SIGNAL+DRAHT | Ausgabe 07-08/2023

ETCS Level 2 Radio Block Centre Human-Machine-Interface

August 2023 | Jakub Marek, Michal Bubeník, Antonín Diviš

This article describes the Human-Machine Interface (HMI) of European Train Control System Level 2 Radio Block Centre (ETCS L2 RBC) which has been developed and produced by the AŽD company and is currently in use to control almost 1,000 kilometres of railway line in the Czech Republic. It provides an overview of the commands and indications related to the ETCS L2 operation and briefly mentions the overall architecture (functional and safety) of this solution which combines the HMI of both the ETCS L2 trackside and the Centralised Traffic Control (CTC) system.