Indra to unveil new system for railway traffic management solutions

28 November 2011 (Last Updated November 28th, 2011 18:30)

Indra is planning to unveil its advanced railway traffic management solution, ticketing and access control systems, as well as its STACrail, a system for assisted exploitation, at BcnRail, the international railway industry show in Barcelona, Spain.

Indra is planning to unveil its advanced railway traffic management solution, ticketing and access control systems, as well as its STACrail, a system for assisted exploitation, at BcnRail, the international railway industry show in Barcelona, Spain.

The DaVinci system for railway traffic management solutions has been developed with Adif, which is being used in the Spanish high-speed network, the Metro de Medellin and the London Underground.

Alongside this order, Da Vinci has also been awarded the management of Morocco and Lithuania's rail networks as well as the traffic management of the future La Meca-Medina high-speed rail line.

The Spanish IT company is also planning to unveil a contactless ticketing technology which allows greater passenger flow as the cards can be verified with radio frequency from contactless access control systems, unlike the ticket system.

Indra is expected to receive the €440m contract under the framework of the tender awarded by the Saudi Railway Organisation to implement the railway traffic management, telecommunications, ticketing and security systems for the high speed line (AVE) connecting Mecca and Medina.

under the framework of the tender awarded by the Saudi Railway Organisation to the Spanish consortium to equip, manage and maintain this line for 12 years.

The consortium will equip, manage and maintain the largest railway line for 12 years, extending 450km and carrying about 160,000 passengers a day.

Indra has been providing ticketing technology to the metro networks of Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Lisbon, Chile, Mumbai and Shangai, Mexi DF's suburban railway of the Mexico City metropolitan area, the Metro of Austin (Texas) or St Louis light rail, in the US, or Kuala Lumpur railway lines in Malaysia.

Indra will also unveil STACrail, a multifunctional tool used for control and global management of railway transport which will replace CTC (centralised traffic control) used for control and global management of railway transport.

In addition, the company has developed a new RBC system (radio block center) to improve signaling for the future European traffic management system (ERTMS level 2) and RBC is being validated at the Rail Technology Centre (CTF) of Adif in Malaga, Spain.