ERTMS/ETCS in Asia and Australia

The purpose of this paper is to provide a description of European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) / European Train Control System (ETCS) in Asia and Australia. It will not describe the now well known technical concept of ERTMS/ETCS, but rather describe the transition from European standardisation initiative to global Automatic Train Protection (ATP), slowly finding its niche in Asia and Australia along with the experiences of Bombardier in making this transition a reality. Bombardier has over 25 years of experience in balise based Automatic Train Protection and the ERTMS/ETCS standard has strong links to the Bombardier legacy balise systems. Bombardier was the pioneer for ERTMS/ETCS Level 2 with its commercial pilot line in operation in Switzerland in 2002 based on Release 5A specifications. Since then Bombardier has successfully continued to work in UNISIG with the development of the ERTMS/ETCS standards and deliver ERTMS projects within Europe. In parallel it has progressed to take this European based standard into Asia with an industry first ERTMS Level 1 project in Taiwan, an ERTMS Level 1 and Level Specific Transmission Module (STM) project in South Korea, an ERTMS Level 2 and Level STM project in China and now the recent successful RailCorp ATP Pilot Trial with ERTMS Level 1 on a section of the Blue Mountains line, in west Sydney, Australia. With the significant experiences gained in Europe and market entry projects in Asia, Bombardier is at the forefront of pushing this once European vision as the ATP benchmark for Asia and Australia.

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  • Pagination: 8p.
  • Monograph Title: AusRAIL PLUS 2008, capacity, climate & culture, 1-2 December 2008, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01516829
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 4 2014 7:54PM