Program control IRBT

ÖBB Infrastruktur AG

Vienna, January 2023 - ongoing
DSTW Digital Interlocking/CBTC

NEXTRAIL accompanies the innovative approaches identified by ÖBB to reduce costs on regional rail routes

ÖBB has set itself the goal of making regional rail routes more attractive through lower operating costs. A significant contribution to reducing costs should come from the use of new, innovative and more cost-effective technology.


NEXTRAIL has accompanied this project from the beginning and the Railway Strategy and Consulting (RSC) department is also active in this project. RSC advises on strategic and technical issues. In concrete terms, this means that the consultants from the RSC department look at the existing strategic projects, evaluate them and, if necessary, identify further potential. The focus here is on the signalling, command and control with a focus on the strategic rollout of DSTW and ETCS L2oS, but also the technical conception such as an EKSA activation (railway crossing safety system) via ETCS.

Key areas of service

  • Program support

  • Technical evaluation of individual solutions

  • Rollout concept

  • Accompanying the tender

Special features

Broad mix of strategic and technical questions through to the consideration of individual technical solutions.

Contact person

Here you will find your contact person for Strategy and concepts
Experte Andreas Kaldenbach

Dr Andreas Kaldenbach

Member of the Executive Board, Head of Railway Strategy and Consulting
Frankfurt am Main
Effective January 2023, Dr Andreas Kaldenbach became head of Railway Strategy and Consulting and a member of the Executive Board of NEXTRAIL GmbH. Dr Kaldenbach has proven himself to be a genuine railway enthusiast in management positions at Deutsche Bahn AG and has made a career as an expert dealing with challenging operational, technical and procedural issues in the railway sector.