SIGNAL+DRAHT | Ausgabe 07-08/2021

The first ETCS project at an NE

August 2021 | Tobias Mücke, Michael Krahl

The introduction of ETCS (European Train Control System) is progressing both on-board and trackside. In Germany, DB Netz AG, the manager of the federal railway infrastructure, is implementing the ETCS Level 1 Limited Supervision (L1 LS) (as “ETCS signalgeführt”) and ETCS Level 2 (L2) variants. By contrast, there has been no implementation to date in the area of non-federally owned railways (German abbreviation: NE). Norddeutsche Eisenbahngesellschaft Niebüll GmbH (neg) is the first NE in Germany to launch an ETCS project....