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European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) - Articles and news items

European Commission adopts ERTMS European Deployment Plan

Rail industry news / 6 January 2017 /

The European Commission has adopted an implementing regulation on the new European Rail Traffic Management System European Deployment Plan (ERTMS EDP).

ERTMS deployment MoU signed at InnoTrans

Rail industry news / 21 September 2016 /

On the 20th September the European Commission, the European Union Agency for Railways, the UIC and European rail sector organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will lead to greater cooperation on the deployment of ERTMS, the European Rail Traffic Management System.

Railway safety, it’s my priority…

Issue 3 2016 / 25 May 2016 /

Belgium, situated at the heart of the European Union, possessing a very developed economic sector of logistics, is abundantly conscious of the challenges – present and future – of the transport sector. We are often pointed at as Belgium still resides in the top ranks of most congested roads in Europe. The transport sector has to continuously reinvent and adapt itself to become effective and efficient in accommodating ad-hoc demands. For instance, the transport sector still has a long way to go to reduce its ecological footprint…

Consortium awarded Barcelona Suburban Network signalling contract

Rail industry news / 15 February 2016 /

An Alstom–Bombardier consortium has been chosen to supply ERTMS signalling systems and 20 years of maintenance services for the Barcelona Suburban Network.

Signalling & Telecommunications supplement

Issue 1 2016, Supplements / 4 February 2016 /

In our latest free-to-view Signalling & Telecommunications Supplement, Libor Lochman, Executive Director of CER and Monika Heiming, Executive Director of EIM, promote better ERTMS development and deployment, plus there’s an event preview of the UIC ERTMS World Conference…

Services begin on Poland’s completed ERTMS Level 2

Rail industry news / 7 December 2015 /

The European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) Level 2 has been completed on the section between Legnica-Wegliniec-Bielawa Dolna of Poland’s E30 line co-existing with conventional signalling equipment.

The Railway Infrastructure Manager’s challenge

Issue 3 2015 / 4 June 2015 /

As the railway Infrastructure Manager in the UK, Network Rail is entering uncharted territory – new possibilities in traffic management are opening up through the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS), and the ability to measure the performance of the infrastructure in ways not previously imagined is becoming increasingly available. These are indeed exciting times, writes James Lewis, Network Rail’s Head of European Research and Development (R&D) Programme…

Rail signalling upgrade could expose network to cyber-attacks

Rail industry news / 24 April 2015 /

The BBC has reported a planned rail signalling upgrade may be vulnerable to cyber-attacks that could cause a serious crash.

Railway Signalling & Telecommunications supplement

Issue 1 2015, Supplements / 13 February 2015 /

In our latest free-to-view Signalling & Telecommunications Supplement, industry experts take a look at supporting the sector and preparing for the future, plus details about current ERTMS/ETCS operation on the RFI network…

The migration path towards ERTMS in Portugal

Issue 6 2014 / 3 December 2014 /

Interoperability has become a key word in the European transport policy, with the aim of improving transport services. The application/renewal of signalling and telecommunication systems in the Portuguese railway network will follow this legal requirement and migrate to the new European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS). Jose P. Neves from REFER Telecom and Fernando Vendas from REFER Engineering, provide more details…

Bombardier wins first rail control contract in Ethiopia

Rail industry news / 8 October 2014 /

Bombardier to deliver rail signalling solution for new 400 km line Awash-Weldia Line…

SNCB to equip 449 trains with Alstom’s ERTMS level 2 signalling solution

Rail industry news / 2 October 2014 /

Alstom has secured a contract worth 70 million Euros to supply ATLAS 200 on-board signalling equipment to the Belgian operator SNCB-NMBS for 449 trains in commercial service. Delivery will start in 2016…


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