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Bombardier’s Onboard Rail Control is the First of its Type to be Approved for Operation in Poland
  • Major milestone for the Polish rail network upgrade
  • Warsaw, August 18, 2015 – Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has received official authorisation to operate its onboard rail control technology in European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) Level 2 mode in Poland. Bombardier is now the first rail signalling supplier to have this technology approved in Poland. This announcement also represents a major milestone in the development of the Polish rail network and adds another important market where Bombardier’s ERTMS portfolio has been approved.

    Slawomir Nalewajka, President, Rail Control Solutions, Bombardier Transportation Poland added, “This authorisation opens up a new chapter for Bombardier in our country, where we are already market leader for conventional rail signalling. It also brings new opportunities to equip other rail vehicles on the network, and I would like to express my appreciation to all in the project team on this success”.

    The announcement, made earlier this year, by the President of Poland’s Office of Rail Transport (Urząd Transportu Kolejowego), authorised the BOMBARDIER EBI Cab 2000 onboard system for operation on 104Ec type (EP09 series) electric locomotives. In addition, BOMBARDIER INTERFLO 450 solutions are also currently being installed on several major rail projects in Poland including on the E30, E65, and Pomeranian Metropolitan Railway lines.

    2015 is a milestone year for Bombardier with its Rail Control Solutions (RCS) division celebrating its 100th anniversary of rail control leadership. Its pioneering developments include the first Computer- Based Interlocking (CBI) and the world-wide ERTMS/ European Train Control System (ETCS)-standard balise technology. Today, Bombardier’s ETCS systems are in operation on over 29,000 km of track and 3,000 vehicles globally.

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