SIGNAL+DRAHT | Issue 12/2020

Demand: Federal government to finance ETCS vehicle equipment

December 2020 | Editor

In the run-up to the adjustment meeting of the budget committee for the 2021 federal budget scheduled for 26.11.2020, the Federal Working Group of the Local Rail Passenger Transport Authorities (BAG-SPNV) in Germany is calling for a clear commitment to the digitisation of the railways. An important element of this is the comprehensive promotion of the mobile components of the train control system ETCS in all rail vehicles in Germany. To this end, the budget for equipping rolling stock should be increased in 2021 to an initial EUR 150 million....

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