Our heritage

Our heritage. A story long way back.

Cactus Rail is a new company with a long history. Our roots go back to 1992 when the first traffic management system, Cactus TMS, was delivered to StorStockholms Lokaltrafik (SL) for the Roslagsbanan line.

In 2015, we founded Cactus Rail as a separate business to focus entirely on exploiting the great opportunities that exist in the rail industry. Our customers include both Nordic infrastructure owners and global rail operators.


Managing multiple railways and other technical systems

Over the years, the systems for SL have been extended to manage both multiple railways and other technical systems. Regional railways has become something of a specialty – for Lokaltog A/S in Denmark we link and handle the operational management for five local lines in Zealand.

Since 2009, Cactus Rail has been developing a variant of the traffic management system, Cactus CTC, which is an integral part of the Swedish Transport Administration’s type-approved Marksystem 11.


Both ERTMS L2 and conventional signalling

We supply Ansaldo STS, with the Swedish Transport Administration as the end-customer. It is planned to implement the system over large parts of Sweden and it is adapted both for ERTMS L2 and for conventional signalling.

For ERTMS, Cactus Rail has contributed with expertise for Haparandabanan which became a successful, worldwide recognized pioneer project.


The national traffic management system

At the end of 2015, we received out largest order to date for a subsystem to the national traffic management system for all of Sweden’s railways. Our customer is Alstom Transport and the end customer is the Swedish Transport Administration.


Standards, norms and certifications

Cactus Rail is certified under ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. In our development, we follow the standards and norms that our customers specify for their projects, such as the European standards ERTMS L2, EN50126, EN50128, and EN50129.