ERTMS News

ERTMS launches new website with new deployment map, updated factsheets

The European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) is helping to build the next generation of European mobility, it deserved a next generation website! On 2nd August, ERTMS launched a new digital p...
Read more News — 02 August 2021

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 R...
Read more News — 07 July 2021

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 tec...
Read more News — 23 March 2021

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...
Read more News — 06 June 2020

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 wit...
Read more News — 04 May 2020

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...
Read more News — 08 November 2019

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 r...
Read more News — 21 September 2018

TEN-T Days 2018 – a key event to discuss the future EU funding and showcase ERTMS

European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc trying out the Siemens Mobility ETCS live emulator From 25 to 27 April, UNIFE participated in the TEN-T Days organised by the European Commission in Ljub...
Read more News — 03 May 2018

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...
Read more News — 27 March 2018

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 up...
Read more News — 19 March 2018

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 wide...
Read more News — 18 October 2017

New ERTMS Deployment Action Plan

On 20th of June 2017, Commissioner Bulc at the Single European Rail Area (SERA) Convention in Brussels presented a draft of the ERTMS Deployment Action Plan which is based on the following objectives:...
Read more News — 20 June 2017

European Rail Sector commits to the 4th ERTMS MoU at InnoTrans 2016

European Commission, European Union Agency for Railways and rail sector organisations commit to the Fourth ERTMS Memorandum of Understanding The European Commission, the European Union Agency for Rai...
Read more News — 28 September 2016

Invitation – InnoTrans 2016 – ERTMS Dialog Forum

"Managing the long term technical evolution and continued deployment of ERTMS" InnoTrans Dialog Forum event Thursday 22 September 2016, 10:00 to 12:00 Palais Am Funkturm, Messe Berlin   Session...
Read more News — 15 September 2016

UNIFE participates in the 12th UIC ERTMS World Conference in Brussels

“Stability” and “discipline” stood out as the buzz words of the 12th UIC ERTMS World Conference, held in the Belgian capital on 01-02 March 2016. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Luc Lallema...
Read more News — 15 March 2016

Only 17 days left! Register now for the UIC ERTMS World Conference (29 February – 02 March, Brussels)

The 12th UIC ERTMS World Conference will take place in Brussels from 29 February until 02 March. This edition is organised by INFRABEL, the Belgian Rail Infrastructure Manager, currently undertaking a...
Read more News — 11 February 2016

UNIFE participates in the TEN-T Days, Riga,

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 brough...
Read more News — 26 June 2015

Highlights From UNIFE/VDB High-Level Dialog Forum at InnoTrans

Railways Gambling Activities Railways have made a remarkable contribution to the success of the railway casinos in Europe. Today, railway passengers from all over the world to visit these sites to pl...
Read more News — 03 May 2015

Focus on ERTMS deployment and interoperability

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...
Read more News — 30 September 2014

UNIFE/VDB High-Level Dialog Forum at InnoTrans 2014

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...
Read more News — 18 September 2014

ANSALDO STS wins a high speed rail contract in Spain

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...
Read more News — 04 July 2014

Thales and Siemens Rail JV wins ERTMS supply contract in Spain

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...
Read more News — 30 June 2014

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

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 Mana...
Read more News — 13 February 2014

AZD Praha and CAF join Full UNISIG Membership

The UNISIG Consortium (UNISIG) is pleased to announce the acceptance, with effect from 1 January 2014, of the application for Full UNISIG Membership from AŽD Praha and CONSTRUCCIONES Y AUXILIAR DE FE...
Read more News — 02 January 2014

First ETCS certified in Poland

POLAND: The first certification for commercial use of ETCS equipment in Poland was granted on November 21, covering Level 1 operation on the CMK fast line from Grodzisk Mazowiecki to Zawiercie. The e...
Read more News — 23 December 2013

Norwegian ERTMS pilot line goes live

NORWAY: Infrastructure manager Jernbaneverket has inaugurated its pilot project for the European Rail Traffic Management System on the Rakkestad - Sarpsborg branch of the Østfoldbanen southeast of Os...
Read more News — 19 November 2013

Siemens to supply signaling and control equipment for a freight line in Mozambique for the first time

The longest freight line in East Africa is being equipped with signaling and control systems. Siemens is to equip the around 900-kilometer line with signaling and control systems. The project is pa...
Read more News — 05 November 2013

Siemens signaling technology links Europe and Asia

The Turkish State Railways opened the roughly 13-kilometer-long Marmaray tunnel in Istanbul for revenue service on October 29, 2013. Siemens supplied the entire signaling and control technology. The t...
Read more News — 29 October 2013

Bombardier now delivering the first two ERTMS lines in South America

BOMBARDIER INTERFLO 250 solution for Santiago, designed for a minimum four minute interval between trains, set to increase capacity and safety This technology is also contributing to improving pass...
Read more News — 28 October 2013

Ansaldo STS has been assigned a contract to implement the ERTMS signalling technologies on the new line connecting Oued Tlelat and Tlemcen in Algeria

The consortium consisting on Condotte d’Acqua & Rizzani de Eccher (Italian civil works companies) has awarded to Ansaldo STS (STS.MI) the design, supply, installation and commissioning of the ER...
Read more News — 19 June 2013

For the first time Siemens is to automate mainline routes in Tunisia

Siemens is to equip Lines D and E of the mass rapid transit system in Metropolitan Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, with train control and operations control systems. As member of a consortium with the...
Read more News — 25 March 2013

Siemens supplying multicompatible vehicle board units for the Swiss rail network

Siemens is equipping 230 traction units belonging to the Schweizerische Bundesbahn (SBB – Swiss Federal railways) with Trainguard-200 On-Board-Units. These mobile on-board computers are compatible b...
Read more News — 20 December 2012

Consortium headed by Siemens to automate Crossrail tunnel in London

New train route scheduled to carry 200 million passengers per year across London, by 2018 Siemens will supply the signaling and control equipment for the 21 kilometer long Crossrail tunnel in Londo...
Read more News — 14 November 2012

ERTMS@Innotrans 2012

ERTMS will be widely present during Innotrans on the UNIFE stand (Hall 4.2, stand 103). Alongside a dedicated work station, we will distribute printed version of the ERTMS factsheets and be availab...
Read more News — 09 September 2012

ERTMS Global dimensions, global challenges

From a technology built to ensure interoperability on European railways, ERTMS has now moved to a global signaling standard. The recently published UNIFE ERTMS statistics offer an interesting persp...
Read more News — 02 June 2012

More fluency in the transport of freight

Today, cross-border operations account for a major share of rail freight operators' activities. Specialists from the most important companies in the railway industry believe that investing in ERTMS to...
Read more News — 30 May 2012

ERTMS Worldwide expansion continues, UNIFE statistics say

Stockholm, 25 April 2012  - ERTMS continues to be embraced by an ever-increasing number of nations throughout the world and clearly appears as the worldwide signalling standard, according to the stat...
Read more News — 26 April 2012

New ERTMS Factsheets available

Four additional factsheets have been made available on the ERTMS website: The ERTMS factsheets can be accessed using the following link  ...
Read more News — 17 April 2012

UNIFE welcomes rail sector commitment to ERTMS

Copenhagen,  16 April 2012  - UNIFE, the European Rail Industry, welcomed today the signature of a new Memorandum of Understanding on ERTMS involving the European Commission, the European Railway Ag...
Read more News — 16 April 2012

UIC ERTMS World Conference, Stockholm 24-26 April 2012

The 2012 UIC ERTMS World Conference will take place in Stockholm from 24 - 26 April. The conference follows the two very successful UIC events in Malaga (2009) and Bern (2007). In 2012 the confere...
Read more News — 25 January 2012

Thameslink resignalling contract to include ERTMS

07 Jul 2011 - Invensys Rail announced today that it has been selected by Network Rail to deliver one of the Britain's largest ever resignalling schemes at London Bridge Station and the approaching...
Read more News — 07 July 2011

TEN-T funding call now open

The European Commission launches on 29 June 2011 three calls for proposals under the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) multi-annual programme, making €180 million available to finance Europea...
Read more News — 29 June 2011

New PKP trains to be equipped with ERTMS

31 May 2011 - POLAND: PKP Intercity and Alstom Transport signed a €665m contract on May 30 for the supply and maintenance of 20 New Pendolino trainsets. They are to be delivered from Alstom's Savig...
Read more News — 31 May 2011

Rio Suburban network to be equipped with ERTMS

Rio de Janeiro, 18 May, 2011 - Bombardier has been awarded the contract, by Supervia, to deliver an INTERFLO 250ERTMS Level 1 automatic train protection (ATP) solution on the fiveline Rio de Janeir...
Read more News — 18 May 2011

Australia embraces ERTMS

Australian operator RailCorp has awarded several contracts worth $65 million for its new rail signalling system in a major upgrade that focuses on improving safety across Sydney's CityRail network....
Read more News — 04 February 2011