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European Parliament pushes ERTMS deployment and CEF2 regulation forward

At this week’s European Parliament Plenary, rail saw the adoption of two measures that have major implications for the future of Europe’s sustainable mobility paradigm: a Report on the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) and a Connecting Europe Facility 2 (CEF2) Regulation. The first was prompted by Members of European Parliament (MEPs) assessment that […]
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ERTMS Brochure

The European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) is a single, EU-wide signalling and speed control system that ensures interoperability between national railway systems. This telecommunications technology reduces the purchasing and maintenance costs of signalling systems, increases the speed of trains, raises the capacity of infrastructure and improves the level of safety. ERTMS is designed to […]
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Highlights from last ERTMS Stakeholders Platform Board conference call and 1st ERTMS Work Plan

On 3 June, the ERTMS Stakeholders Platform Board convened ‘virtually’ to discuss the latest, most important ERTMS developments. The European Commission and the European Railway Agency (ERA) opted for the Platform Board to officially present European ERTMS Coordinator Matthias Ruete’s first ERTMS Work Plan. In his exhaustive document, Mr Ruete evaluates the current ERTMS deployment […]
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How UNISIG experts have contributed to the ERTMS/ETCS evolution

In 2018/2019, UNISIG continued to focus its activities on the maintenance of the ERTMS specifications, including the associated Baseline Compatibility Assessment (BCA). Under the leadership of ERA within the EECT (ERA Extended Core Team), UNISIG and the ERTMS Users Group kept carrying out the analysis and assessment of a set of Change Requests (CRs), considered […]
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CCRCC ERA Conference (Valenciennes, 15-17 October 2019)

From 15-17 October, 2019 the Control Command and Railway Communication Conference (CCRCC2019), organized by the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA), took place in Valenciennes, France. UNIFE and UNISIG actively contributed to the organization of the Conference. All the presentations are available on ERA website). Hundreds of Europe’s leading ERTMS experts – from the European […]
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Innotrans 2018: Debating about ERTMS as the backbone of the digital railway at this year’s ERTMS Dialog Forum

On Thursday 20th September a fully packed room of ERTMS supporters and curious participants gathered at Innotrans to listen to high-level panel speakers explaining why ERTMS can be considered as the real backbone of the digital railway. Representatives of the European Rail Industry alternated on stage to debate on how active the suppliers have been […]
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TEN-T Days 2018 – a key event to discuss the future EU funding and showcase ERTMS

From 25 to 27 April, UNIFE participated in the TEN-T Days organised by the European Commission in Ljubljana, Slovenia, bringing together 4 European Commissioners and key decision makers from the European institutions, 1 Prime-Minister, 26 Ministers, and over 2000 participants from all transport modes.   The UNIFE ERTMS stand boasted an ETCS simulator provided by […]
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1st UIC Global Conference on Signalling – The evolution of ERTMS

The 1st UIC Global Conference on Signalling co-organised by UIC and Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (FS Group), focussing on “The Evolution of ERTMS” took place on 26 and 27 March in Milan. Roughly 500 participants, from all five continents and from different sectors gathered to discuss about the evolution of ERTMS and address the main […]
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European Commission Deployment Management Team workshop on ERTMS Business Case

On Monday 19 March, a workshop on ERTMS business case was organised by the Deployment Management Team (DMT), in collaboration with the European Commission, aiming to present the main results of the updated Business Case for the deployment of the ERTMS on the Core Network Corridors. Karel Vinck, ERTMS European Coordinator, highlighted that this is […]
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A New ERTMS Factsheet translated into new languages for wider appreciation of the application of ERTMS technology in national rail network

The UNIFE ERTMS Marketing Group (UEMG) is delighted to announce the publication of a new ERTMS Factsheet translated into Arabic, Farsi, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian to widen the awareness of the application and advantages of ERTMS technology introduction into national rail networks. These translations are intended to act as a catalyst for […]
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ERTMS - The European Traffic Management System