The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a loan for the installation of GSM-R digital radio communication system on the entire public railway infrastructure network of Slovenia. The value of the loan was not disclosed.
The project concerns the installation of a GSM-R system on essentially the entire public railway infrastructure network of the Republic of Slovenia (approximately 960 km). The EU technical specifications of interoperability specify the use of a GSM-R system as the telecommunication component of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS).
With GSM-R, trans-border interoperability and reliability of telecommunications are enhanced, security systems can be interconnected, operational safety is increased through better communication management, and other devices can be installed that enhance the attractiveness of rail travel (electronic ticketing, passenger information systems, Wi-Fi, etc.).