Rail operator Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ) has completed the integration of Teltronic’s TETRA solution with the ETCS (European Train Control System) delivered by Bombardier Signaling company.

This system will be used for the Zhetygen-Altynkol line signalling application.

The system was implemented on a 300km railway line where the locomotive signalling system was deployed for various traffic densities.

KTZ said that the tests showed that the whole system was stable under high load and regular rail traffic, as per the system specifications and requirements.

The system is integrated through the TETRA NEBULA infrastructure and on-board equipment, EN50155/EN45545.

Teltronic Transport Business Development director Felipe Sanjuán said: “TETRA is spectrally more efficient, has a greater range of functions, and is significantly cheaper than GSM-R, that’s why this technology is breaking through even in European countries, where GSM-R is the commonly deployed technology in signalling systems.”

“In other places of the world, where customers can choose the technology to support ETCS, TETRA becomes a very interesting option, especially in those countries that don’t have allocated spectrum to GSM-R for transport.”

In January, Teltronic secured a contract from Trensurb to replace the communications system on the Porto Alegre Metro network in Brazil.

Teltronic will deliver the latest version of TETRA’s communications system to the metro of the capital city, Rio Grande do Sul.

Last year, Indonesia’s PT Len Industri and Teltronic signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to co-develop rail signalling systems.

Under the collaboration, the companies will explore joint development of an interface by integrating LEN’s ETCS and CBTC signalling platform and Teltronic’s TETRA and/or LTE telecommunication system.