SIGNAL+DRAHT | Issue 11/2001

SBB’s Cab Signalling Pilot Project - Experience from the Trial Operation

November 2001 | Hans-Joachim Feldt, Martin Schwander

Since October 2000, Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and Bombardier Transportation have run joint tests on the FSS pilot line (cab signalling), Olten -Lucerne. Cab signalling, better known as ERTMS/ETCS Level 2 (European Rail Traffic Management System / European Train Control System) will be implemented on additional lines in Switzerland and in several other countries. SBB has already planned in detail to equip further lines. A tender for the Mattstetten - Rothrist line is already published.