GSM-R offers secure and smooth communication and enables group, emergency and priority calls. Each train can be contacted using its train number and engine number. There is also the option of transferring data. This also forms the basis for the ETCS Level 2 train control system (European Train Control System). You can find information on GSM-R network expansion, terminal devices or profiles in the download area and prices in the Network Statement.
Currently, roaming connections are possible for GSM-R.
- Czech Republic
The processing time from applying for a new roaming connection through to its technical activation takes at least six months. Public roaming, i.e. the possibility of making calls to the public GSM network, is not offered in Austria at present.
Ordering SIM cards
The SIM cards required for using GSM-R services come in various profiles Profile overview (SIM-Karten-Profilübersicht.pdf). Depending on the selected profile, different GSM-R services can be used. GSM-R SIM cards can be ordered from ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG’s One Stop Shop (OSS). A fully completed order form serves as the basis for an offer. If additional services are required which are not covered by the minimum access package, additional service prices may be charged.