British ERTMS programme moves to the next level

Britain's Network Rail has begun preparing for the introduction of European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) on some of the busiest parts of its network, following the completion of its early deployment project in Wales. This article takes a look at how the program is progressing. The program entered a new phase in mid-2013 with the start of testing at the European Train Control System (ETCS) National Integration Facility (ENIF), where an 8km double-track section of the Hertford Loop off the East Coast Main Line north of London has been equipped with bidirectional signalling. The main purpose of ENIF is validate the performance and compatibility of equipment from four of its framework contractors. Now that the difficulties of early implementation have been overcome, Network Rail is moving emphatically towards large scale ERTMS rollouts, with the promise of higher operational flexibility, enhanced safety and lower whole-life costs.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 26-28, 30
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  • Accession Number: 01497063
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 2013 12:09PM