Trackside: latest standards in digital trackside equipment

Smartway: Outstanding trackside signalling for all rail systems


  • Connected technologies to maximise asset availability
  • Operational in all extreme temperatures
  • Reduced lifecycle cost
  • Remote and predictive diagnostics for easy maintenance
  • Adaptive solutions tailored to customer specifications

Smooth rail operations depend on seamless signalling and route control products which offer high availability, safety, and reliability. Alstom’s full range of globally proven trackside products, proven in service, provide the benefit of its historical experience and cutting-edge technical expertise to railway infrastructure owners.

 A comprehensive range of trackside equipment 

Alstom offers the latest standards in digital trackside equipment, delivered within its conventional and digital mainline solutions and tailored to customer needs through our Onvia™ product ranges comprising of: 

  • Point machines - conventional, in-line, multi-traction points configuration 

  • Train detection - track circuits, axle counters 

  • Automatic train protection (ATP) and Euro Balises - for fixed or variable data track-to-train communication.  

  • Level crossings - from components to full system 

The trackside family is suitable and appreciated among our customers for use on all types of railway infrastructure, from metros to urban networks and very high-speed lines (350 km/h). They can also be installed in stations, at level crossings, on low-traffic tracks, etc. The products are compatible with all traction types and all major track gauges. Finally, our extensive worldwide footprint has enabled us to design products that can withstand the most severe operating conditions, in particular extreme temperatures ranging from -40°C to 80°C. 

Made for reliability

Alstom trackside products are standardised to ensure low total cost of ownership, with low or no maintenance necessary. They can also incorporate remote and predictive diagnostics to provide accurate information to infrastructure maintainers, in order to guarantee optimal network availability and smooth railway operations. 

High safety at optimal cost

Alstom’s trackside products are service proven and build on the firm’s 100 years of experience in the subject area. With safety of paramount importance, our products comply with all international standards such as CENELEC and AREMA, whilst comprising features to reduce overall cost of operation – such as ”in-tie” point machines for the automatic tamping of the ballast. Combined with trouble-free maintenance and very high mean times between failures (MTBF) - a measure of availability, railway infrastructure managers have solutions that they can count on to optimise their investment in the long term. 

  • 30
    countries worldwide of installed base
  • 100
    years of experience
  • 150,000
    track circuits installations
  • 800,000
    Balises guiding trains globally