SIGNAL+DRAHT | Issue 11/2020

New secondary railway – innovative safeguarding vehicle movements

November 2020 | Daria Menzel, Martin Sommer, Jochen Trinckauf

The joint project entitled “New secondary railway: innovative vehicle movement safety control aimed at increasing the economic efficiency of regional railway lines” (German abbreviation: NSB) initially aims to develop new techniques and technologies for secondary railway infrastructure and on-board equipment. This, in turn, is required to enable their economical operations in future even in less-developed regions, whose transport density is relatively low. The project not only contributes to achieving climate policy goals, but it also constitutes an opportunity to make short-range passenger rail transport in rural districts more attractive, emphasising the importance of short-range passenger rail transport for public mobility services...

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