SIGNAL+DRAHT | Ausgabe 11/2019

ETCS L1 – an optimised ETCS architecture for regional lines

November 2019 | Peter Laumen, Tim Kipshagen, Nils Nießen

The European Train Control System (ETCS) is currently being introduced on main lines, in particular in the TEN corridors. ETCS has not yet been regularly implemented on regional and secondary lines, but some countries are awaiting inexpensive future ETCS solutions for these lines. The use of new digital technologies and the resulting digital interlocking makes it possible to optimise the existing ETCS architecture. In addition to the possibility of generating ETCS telegrams in the digital interlocking (DI) at runtime, ETCS Level 1 (L1) lines can also be designed dynamically, which results in additional benefits....