On the eastern border of Hungary, work is under way on the first smart rail logistics terminal in Europe to use its own 5G network. The East-West Gate (EWG) Intermodal Terminal will become a new hub for continental freight traffic between Asia and Europe.
5G technology will be used to remotely control land terminal giant cranes. This will enable the terminal to handle up to one million twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) containers a year.
The EWG project is one among many. All over the world, railway operators are exploring how 5G private networks can help them to improve traffic forecasts, orchestrate train movements, monitor power consumption and transform the passenger experience with comfortable, seamless journeys and new services