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ETCS - Articles and news items

Bombardier locomotives receive approval for operation in the Gotthard Base Tunnel

Rail industry news / 29 November 2016 /

Bombardier Transportation has announced that its TRAXX locomotives have been approved for operation on Switzerland’s ETCS routes, including Gotthard Base Tunnel.

Hitachi tests ETCS signalling on intercity trains bound for Great Western route

Rail industry news / 17 November 2016 /

Hitachi is carrying out European Train Control System (ETCS) digital signalling tests on its intercity trains destined for passenger service on the Great Western route from 2017.

ETCS level 2 baseline 3 application successfully tested in Denmark

Rail industry news / 27 September 2016 /

Alstom and Danish infrastructure owner Banedanmark have achieved a world first by successfully testing an ETCS (European Train Control System) level 2 baseline 3 application.

Digital railway boost with approval of Hitachi’s ETCS on UK passenger services

Rail industry news / 14 September 2016 /

Hitachi Rail Europe has been given approval from the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) to use its European Train Control System (ETCS) on passenger services in the UK.

In-cab signalling system successfully tested in new trains for the Thameslink Programme

Rail industry news / 3 August 2016 /

An advanced signalling system that will allow trains to travel every two to three minutes through central London has been successfully tested for the first time using Govia Thameslink Railway’s new Siemens Class 700 trains…

Australia receives its first ETCS Level 2 signalling system in Sydney

Rail industry news / 29 June 2016 /

Alstom has delivered and fitted Australia’s first European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2 signalling system covering suburbs in the south of Sydney.

Network Rail awards £90m re-signalling and power upgrade contracts on GWML

Rail industry news / 27 April 2016 /

Network Rail has awarded two contracts worth £90 million to increase capacity and reliability on the Great Western Main Line (GWML) between London and Reading.

Czech Railways to equip 663 vehicles with ETCS

Rail industry news / 14 April 2016 /

Czech Railways (ČD) has announced it will fit up to 663 railway vehicles with the mobile part of the European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2.

First test train operated by ETCS runs on Thameslink route

Rail industry news / 16 December 2015 /

A test train has for the first time operated under control of the ETCS (European Train Control System) marking six years of development work by the Thameslink Programme.

GSM-R coverage extended across Heathrow Express rail tunnel infrastructure

Rail industry news / 4 August 2015 /

Network Rail has awarded ADComms, the telecommunication solutions provider, the contract to install GSM-R coverage across Heathrow Airport’s rail tunnel infrastructure.

Belgian railway network to receive ETCS Level 2 modernisation

Rail industry news / 4 August 2015 /

Infrabel, the Belgian railway infrastructure operator, has awarded Siemens together with Cofely-Fabricom a contract to install ETCS Level 2 across 2,200 kilometres of track.

Ashford International Station receives £4m ETCS signalling upgrade

Rail industry news / 15 July 2015 /

The European Commission has agreed to co-fund a £4 million signalling upgrade project at Ashford International Station allowing future operating companies to compete on the cross-Channel line.