation and advanced training solutions department has delivered quality training tools and instruments.
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
- 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:
- Maintenance staff
- Emergency staff
A cultural and trading barrier across Europe for centuries, the Alps remains so for transport. Implications have been marked in Switzerland as traffic has largely been in transit, rather than for Swiss producers or consumers.
Transdev has been selected Transurb’s simulation technology, based on the company's advanced training tools combining innovation and portability as well as the working methodology.
In these unprecedented and challenging times, social distancing has disrupted traditional learning activities.
Stadler has appointed Transurb to deliver two Full-Cab Simulators to Wales and Borders: one Stadler FLIRT and one Stadler CityLink.
Last year, Vy had chosen Transub’s bespoke solution and purchased two portable and state-of-the-art Nano Simulators.
Transurb Simulation is excited to announce its presence at the AusRail+ Conference and Exhibition, which takes place from 3-5 December at the Sydney International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney).
Brussels City Transport (STIB) has designated Transurb to upgrade the Full-Cab Simulator for the 2005 CAF M6 metro.
Transurb Simulation's training solution has been selected by SETRAG, the operating company of the Trans-Gabon Railway and subsidiary of COMILOG.
On the third occasion in two years, Transurb has been selected to provide ETCS training solutions by metropolitan Sydney area operator Sydney Trains and the Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW).
Transurb received a Norwegian State Railways (NSB) delegation to review its training solution in April, which was completed by the signature of the Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT).
Transurb has been chosen by Bombardier to provide a light rail vehicle (LRV) simulator to Brussels City Transport (STIB).
Transurb has supplied its Compact Simulator to Metro de Medellín, Colombia, in record time following the award of the contract in December 2017.
Network Rail has selected Transurb/LGM for the European Train Control System (ETCS) specific driver and traction maintenance training materials for the digital railway programme.
French Deutsche Bahn subsidiary railway operator Euro Cargo Rail has received Transurb's Nano simulators.
Transurb is making progress on the SETRAG project for the installation of EMD SD40 and GM GT46A compact simulators.
Transurb's project for Greater Anglia, UK, has advanced with the installation of two new train driving simulators.
New international freight corridors around Europe and the deployment of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) have made cross-border operation a challenging training topic within the railway industry.
Tunisian transportation company TRANSTU has chosen Transurb to refurbish their two full-cab light rail simulators, as well as their instructor and observation stations.
TrainLab is Transurb's interactive next-generation training solution created for railways.
Transurb Simulation’s general manager Yannick Gilis has succeeded Peter Van Gaelen as Transurb SA’s new chief executive officer as of 1 July.
Transurb’s team finished the training of KRAO’s instructors (Kouvolan Rautatie ja Aikuiskoulutus Oy) as part of the client’s NS2020 Project.
Transurb Simulation has announced that we will be presenting at the Innovative Trade Fair for Transport Technology 2018 from 18-21 September.
The national Belgian railway (SNCB) has chosen Transurb for the upgrade of its 51 simulators across Belgium with ETCS level 2, including two full-scale and 49 compact simulators.
Transurb and the Norwegian railway operator NSB have been collaborating for almost 10 years and continue to do so on a new project.
SETRAG is expecting a high growth in traffic on the 670km-long Trans-Gabon Railway in the next several years.
It is important for railway equipment to be refurbished to ensure compatibility with advanced technology, quality, and security.
Euro Cargo Rail has chosen Transurb's advanced mobile simulators for installation in Paris, France.
Transurb has been chosen to supply Medellín Metro with a simulation programme for driver training.
SBS Transit, Singapore, has launched the Transurb automatic metro train driving simulators in December.
Transurb has completed its delivery of 24 ERTMS Nano+ Simulators to Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) in Australia in November.
Cockerill Maintenance & Ingénierie (CMI) acquired 82% of Transurb in June, marking a highlight in the company's history.
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.
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.
Transurb lands on another continent! Transport for New South Wales is entrusting the development of an ERTMS training solution to us.
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.
A new simulation room including six state-of-the-art compact simulators with interchangeable desks has been delivered to ONCF in Morocco.
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.
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.
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.
Trying one's hand at train driving is now possible for anyone thanks to the two simulators in Train World.
Grindrod Locomotives called on us for the delivery of a simulator copying one of its freight trains.
For one of its customers, Vecturis purchased a freight train driving simulation solution.
Alstom called upon our services to help them provide BDK (Denmark) with a computer-based simulator for ERTMS level 2.
Alstom Belgium tests and validates its ERTMS systems thanks to a very accurate Compact Simulator that we delivered.
Transurb designed one Full-Cab and four Compact simulators for the new freight trains of FDP in Colombia.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.