Estonia awards rail traffic management contract

Estonian RailwaysEstonian Railways awarded Indra a EUR 18.4 million contract to design, develop, install, and commission the traffic management and control system for the 1,214 km of rail network.

The contract includes the system maintenance for two years after the start-up of the last line, scheduled for 2025.

“For Eesti Raudtee, the stages of implementing the new traffic management automation software are closely related to the schedule of the CCS – Control Command and Signalling System project. Its aim is to automate and digitize the processes related to traffic management allowing the development of traffic schedules, the management of traffic by train dispatchers and the collection of traffic statistics for analysis,” Erik Laidvee, the CEO of Eesti Raudtee, said.

Under the contract, Indra will implement a complete traffic control and management that will include centralised traffic control, regulation, and planning systems and will be based on the Rail TMS-Traffic Management System. This integrated and open management system provides a high degree of automation and incorporates the advantages of digitalisation.

The modularity and flexibility of the solution enables an orderly deployment in phases, hand in hand with a signalling modernisation that will have a positive impact on several national lines, savings the costs.

In addition, the solution improves the punctuality and passenger information services and provides fast and efficient incident management, which results in better passenger services increasing railway market share and promoting a sustainable mobility. It also enables the planning of maintenance tasks.

Indra thus becomes a partner of Eesti Raudtee in the modernization process to improve the quality, traffic management, and safety of rail infrastructures.

Estonian Railways is implementing the development plan which includes infrastructure modernisation and the introduction of modern signalling and traffic control systems. By 2024, it is expected a EUR 431 million for infrastructure modernisation to increase the capacity of the rail passenger and freight services. In June, the European Investment Bank provided a loan for infrastructure works which include signalling modernisation.


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