It's Now or Never for ERTMS Roll-Out

This article focuses on efforts directed at revitalizing the rail transportation sector in Europe. With more than 20 signaling and train control systems in use across the continent, competitiveness, cost savings, and safety improvements are hampered. The article describes how deployment of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS), designed to provide a single signaling and train control system across Europe and focused on interoperability, is expected to bring about the necessary changes. The European Commission, along with a number of railway associations, is working on the implementation of ERTMS on 20,000 km of routes over the next decade. Six ERTMS priority corridors have been established where the European Train Control System (ETCS) will be implemented. The article details the various strategies involved as well as the financial support that is needed for facilitating deployment.

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01050249
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 16 2007 12:18PM