CANARAIL’s Signalling and Telecommunications teams are experienced at providing technical solutions that are specifically adapted to the needs of railway operators, taking into account users, operating plan, commercial speed and the types of available power supply. Throughout a project, from the initial design phase to commissioning and operation, CANARAIL’s experts strive to provide cost effective solutions to the operator.
CANARAIL is a member of the SYSTRA group, a world leader in the engineering of rail and urban transport. Close collaboration between CANARAIL’s experts and other members of the Group facilitates the development of quality solutions adapted to clients' needs in the areas of both bulk freight and passenger railway transportation.
CANARAIL’s expertise covers signalling systems ranging from semi-manual systems (train movements controlled from a computerized control centre without track side or on board signalling), to conventional systems using track-side equipment and wayside signals, and advanced systems (PCT, ERTMS) that provide secure train control with both track-side and in-cab equipment.
CANARAIL provides a team of highly qualified engineers with extensive experience in the fields of fiber optics, VHF transmission (train moves controlled and authorized by block signals) and GSM-R (in conjunction with ERTMS signalling systems), which are the main telecommunication systems used by railways. The design of these systems is usually done in concert with the signalling system design.
The high transmission rates achievable with fiber optics allow a railway operator to attract public or private investment in the system. The operator may lease a portion of the available transmission bandwidth to third parties while maintaining the same capacity and quality of service for railway communications.
Engineering Services for Signalling and Telecommunications
CANARAIL's signalling and telecommunications experts provide a large range of engineering and project services, predominantly to freight and mineral railways, including: