French rolling stock manufacturer Alstom has agreed a deal with critical communications specialist Teltronic to deliver mission critical services for its new Delhi to Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) high-speed commuter rail.

Teltronic will supply and integrate the on-board equipment, radio terminals and control centre solution that will provide mission-critical push-to-talk and mission critical data for the new railway that is currently under construction in a move Alstom claim will link the two Indian cities via an 82km rail corridor.

As a part of the solution, Teltronic will also equip the trains with its on-board solution, consisting of an RTP-800 on-board unit in each cabin, RCC-3000 touchscreen control console and audio accessories that will be integrated with the public address, intercom systems on the train and he TCMS (Train Control & Management System). The Teltronic onboard units will be connected to the Alstom NetBox mobile router managing the train-to-ground connectivity for all services.

Teltronic will also supply more than 600 long-term evolution (LTE) terminals including desktops and rugged portable terminals that will be used by the line’s operations and maintenance staff.

According to Alstom, the Delhi-Meerut RRTS will be the first phase of development of a rapid rail transport network around the national capital territory of India. With an estimated maximum speed of 180km/h, the line is expected to be fully operational by 2025.

Felipe Sanjuán, Teltronic’s transport business development director, said: “This project is a clear demonstration that our solutions for railway environments comply with the 3GPP standard for MCX services.

“Teltronic reaffirms its commitment to standards as a reference framework and after a clear target to R&D to evolve our solutions to the technologies of the future, we are proud that Alstom has selected us and that we can demonstrate that Teltronic will continue to play a key role in private communications.”

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Author: Richard Hook