All ERTMS articles

  • GTR Class 717 at Blackfriars during ETCS tests
    Rail Business UK

    Thameslink test confirms ETCS backwards compatibility

    2021-09-21T11:21:00Z

    UK: A significant milestone has been reached in the East Coast Digital Programme, with the testing of a Great Northern Class 717 EMU over the Thameslink core between London St Pancras and Blackfriars stations using ETCS Level 2. The Siemens Mobility-built Class 717s are equipped ...

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    Rail Business UK

    National ETCS test lab under development

    2021-09-20T05:00:00Z

    UK: Atkins is developing a National ETCS Test Verification Validation & Integration Laboratory under a 10-year contract awarded by Network Rail as part of plans for the deployment of ERTMS across the network. Located at Atkins’ Signalling Integration Centre at Egham in Surrey, the facility is ...

  • Transport for New South Wales and Sydney Trains have awarded Alstom two contracts to design, supply and support ETCS Level 2 trackside equipment.
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    Alstom awarded Sydney ETCS contracts

    2021-09-16T09:18:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Transport for New South Wales and Sydney Trains have awarded Alstom two contracts to design, supply and support ETCS Level 2 trackside equipment. This forms part of the Digital Systems element of the state’s More Trains, More Services programme, which aims to modernise Sydney’s rail ...

  • LNER Azuma at York (Photo: Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Thales to develop ETCS data security system

    2021-07-22T08:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has appointed Thales to develop and implement an Online Key Management System to secure the exchange of critical data between trackside and in-cab ETCS equipment. ‘The online element of this solution is truly innovative, having not yet been implemented elsewhere in the ...

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    MEPs urge faster ERTMS rollout

    2021-07-07T10:32:00Z

    EUROPE: The European Parliament has called for expedited deployment of the European Rail Traffic Management System in order to reduce the ‘fragmentation’ of the European rail sector and achieve the EU’s climate and digital transition objectives.

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    Alstom awarded second Stuttgart ATO contract

    2021-07-02T14:23:00Z

    GERMANY: The Land of Baden-Württemberg’s rolling stock management body SFBW has awarded Alstom a contract to retrofit 118 regional trainsèts with ETCS and automatic train operation equipment for operation in the Stuttgart area.

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    In depth

    Italy: ERSAT moves into the roll-out phase

    2021-06-30T07:00:00Z

    Having amassed nearly 10 years of cumulative experience of satellite technologies for use with ERTMS, including virtual balises and radio frequency interference, RFI has gained sufficient confidence to start work on its first operational application.

  • Stuttgart S-Bahn Class 423 (Photo: Alstom/Dominik Schleuter)
    News

    Stuttgart S-Bahn automatic train operation and ETCS contract awarded

    2021-06-24T16:18:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Regio has awarded Alstom a €130m contract to supply ETCS and automatic train operation technology as part of a project to upgrade the Stuttgart S-Bahn network under the Stuttgart 21 programme ETCS onboard equipment suitable for Level 2 or Level 3 operation will ...

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    Finnish ETCS Level 2 test route contract awarded

    2021-04-28T13:03:00Z

    FINLAND: Transport infrastructure agency Väylävirasto has awarded Thales a contract to design, supply, install and test ETCS Level 2 signalling on the Kouvola – Kotka/Hamina line, with commercial use of the new signalling expected to begin in early 2023. The branch which serves an important ...

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    News

    Warszawa – Gdynia line upgraded for 200 km/h

    2021-04-25T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: A consortium of Alstom, Thales and Nokia has completed the deployment of ERTMS to support 200 km/h operation on the Warszawa – Gdynia section of railway route E65. ‘This jointly-delivered project is a game-changing achievement in the history of high speed railway implementation in ...

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    Nomad Tech receives funding to develop Portuguese STM

    2021-04-07T14:17:00Z

    PORTUGAL: Grants from the national government and the European Regional Development Fund have been agreed to allow further development of a Specific Transmission Module to support the adoption of ETCS in Portugal.

  • Thales is to undertake the Stuttgart digital signalling project  (Photo: DB/Wolfgang Klee).
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    Thales to undertake Stuttgart digital signalling project

    2021-02-18T16:45:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has awarded Thales the contract to implement modules 1 and 2 of the Digital Node Stuttgart project to deploy digital signalling systems to increase rail capacity around the city. The €127m contract running to the end of 2025 covers the supply and ...

  • France railway track (Photo: JackieLou DL/Pixabay)
    News

    French ERTMS installation financing

    2021-02-18T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Infrastructure manager SNCF Réseau has secured more than €31m in grants from the European Commission’s Innovation Networks Executive Agency and a similar sum in debt financing from Caisse des Dépôts to finance the installation of ERTMS equipment on 252 passenger vehicles and freight ...

  • An ERTMS Knowledge Alliance to roll out ETCS Level 2 between Kijfhoek and the Belgian border has been formed by infrastructure manager ProRail in partnership with engineering firms Arcadis, Movares, Royal HaskoningDHV and Sweco.
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    ERTMS Knowledge Alliance launched

    2021-01-26T09:54:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: An ERTMS Knowledge Alliance to roll out ETCS Level 2 between Kijfhoek and the Belgian border has been formed by infrastructure manager ProRail in partnership with engineering firms Arcadis, Movares, Royal HaskoningDHV and Sweco. ProRail said the deployment of ERTMS would be one of the ...

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    Lithuanian GSM-R upgrading contract awarded

    2021-01-26T05:00:00Z

    LITHUANIA: Infrastructure manager LTG Infra has awarded Kontron Transportation a €16m contract to update its GSM-R network over the next 1½ years, and provide nine years of maintenance. The current GSM-R system was installed 10 years ago by Belam-Riga and Nortel (now Kontron Transportation), and has ...

  • Delhi - Meerut RRTS train impression
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    Delhi – Meerut RRTS to get ETCS Hybrid Level 3

    2021-01-20T10:56:00Z

    INDIA: The 82 km Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System will be the country’s first railway to be equipped with ETCS Hybrid Level 3, which adds short virtual sections on top of a Level 2 installation to allow operation at closer headways. ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Electrostar ETCS framework agreement signed

    2021-01-08T05:00:00Z

    UK: Bombardier Transportation and Porterbrook have signed a framework agreement for the installation of ETCS onboard equipment including Bombardier’s EBI Cab 2000 ATP on all Electrostar EMU fleets. The initial agreement is worth £11·3m, and covers the first-in-class deployment of ETCS equipment on a Porterbrook-owned Class ...

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    News

    More ČD Cargo locomotives to be equipped with ETCS

    2021-01-01T12:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: State-owned freight operator ČD Cargo has awarded CZ Loko a €12·9m contract to install Bombardier Transportation ETCS Level 2 Baseline 3 onboard equipment to 30 Class 753.7 diesel-electric locomotives by December 2022, under a deal co-funded from the EU’s Operational Programme Transport. ŽOS ...

  • The Signalling Company and CAF Signalling have agreed to co-operate on the development of legacy onboard equipment for locomotives and rolling stock.
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    Onboard systems accord aims to speed ERTMS deployment

    2020-12-10T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Responding to calls from the European Commission to accelerate the deployment of the European Rail Traffic Management System, The Signalling Company and CAF Signalling have agreed to co-operate on the development of legacy onboard equipment for locomotives and rolling stock. The Work Plan issued by ...

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    ETCS and GSM-R security monitoring tool launched

    2020-11-03T05:00:00Z

    SIGNALLING: Comtest Wireless has announced NetProbe Owl, a ‘cyber sniffing’ tool which it says is the first on the market to enable real-time security monitoring of GSM-R and ETCS networks. NetProbe Owl tracks suspicious messages and sessions, sending alerts so that engineers can conduct further analysis. ...