LTE Micro-cell Deployment for High-Density Railway Areas

  • Aleksander Sniady
  • Mohamed Kassab
  • José Soler
  • Marion Berbineau
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8435)


Long Term Evolution (LTE) is a serious candidate for the future releases of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS). LTE offers more capacity and supports new communication-based applications and services for railways. Nevertheless, even with this technology, the classical macro-cell radio deployments reach overload, especially in high-density areas, such as major train stations. In this paper, an LTE micro-cell deployment is investigated in high-density railway areas. Copenhagen Main Station is considered as a realistic deployment study case, with a set of relevant railway communication-based applications. The micro-cell deployment is compared with a classical macro-cell deployment in terms of transmission performance. Simulation results show a capacity improvement in the micro-cell deployment and its positive impact on critical (safety) and non-critical applications.


LTE GSM-R ETCS ERTMS railway signaling mobile communication network planning network simulation OPNET 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aleksander Sniady
    • 1
  • Mohamed Kassab
    • 2
    • 3
  • José Soler
    • 1
  • Marion Berbineau
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Networks Technology and Service Platforms, DTU FotonikTechnical University of DenmarkKgs. LyngbyDenmark
  2. 2.Univ Lille Nord de FranceLilleFrance
  3. 3.IFSTTAR, LEOSTVilleneuve d’AscqFrance

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