Poul Frøsig - Articles and news items
Editorial board / 16 December 2009 /
Poul Frøsig has been Project Manager for UIC/ERRI ETCS project since 1992 and since 1998 including the management of the UIC ERTMS Low Cost project as well. In 2002 part of the UIC Low Cost project was renamed in ERTMS Regional.
In 1992, the UIC initiated the ETCS project. An EU Transport Conference held in Essen in 1993 and a document published by the Danish transport EU commissioner, was the starting point for considerations on supporting corridors in Central Europe. Mr. Poul Frøsig, the ETCS Project Manager, identified in the Danish press information on an EU conference held in Essen and afterwards via the EU Essen conclusions with the possibility to obtain an EU financial support for early implementations of cross border projects.
The European Train Control System (ETCS) is a signalling and control system designed to replace the 14 incompatible safety systems currently used by European Railways, especially on high-speed lines. This year, the UIC is holding its ERTMS World Conference in Berne, Switzerland. Switzerland offers a prime example of how ERTMS has been successfully integrated into national transport plans. Together with major railway civil engineering schemes, such as the impressive Lötschberg and Gotthard tunnels, the Swiss Administration is satisfied that ERTMS (ETCS + GSM-R) and the Traffic Management Layer will enable them to meet the strong domestic and international growth forecasts expected of rail in the near future.