NEXT has a multi-year experience in the realization of software components in the railway signalling area for those kind of systems that implement or include monitoring and automation of train speed functions.

The operating context is related to the circulation monitoring and management under ordinary conditions. The main goal of these systems is to support the operators who work in this context through the realization of supervision and automation functions:

  • real-time acquisition and management of train time table and possible changes;
  • controls acquisition and commands transmission through the apparatus interfacing under safe conditions;
  • real-time monitoring of trains actual performance;
  • regulation and circulation optimisation with reference to trains time table through the transmission of direction automatic controls;
  • integration and interfacing with other systems during the implementation of further train traffic activities (PIC – Circulation Integrated Platform, bordering systems, IAP – Public Information Platform);

NEXT has been working with Bombardier for years for the realization of essential components of railway signalling systems, requirements definitions support, and field test and launch. The development of such systems take place at NEXT headquarters. It includes the following subsytems:

SSDC (Rail Traffic Controller Support System)

SCC-M (Command and Control System with the presence of Multi-stations ACC)

SSA (ACC Supervision System)

Train Graph (Train Speed Graphic Output)

Routes Selection (Selection of the Itinerary set for the trains)

M53 graphic (time trend representation of tracks occupation )

Trains List (time trend representation of trains routes utilization forecast)


Thanks to the cooperation with Ansaldo Breda, NEXT has decades of experience in the realization of Train Control Management Systems (TCMS) software systems and components with the aim of realizing systems that develop and include supervision and monitoring functions over the on-board train equipment for coaches (Intercity Trenitalia), subway and locomotive (ETR403).

Some examples of this are as follows:

  • DIS (Driver Information System), On-Train Data Recorder for Trenitalia locomotive fleet
  • IC901, Supervision and Monitoring System of the Trenitalia Intercity fleet
  • CCU System, (Central Control Unit) for the ETR403
  • IDU (Integrated Diagnostic Unit), for the ETR403, Norway and Denmark

The operating context is referred to the on-board train equipment monitoring and management. The main goal is to implement automatic operations due to malfunctions or diagnostics during the train running, and support the driver and maintenance operators for the 1st and 2nd level diagnostic of the on-board train components.