A major Train Communication and Management System project awarded to EKE-Electronics by Talgo and Deutsche Bahn

A major Train Communication and Management System project awarded to EKE-Electronics by Talgo and Deutsche Bahn

EKE-Electronics Ltd., a leading independent global supplier of intelligent train automation and management systems, announced today that it has been awarded a significant Train Communication and Management System (TCMS) deal by the Spanish train manufacturer Talgo. The end customer of the project is Deutsche Bahn, one of the most trusted railway operators in the world.


The total value of the initial award is several million euros, and it covers 23 ECx trains with options on up to a total of 100 train sets. Each train has 17 coaches and a locomotive. The initial order includes 1500 Vehicle Control Units (VCU) and Remote IO Modules (RIOM) with options for up to 6000 units in total.


The scope of the delivery includes several critical SIL-2 (Safety Integrity Level) compliant safety functions integrated to the TCMS, e.g., detecting instabilities in bogies and wheelsets, brake failures and supervision of various train components.

The first equipment will be delivered already in 2020 with the development of the SIL2 functionalities continuing to the year 2021. The full TCMS with SIL2 functions will be certified and operational by the end of 2023.

"Talgo is known as an innovation leader in the industry, and Deutsche Bahn is one of the most iconic railway operators in the world, renowned for the comfort and the safety of its fleet. Being awarded this project is another validation of the innovativeness and robustness of our Trainnet® Train Control and Management System," said Marko Mäkinen, CEO of EKE-Electronics Ltd. "I am looking forward to working closely together with Talgo and Deutsche Bahn to deliver a state-of-the-art solution that meets and exceeds their exacting requirements."


The delivery is based on EKE-Electronics’ Trainnet® Train Control and Management System (TCMS), the technology leader in the TCMS market. Trainnet provides a single point of control over all train sub-systems. It enables control and monitoring over virtually any sub-system and function, for instance, doors, brakes, PIS/PA, and video surveillance, to name a few.

Using a unique control and management system allows for a simplified Train Communication Network (TCN). The train architecture becomes more efficient, thus saving on development and maintenance costs. The centralized TCMS is also used to automate train operations and sub-system diagnostics, enabling increased reliability and quicker response times.


EKE-Electronics is a division of the EKE Group, a privately held Finnish company with diversified international operations. EKE-Electronics is a leading global supplier of intelligent train automation and management systems. Based in Finland, the company has operated in the railway business for over 30 years, executing complex projects across the world and currently focusing on Australia, Europe, and China.

For Further Information, please contact:

Marko Mäkinen, Chief Executive Officer

EKE-Electronics Ltd.

EKE-Electronics Ltd
Piispanmäentie 5
02240 Espoo
Tel +358 9 6130 30