Rail technology leader, Bombardier Transportation, with its German joint venture (JV) InoSig Gmb, has marked the start of upgraded operations at Wuppertal station, one of Germany’s major regional junctions for long-distance traffic. This latest milestone in the upgrade of the German rail network features the replacement of three over 40-year old electrical interlocking units, a key component in the signalling system, by one of Bombardier’s latest-generation, advanced
EBI Lock 950 computer-based rail control solutions bringing benefits including timetable optimisation as the system is now able to manage bi-directional track operation.
East of North Rhine-Westphalia’s capital Düsseldorf, Wuppertal is a junction for high-speed ICE services between major cities including Berlin-Cologne and Hamburg-Munich as well as regional lines and suburban S-Bahn connections for the city’s 350,000 residents. The station’s current traffic totals over 500 trains per day with the use of the new system.
Bombardier has delivered in excess of 1500 EBI Lock CBI systems to over 55 customers around the world. An experienced rail control partner in Germany, Bombardier has now installed twelve
EBI Lock CBI solutions for Deutsche Bahn Netz AG, which are managing operations spanning 30 stations across the country. The most recent solutions have been delivered on the cross-country freight and passenger lines: Kassel-Frankfurt a. M. (Gunterhausen) and Göttingen-Hannover (Kreiensen), the latter carrying 250 trains daily, as well as at the Euskirchen station junction near Cologne/Bonn and at Kreuztal station between Siegen and Hagen.