SIGNAL+DRAHT | Ausgabe 03/2012
Certification of ERTMS for European locomotives: theory and practice
ERTMS/ETCS implementation is going on all over Europe. After starting with pilot lines, countries are now opting for country-wide implementation of ERTMS/ETCS. In this context locomotive manufacturers are preparing for the market for “European” locomotives equipped with ERTMS/ ETCS. Certification by Notified Bodies is required by European legislation. The rules for the assessment process are laid down in the Technical Specification for Interoperability for Control, Command and Signalling. The experience with the application of the rules of the TSI is the subject of this article.