The Railway 4.0 Concept – the vision of a digital railway in the Czech Republic (CR)


  • Martin Leso Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Transportation Sciences, Konviktská 20, 110 00, Prague, Czech Republic



ETCS, FRMCS, GSM-R, intelligent transportation systems on railway, railway digitalization


The paper presents a new alternative approach to the modernization of control and safety technologies on the railway network in the Czech Republic, referred to as the "The Railway 4.0 Concept". The presented concept is based on the comprehensive introduction of digital technologies that fulfill the vision of Intelligent Transport Systems on Railways (ITS-R). The paper describes the architecture and basic components of the system based on the distributed technologies with the centralization of logical elements. The paper also places the given issue in the context of current developments in the implementation of the ETCS system in the Czech Republic.