Study of the Implementation of ERTMS with Respect to French National "Non on Board Rules" Using a Collaborative Methodology Based on Formal Methods and Simulation

Interoperability of the rail system within Europe is a key challenge to enable railway industries to capture the variety of rail market segments and to strengthen the competitiveness of rail products and operations. It aims at creating a rail network allowing transport that is safe, compliant with the required performance level of the lines, and which does not necessitate train transfers. This requires the compliance with a set of rules, of technical and operational conditions which ensure that the essential requirements are met. The present project aims at contributing to the validation and implementation of a European system for railway signalling called ERTMS "European Rail Traffic Management System". The management of railway signalling in ERTMS is based on "not on board rules" pertaining to each country and not on global rules. By the consequence, it is difficult to evaluate the system in terms of safety. Thus, one of the main propositions of this study is to supply methodological tools for the evaluation of the global consistency between the specification and the operating rules, with regard to safety. This issue is crucial and yet it has scarcely been covered by scientific literature.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 8p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01531256
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2014 10:49AM