Communication systems of high‐speed railway : a survey

Gheth, W ORCID:, Rabie, KM, Adebisi, B, Ijaz, M and Harris, GD ORCID: 2021, 'Communication systems of high‐speed railway : a survey' , Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, 32 (4) , e4189.

PDF - Accepted Version
Download (2MB) | Preview
Access Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Gheth, W, Rabie, KM, Adebisi, B, Ijaz, M, Harris, G. Communication systems of high‐speed railway: A survey. Trans Emerging Tel Tech. 2021; 32:e4189., which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.


Modern railway services are required to deliver good quality services to the passenger throughout the whole journey. These include improved performances, safety, and reduce delays. There is also the requirement for in‐train customer experience such as infotainment and access to reliable communication systems. The railway industry has employed different types and generations of communication systems in recent times. Signaling systems were used at the early stage of the railway services. Today, communication systems such as the second‐generation communication system, also known as the global system for mobile communications (GSM), the Third‐generation (3G) and the Fourth‐generation (4G) are utilized in the railway industry. In this paper, we present a brief history of railway communication systems, their features and applications. In addition, we discuss the technical challenges and potential solutions of in‐train communication systems and how data can be distributed on‐board and between the train coaches using state of the art and hybrid communication technologies.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ** Article version: VoR ** From Crossref journal articles via Jisc Publications Router **Journal IDs: pissn 2161-3915; eissn 2161-3915 **History: issued 11-01-2021; published_online 11-01-2021 **License for this article: starting on 11-01-2021, ,
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 2161-3915
Related URLs:
SWORD Depositor: Publications Router
Depositing User: Publications Router
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2021 10:18
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 16:34

Actions (login required)

Edit record (repository staff only) Edit record (repository staff only)


Downloads per month over past year