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European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS)


The European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) is a traffic management system that provides a unified signalling and train control system throughout Europe. A key component of ERTMS is the on-board rolling stock signalling equipment known as the European Train Control System (ETCS).


Assessing a communication based mainline train control system

11 January 2018 | By

Throughout the last two centuries train control has transformed, taking many forms. The current pressing requirements for our rail systems, however, are to augment existing infrastructure and reduce headways. To this end efforts are being made worldwide to introduce new technologies, replace assets and systems to enhance reliability, accessibility, maintainability…


ERTMS/ETCS on RFC6 Mediterranean Corridor

19 September 2017 | By ,

Rail Freight Corridor 6 (RFC6) aims to make international rail freight transport more competitive and attractive. For Global Railway Review, RFC6’s Stefano Marcoccio (ERTMS Team Leader) and Andrea Galluzzi (Managing Director), cover details of the ERTMS/ETCS strategy along this important corridor.


A multifaceted approach to improve Italy’s railways

18 September 2017 | By

Urban mobility is currently undergoing somewhat of a paradigm shift. What once was the exclusive domain of private cars, now offers a myriad of intermodal transportation solutions, demonstrating a marked shift in the way individuals traverse towns and cities. The boundaries of such areas are increasingly defined by the time…