Topic: ETCS

Germany accelerates digitalisation of railways

Railway lines in Germany will be equipped with digital interlocking technology by 2035, five years ahead of the original schedule. The country’s government will allocate 500 million euros to speed up the programme. In addition,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Stadler Flirt electric train of Koleje Mazowieckie, source: Artur Dura / Koleje Mazowieckie

Hot summer for Flirt trains in Poland

The Flirt trains are gaining more popularity among the Polish railway operators. This summer Koleje Mazowieckie added several vehicles of this type to its fleet. At the same time, Łódzka Kolej Aglomeracyjna is moving further...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Belgian Railways shifts to ETCS

Belgian railway undertaking NMBS/SNCB is planning to equip 23 locomotives of HLD77 type with ETCS. To this end, Alstom will supply the new train protection system based on its Atlas platform. The retrofitted vehicles will...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Continuous integration to speed up ETCS development

To intensify the ETCS development, The Signalling Company from Belgium decided to apply continuous integration, a well-known practice in programming. This approach will be used in its newly launched testing campaign. It is dedicated to...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Lineas retrofits 88 locomotives with ETCS

Lineas, the largest European private rail freight operator, plans to equip its 88 shunting locomotives of type HLR 77 with ETCS. The first retrofitted vehicle will be rolled out in the middle of 2024 while...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Signalling and ERTMS: what is inside?

The second course of the RailTech Academy was dedicated to a very important topic for the rail industry such as signalling and ERTMS. Jean Rousseau, the railway engineer at IKOS Consulting, has provided detailed explanations...Read more
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Øresundståg X-31 train, source: Wikipedia

Another stage in ERTMS deployment in Scandinavia

Sweden and Denmark continue to move further in ERTMS deployment on their railways. Therefore, several operators and transport authorities have concluded an agreement with Alstom for installing its Atlas ETCS onboard equipment in 77 electric...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko