SIGNAL+DRAHT | Ausgabe 07-08/2021

Defect management for DB Netz AG ETCS projects in the commissioning phase

August 2021 | Joachim Iburg

Preparations for the introduction of ETCS (European Train Control System) in DB’s (Deutsche Bahn AG) German railway network began with the Jüterbog–Halle/Leipzig pilot project in 2004. The safety of the lines and the installations is DB’s top priority. Therefore, we systematically put our control command and signalling systems through their paces in conjunction with our partners before commissioning lines. The ETCS test and commissioning management at DB Netz AG established a fault management procedure as part of the pending testing with the aim of monitoring the expected faults and providing qualified fault rectification....