CACTUS RAIL FEATURED IN TRANSPORT FOR BRITAIN

We are very happy to have Transport for Britain publish a four pages article about us. 

The article covers the benefits of our traffic management system and how it makes the railway smarter. 

It also covers the history of our integration platform and how it will be used to unify all of Swedens different interlockings. 


If you want to read the entire issue from Transport for Britain you can find it on the link below. 

https://www.transport-britain.co.uk/transport-britain-issue-6/

CACTUS RAIL WINS ORDER ON TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TO INLANDSBANAN WITH 1100 KM OF RAIL NETWORK

Press release Sweden, Mölndal, August 25, 2017

Cactus Rail has won a contract for the introduction of Cactus TMS on Inlandsbanan. Inlandsbanan is an important part of Sweden’s regional development by strengthening the regions visitor industry, residents and industries.

The business community in the municipalities along Inlandsbanan is dominated by forestry and mining, industries where efficient transport systems are necessary for growth. Freight transport by rail has many advantages, both from a business, environmental and socio-economic perspective.

The new TMS-system includes remote control of strategic operating / control stations along Inlandsbanan and will be completed in the turn of the year 2018/2019. Thereafter, successive extensions are planned for another 10-year period.

  • The introduction of a traffic management system from Cactus Rail means that the capacity for the number of trains on the track is significantly increased and that our dispatchers no longer need to travel between the operating sites in the same extent says Mats Portinson, Infrastructure Manager / Deputy CEO at Inlandsbanan.

  • Inlandsbanan has a unique position to develop Swedens inland. We are proud to be chosen to contribute with Cactus TMS. At the same time, it is an exciting customer in which it breathes morning air and with exciting development projects for the door, says Fredrik Bergström, CEO of Cactus Rail.

More about Cactus Rail

Cactus Rail delivered the first TMS-systems (another abbreviation is CTC) in the early 1990s. Among the customers are both Nordic infrastructure owners such as SL (Stockholm), Swedish Transport Administration and Lokaltog (Copenhagen) and global rail companies as Ansaldo STS and Alstom Transport.

The cactus has named our company. It lives and thrives in a tough environment that places tough demands on adaptation, evolution and durability. Just like us and our systems.

For more information

Mats Portinson, Infrastructure Manager / Deputy CEO, Inlandsbanan, 
mats.portinson@inlandsbanan.se.

Fredrik Bergström, CEO, Cactus Rail,
fredrik.bergstrom@cactusrail.se

CACTUS RAIL WINS ORDER ON TEST TRACK FOR ERTMS

Press release Sweden, Mölndal, May 24, 2017

The test track enables interoperability tests between different ERTMS onboard and trackside systems in a real environment, whilst minimizing the impact on regular traffic. The tests will be carried out on the route Åby - Katrineholm and the traffic areas Strångsjö and Simonstorp.

Cactus Rail's delivery consists of traffic management systems (CTC). It is a subcontract, where the customer is Ansaldo STS Sweden AB, with the Swedish Transport Administration as end-customer.

The test track is an important part of ensuring the roll-out of ERTMS in Sweden, which will last until the year 2035.

About Cactus Rail

Cactus Rail provides system solutions for traffic management, integration platform for efficient maintenance and analysis as well as traffic automation. Cactus delivered the first rail system to StorStockholms Lokaltrafik (SL) in the early 1990s. Among the customers are Nordic infrastructure owners (SL, Trafikverket and Lokaltog), as well as global rail companies. The cactus has named our company. It lives and thrives in a tough environment that places tough demands on adaptation, evolution and sustainability. Just like us and our systems.

Further information

Tomas Lindh, Project manager, Cactus Rail, tomas.lindh@cactusrail.se

 

About ERTMS

ERTMS is a new signaling system for the whole of Sweden's railway. The system replaces a worn facility and facilitates traffic between countries. The European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) is an EU common signaling system. The Swedish Transport Administration is responsible for the introduction in Sweden

CACTUS WINS RAILWAY ORDER WORTH OVER SEK 100 MILLION

CACTUS WINS RAILWAY ORDER WORTH OVER SEK 100 MILLION

The contract for a sub-system to the National Traffic Control System (NTL) runs for eight years with the option of extending for nine years at three-year intervals. The contract also covers development and maintenance of the system. The delivery is a sub-contract to Alstom Transport with the Swedish Transport Administration as the end-customer.

Cactus is a privately-owned company which has grown from 12 employees in 2006 to 70 in 2015. At the end of 2016, Cactus will pass 100 employees. The increase comes from a combination of recruitment and consultancy support.


Top-level Swedish expertise in railways

The National Traffic Control System (NTL) is an important part of the Swedish Transport Administration’s project to improve punctuality, customer communication and capacity utilisation in the rail network all over Sweden. Cactus’s engagement is part of the roll-out of ICONIS, the new traffic control system from Alstom Transport.

“Cactus complements our offering very well and has met the extensive technical criteria laid down in the requirements specifications,” says Per Öster, CEO of Alstom Transport in the Nordic region.

“Our long experience of building critical railway systems in an environment characterised by innovation and a willingness to listen makes us an attractive partner,” says Fredrik Bergström, CEO of Cactus.


More about Cactus

Every day, our systems manage and optimise operations for more than 100 infrastructure owners of socially critical functions. This includes more than 50% of Sweden’s drinking water supplies.

Cactus delivered the first railway system to Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL) in the early 1990s. It customers include both Nordic infrastructure owners (SL, the Swedish Transport Administration and Lokaltog) and global rail operators.

There are also good prospects for the pilot systems that Cactus has been developing since 2008. The Cactus control system is an integral part of Marksystem 11 which is being used to modernise the Swedish signalling systems based on ERTMS L2 and conventional technology.

The cactus was our inspiration when we named our company. It lives and thrives in harsh environments that demand flexibility, development and sustainability. Just like us and our systems.

 

Further information

Maria Fagerberg Wolffram, Cactus Project Manager, NTL, +46 (0)765-46 97 37
Fredrik Bergström, CEO, Cactus, +46 (0)705-81 26 38