Federal government funds research into digital rail technology

On 22 January 2021, the Federal Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer and Saxony's Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer officially handed over a funding decision from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure to Digitale Schiene Deutschland and Chemnitz University of Technology for the expansion of the Digital Railway Test Field in the Erz Mountains. The funding will be used, among other things, to equip the track and traction unit with digital control and safety technology and to test the new digital radio for railway operations based on 5G.

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