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Over the past decade, industrial giants and European governments have strived to attain rail interoperability, so that trains can cross borders without stopping.

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ERTMS deployment map application

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12th UIC ERTMS World Conference

12th UIC ERTMS World Conference

29.02 - 2.03.2016

"ERTMS – Managing long term safety investment in a rapidly changing world"


ERTMS deployment statistics 2015

See the latest information on the ERTMS statistics in Europe and worldwide



UNIFE participates in the TEN-T Days, Riga,

26 June

The biggest high-level policy event on TEN-T of the year was held in Riga, Latvia, on 22-23 June. Co-organised by the European Commission and the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU, it brought together more than 1000 participants, including EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc, Transport Ministers of the EU Member States, Members [...]

Focus on ERTMS deployment and interoperability

30 September

ERTMS High-Level Dialog-Forum at InnoTrans 2014 The ERTMS High-Level Dialog-Forum organised by UNIFE and VDB successfully gathered 100 participants on 25 September in the framework of Innotrans 2014 at MESSE Berlin. This event was the occasion to provide a snapshot of the current status of the ERTMS implementation in Europe and worldwide.     Stability of [...]

UNIFE/VDB High-Level Dialog Forum at InnoTrans 2014

18 September

Every two years, UNIFE and our members (European rail supply companies) play a major role in the organisation of the InnoTrans Trade fair in Berlin. In this year’s edition, In addition to setting up a large stand, UNIFE is also preparing a full programme of presentations and events. We would especially like to draw your [...]

ANSALDO STS wins a high speed rail contract in Spain

04 July

The Spanish Ministry of Development, through ADIF Alta Velocidad, has awarded to the Joint-Venture formed by Ansaldo STS, a Finmeccanica Company, and Instalaciones Inabensa a signalling contract worth EUR 47 Million to deploy and maintain ERTMS signalling systems on the high speed line connecting La Robla and Pola de Lena. The contract comprises the design, [...]

Thales and Siemens Rail JV wins ERTMS supply contract in Spain

30 June

A joint-venture comprising Thales and Siemens Rail has secured a €208.7m contract to supply the European railways traffic management system (ERTMS) for the Antequera-Granada high-speed line in Spain. Awarded by Spanish infrastructure firm Adif, the contract covers the installation of signalling, telecommunications and security technologies on the route connecting the southern cities of Antequera and [...]

Network Rail signs a 5 years licence agreement for the use of the ERTMS logo

13 February

Network Rail has signed a licence agreement for 5 years to be able to use the UNIFE registered ERTMS logo in its relevant corporate documentation. This is a the first major Railway Infrastructure Management Company that has agreed to use the UNIFE ERTMS licence in its promotion and advancement of ERTMS. Network Rail is embarking [...]

ERTMS - The European Traffic Management System