Stadler Rail Valencia (STAV) has won a tender from the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV) to supply six cities with Citylink trams. The clients are four transport companies from Germany and two from Austria: Karlsruhe Transport Services (Verkehrsbetriebe Karlsruhe, VBK), Albtal Transport Corporation (Albtal-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft, AVG, Karlsruhe), Saarbahn Transport Network (Saarbahn-Netz, Saarbrücken) and the Neckar-Alb Light Rail administration union (Zweckverband Regional-Stadtbahn Neckar-Alb), as well as the railways of Upper Austria (Schiene Oberösterreich) and the province of Salzburg. The tender requirements for the desired communication system included a physically separated passenger WLAN and a central data router for TCMS/OMTS systems to communicate.
Open and flexible ITC base infrastructure
The certified onway railway router on3800 with 2 x 5G has been used for the public WLAN required for this project. This onway solution allows customers to bundle the capacity provided by two modems. In other words, passengers can enjoy the high speeds of two 5G mobile networks at the same time. Thanks to Gigabit ethernet and Wi-Fi6 access points, the high bandwidths actually reach the passengers’ devices, enabling an overall surfing performance never before seen on public transport. All devices are centrally managed, which greatly simplifies installation for Stadler and subsequent operation for the transport companies.
“Our integrated communication system is already being used successfully in many places in the DACH region and we are delighted to share our expertise even more broadly in Germany and Austria,” says Beat Stettler, Managing Director of onway ag.