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Topic: Ertms

New Alstom train control system in place in Germany

A new version of Alstom’s Atlas ETCS train control system has entered service on the Wuppertal Suspension Railway (Wuppertaler Schwebebahn), located in western Germany. Following a contract signed with WSW mobil GmbH, Alstom equipped the...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Train Maastricht - Aachen, source: Arriva

NMBS has no plans for its own Three Countries Train

For a number of years, Dutch and Belgian authorities, rail operators and rail infrastructure managers have been discussing an international rail connection between four cities in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Until the Dutch trains...Read more
|Comment|author: Paul van den Bogaard
Headquarter of EU Agency for Railways (ERA), source: ERA

Europe makes major step to single rail market

European Union has made a major step towards the single rail market. On 16 June, the EU Agency for Railways (ERA) has taken responsibility for vehicle authorisation, safety certification, and ERTMS trackside approval. This rule...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Opening of Copenhagen - Ringsted railway, source: Banedanmark

First high-speed rail launched in Denmark

The Copenhagen – Ringsted line was opened for the regular train traffic. It is the first high-speed railway in Denmark. Initially, the trains will run on the route at a speed of 180 kilometres per...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
SBB train simulator, source: SBB

Netherlands approves ERTMS deployment by 2050

The Dutch Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management to deploy the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS). It will replace the 60-year-old automatic train control solutions. ERTMS will...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
PKP Intercity Pendolino train, source: PKP Intercity

Polish high-speed trains will run faster

Since 2023 Polish high-speed trains will be able to accelerate up to 250 kilometres per hour instead of the current speed of 200 kilometres per hour. The faster train traffic will be implemented on the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko