A quarter of a century at the cutting edge of innovation
This year 1520 Signal company celebrates its 25th anniversary, for a quarter of a century it has been a complex integrator of infrastructure projects in the field of railway automation and telemechanic on the railway network of countries united by the 1520 railway gauge. All these years the company has been actively working to promote modern control systems, remaining the market leader.
The company was established in May 1996 as the first international joint venture with OJSC Russian Railways on Russian railways, LLC Bombardier Transportation (Signal). In December 2018, the company was renamed into LLC 1520 Signal, becoming the flagship of the created RAT Division of the 1520 Group of Companies.
The company is a pioneer in the development and implementation of microprocessor-based centralization systems on Russian railways. From 1996 to 1999, the equipment and software of the CBI EBILock 950 were adapted. Since 2000, the implementation of the system on the network began. The first station equipped with the EBILock 950 CBI is Kalashnikovo station located on the main high-speed passenger passage of the Oktyabrskaya Railway.
To date, the company has successfully equipped more than 450 railway infrastructure facilities in Russia and abroad with modern microprocessor-based railway automation systems (over 12,000 switches, more than 2,000 km of automatic blocking).
The RBTC system, which provides interval regulation of train traffic using mobile block sections, has been deployed on the lines of Kazakhstan and Mongolia with a total length of more than 2,700 km.
The geography of 1520 Signal projects covers all railways — branches of Russian Railways, as well as large complex projects for the development of railway infrastructure in the 1520-gauge space and far abroad countries from the Baltic to the Pacific Ocean. Strategic projects include the modernization of the Trans-Siberian and Baikal-Amur Mainlines with an increase in the throughput of the railways of the Eastern range, the reconstruction of the Moscow transport hub, including the Moscow Central Circle and Moscow Central Diameters, where our systems ensure uninterrupted and safe train traffic with minimal intervals.
Outside the Russian Federation, projects have been implemented in Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Slovakia, Serbia, Latvia, Lithuania, Turkmenistan, Mongolia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Great Britain, Australia.
The products of the 1520 Signal company demonstrate high reliability in a variety of climatic conditions — from Yakutia with extremely harsh winters to hot deserts with sandstorms in the Central Asian region.
Maintenance of systems is carried out throughout the entire period of operation. There is a round-the-clock technical support service (24/7) and a network of regional service centers. The company has accumulated exceptional experience in the transfer of innovative technologies from foreign partners, as well as in the implementation and localization of the production of signaling systems and devices in Russia, which makes 1520 Signal LLC a global center of competence.
We are grateful to all our strategic partners and customers for many years of fruitful cooperation and hope to continue to shape the high-tech future of 1520 gauge railways together!