Case study

Infrabel and Siemens

Keeping Belgian railways operational and safe

Keeping commuters safe and on time is crucial for railways all over the world. A signal, level crossing or track change failing could cost lives. All railways’ infrastructures need to be maintained and sometimes upgraded. Allowing any downtime whatsoever though, could cost more than just money. Railways need uptime assurance.

Together, Infrabel (the manager of the Belgian railway infrastructure), Siemens (who provide the application and platform support to Infrabel) and Stratus Technologies project managed upgrading Belgium’s entire railway network to state of art technology within one hour planned downtime per location.

Quick Facts

Solution Profile

  • Upgrade of complete operation and control system for Belgian railway infrastructure
  • Siemens project management ensured each server upgraded within one hour with zero downtime

Products

  • 31 x Stratus® V Series servers
  • 31 x operation and control systems, custom built by Siemens
  • 62 x UPS

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