SIGNAL+DRAHT | Ausgabe 07-08/2021

The future with the ETCS Level 3 Hybrid

August 2021 | Markus Kuttig-Trölenberg, Jörg Schurig, Raimo Koch

DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH is a full-service company offering extensive consulting and engineering services for rail, regional and local transport companies. This article answers the questions posed by operators worldwide about the application and benefits of the ETCS Level 3 (L3) train control system. It appears that a changeover to ETCS L3 is easier than widely assumed, that it leads to a notable increase in line capacities and that the future will belong to the ETCS interlocking, a combination of a radio block center (RBC) and an electronic interlocking...