Globema implemented Smallworld in Polish Railways

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Globema has delivered an inventory system, based on Smallworld Network Inventory, for the implementation of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) on the railway segment Legnica-Wroclaw-Opole. Globema implemented this solution in cooperation with Alcatel-Lucent.

Globema was responsible for the delivery and implementation of the Network Inventory System covering the railway telecommunications infrastructure under the EU project “Modernisation of E30 railway line, Phase II. The implementation of ERTMS / ETCS ERTMS / GSM-R in Poland.” The project is run by PKP PLK SA, which is part of PKP Group – the largest railway operator in Poland.

ERTMS – the future of European railways

The ERTMS system is designed to establish an integrated and user-friendly railway system. In particular, it will:

  • improve the safety of the trains,
  • increase the capacity of the railway lines,
  • increase the maximum speed of trains (up to 200 km/h),
  • reduce the risk of accidents,
  • enable adaptation to international standards,
  • improve the quality of services.

The idea of ERTMS was adopted in Poland back in 2007 by the Council of Ministers as a project for modernization of the local railway system, and it means an implementation of EU policy in this area. ERTMS will eventually cover the major railway trails in Poland.

Smallworld Network Inventory

GE’s Smallworld Network Inventory [SNI] is a highly scalable portfolio of products that provide end-to-end view of multi-vendor, multi-technology networks. Globema’s solutions based on SNI platform cover physical, logical and resource facing services. Smallworld Network Inventory supports network design and build in the same environment as network documentation.

About PKP Group

PKP Group holds a leading position on the Polish railway market and determines its development. It was founded in 2001 as a result of the restructuring of the state enterprise Polskie Koleje Panstwowe [Polish State Railways]. PKP Group consists of the parent company – PKP S.A. – and twelve companies that provide services on railway transport, energy and ICT markets.

PKP Group is one of the largest Polish employers (with over 85.000 employees) and the fourth largest European railway.

PKP Official site

About PKP PLK SA (Polish Railway Lines)

PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe (Polish Railways) is a company of the PKP Group and is responsible for maintenance of rail tracks (more than 19.000 km), conducting the trains across country, scheduling train timetables and management of railway land. In 2012 the company’s assets exceeded 5 billion EUR and it had nearly 40.000 employees.

About Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent is a French global mobile phone manufacturer and telecommunications equipment company. The company focuses on fixed, mobile, and converged networking hardware, IP technologies, software, and services. It holds Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation and R&D houses in the communications industry. Bell Labs employees have been awarded 7 Nobel Prizes and the company holds over 29,000 patents. Alcatel-Lucent has operations in more than 130 countries, employs over 70.000 people and its global revenue in 2012 exceeded 14 billion EUR.

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