SIGNAL+DRAHT | Issue 12/2020

ETCS Level 2 for large stations

December 2020 | Patrick Zoetard, Vincent Blateau, Francois Hausmann, Felix Spranger

The rollout of ETCS technology throughout the country has posed the question of the deployment of ETCS in all parts of the network, including at large stations. The introduction of ETCS to large stations presents an opportunity to improve the safety and operating performance in this area. The ETCS Level 2 (L2) system can bring many advantages due to the continuous, bidirectional communication between the train and the track. This article describes how ETCS L2 functions will improve operations and how some challenges can addressed for large stations...

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