Raaberbahn AG relies on Thales to run one of the most advanced railway lines in Austria

The Raab-Oedenburg-Ebenfurter Eisenbahn AG – also Raaberbahn - provides passenger services in the border area of both countries to approximately 7,8 million people per year. The cross-border railway company offers a transport infrastructure of high value to commuters, tourists and companies in and around Burgenland.

Already in 2015 the first step to modernise the rail infrastructure was taken by opening the digital remote control centre by Neusiedler Seebahn. With the opening of the second digital remote control centre in Wulkaprodersdorf on 1 October 2018 by Raaberbahn the region has now one of the most advanced railway lines in Austria.

Burgenland’s railway infrastructure is fit for the future

Equipped with high technology solutions the whole railway infrastructure of the two railway companies Neusiedler Seebahn and Raaberbahn can now be remote controlled from a new control centre. For a more efficient train coordination and management they rely on Thales’ traffic management system ARAMIS. More than 30 railway crossings have been equipped with the latest safety system which highly contributes to increased road safety along the track.

In the course of the modernization further new outdoor installations were set up and all communication connections were renewed along the railway lines of Raaberbahn and Neusiedler Seebahn. Therefore, their infrastructure is well equipped for future technology systems up to further train automation with the European Train Control System ETCS.

Neusiedler Seebahn and Raaberbahn rely on local added value

In the future the consortium comprising Thales and Zelisko will keep the electronic interlockings and railway crossings in good condition in the course of a maintenance contract. Thales is proud to support Raaberbahn’s big ambitions in the border area of Austria and Hungary.


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