Airport Control Systems Design and Integration

Company FIRSTCo
Date 07.09.2009

Firstco have been working with Heathrow Express and in partnership with Network Rail to develop a high level network solution that could enable Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM-R) coverage within the Heathrow Express tunnels and its associated rail stations.

GSM-R is aiming at being a cost efficient digital replacement for existing incompatible in-track cable and analogue railway radio networks.

Following agreement on the solution and scope of activities, Firstco have been tasked by Heathrow Express to provide a detailed design for enabling the GSM-R network rollout and keeping the CSR operational in parallel until the migration occurs.


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