SIGNAL+DRAHT | Issue 12/2006

ERTMS/ETCS – A Powerful Tool to make Rail Traffic more Efficient

December 2006 | Association (UNIFE)

ERTMS/ETCS makes rail traffic more competitive – and a large number of infrastructure managers have already committed to national deployment. After an initial introductory and migration period of about 10 years, less investment is needed to signal the corridors. Maintenance will be less too. In addition to this ETCS leads to a higher train throughput. In order to ease the migration and to keep the standard simple this article described recommended measures.