Project management in Europe for ERTMS implementation

Railways deploying ERTMS, creating a safe, reliable and interoperable railway network in Europe

Strong and integrated energy and transport networks are the cornerstone of the European market. Development and implementation of ERTMS is one of the measures to create a Trans-European Network for rail. The ERTMS Users Group combines the knowledge and experience of its members to support the introduction of ERTMS and to assure that it will be a safe, reliable and interoperable system at reasonable and affordable costs.

MISSION

The mission of the ERTMS Users Group is to help the railways in applying ERTMS/ETCS in a harmonised and interoperable way to enable the free flow of trains and a competitive railway.

The ERTMS Users Group works closely together with the European Railway Agency (ERA) and UNISIG, the international association of signalling companies in the railway industry.

The ERTMS Users Group is dedicated to technical and operational matters and guidance on commercial implications and impacts.

The ERTMS Users Group is an European Economic Interest Group (EEIG) formed in 1995 by the French, German and Italian railways. In the following years many other railways joined the group.

This is the current membership of the ERTMS Users Group:

MEMBERS

The ERTMS Users Group and its members are invovled in large ERTMS PROJECTS
(click on any of the arrows on the right hand side for more information).

The experience gained in the projects is shared between the members. All issues arising from the members are discussed by experts in dedicated working groups. Together they decide on the preferred solutions for the future interoperable network. These solutions are discussed with the suppliers of signalling equipment, united in UNISIG, and the European Railway Agency.

The ERTMS Users Group plays a major role in the development of the ERTMS system. Many activities are carried out in so called TEN-T projects which are sponsored by the European Commission. These projects, which involve many actors (ERTMS Users Group staff, railways, UNISIG, laboratories) are managed by the ERTMS Users Group.

Occasionally, the ERTMS Users Group advises related organisations in the field of ERTMS.

ADIF, Spain

Commercial Applications

High Speed Network

Madrid Zaragoza - Lérida

  • 460 Km
  • In operation with ERTMS Level 1 at 300 Km/h
  • ERTMS levels 1 & 2 installed
  • Level 2 is being tested at present. In commercial operation at 350 Km/h by the end 2008
  • Supplier: ERTMS trackside: Ansaldo - CSEE Transport

Lérida – Tarragona

  • 90 Km max
  • speed 350 Km/h
  • ERTMS Levels 1 & 2
  • In operation with ERTMS Level 1 at 300 Km/h
  • Level 2 is being tested at present. In commercial operation at 350 Km/h by the end 2008
  • Supplier: the consortium Thales, Dimetronic (Invensys), Indra and Siemens
  • In operation with ERTMS Level 1 at 300 Km/h

Tarragona - Barcelona

  • 100 Km
  • max. speed 350 Km/h.
  • ERTMS Levels 1 & 2
  • Supplier: the consortium Thales, Dimetronic (Invensys), Indra and Siemens
  • Under construction. Entry into operation by the end of 2007.

Madrid – Valladolid

  • 200 Km
  • max. speed 350 Km/h
  • ERTMS Levels 1 & 2
  • Segment Segovia - Valladolid (82 Km) assigned to the consortium Thales, Indra, Invensys, Siemens
  • The rest of the line is assigned to the consortion Thales, Invensys and Siemens
  • In operation with ERTMS Level 1 at 300 Km/h

Cordoba-Malaga

  • 155 Km.
  • max. speed 350 Km.
  • ERTMS Levels 1 & 2
  • Assigned to the consortium Thales, Invensys, Siemens
  • In operation with ERTMS Level 1 at 300 Km/h

Toledo Access (La Sagra – Toledo)

  • 25 Km
  • max. speed 220 Km/h.
  • ERTMS Levels 1 & 2.
  • Assigned to the consortium Thales, Indra, Invensys, Siemens

Zaragoza – Huesca

  • 79,5 Km
  • In operation with ASFA
  • max. speed 200 Km/h
  • ERTMS Level 1
  • ERTMS trackside assigned to Alstom

More information can be found on Adif - Alta Velocidad

Conventional Network
  • Albacete – La Encina
  • Section of 93 Km
  • Speed 220km/h;
  • ERTMS Level 1
  • Supplier: Trackside: Bombardier

Madrid Commuters Lines

  • Several sections up to 160 Km
  • This represents approximately half of the Madrid Commuters Lines
  • Speed 220km/h; ERTMS Level 1 & 2 (in some sections)
  • Supplier: Trackside: Consortium Alcatel and Dimetronic (Invensys)

Banedanmark, Denmark

Organisation

Banedanmark, the Danish Infrastructure manager, has set up the Signalling Programme as a project organisation with direct reference to the CEO. The Signalling programme is funded by the Danish state through the Ministry of Transport. Banedanmark has signed a 12 year consultancy contract with Ramböll, Atkins, Emch-Berger and Parsons and the integrated project team is located at Banedanmark headquarters in Copenhagen.

The Signalling programme is a sector programme headed by programme director Morten Søndergaard and cover implementation of both signalling infrastructure and onboard systems for the entire national railway network excluding private lines. ERTMS onboard systems for state traffic contracts will be procured and paid under the frame of the Signalling programme.

Commercial Applications

High speed lines

None

Conventional lines

All lines indicated on the following network map.

banemap

Total length of lines to be migrated to ERTMS level 2 approx. 2000 km. Copenhagen commuter-system (S-bane) will be converted to CBTC in the same programme. All lines indicated on map with date for planned commercial operation, for Early deployment lines supervised commercial operation is scheduled to start one year before this date. Infrastructure contracts where awarded to Alstom and Thales-BBR December 2011 and onboard contract to Alstom February 2012. The selected suppliers design work is ongoing in the joint project office at Banedanmark.

STM status and perspective

The STM-DK for ZUB123 is being developed by Siemens for Banedanmark. STM-DK will be used on all lines fitted with Danish ATC during migration (until 2021). STM-DK is planned to be type approved and commercially available end of 2014.

Other (GSM-R/GRPS/...)

The Signalling Programme is a full signalling renewal including all signalling related assets, aiming at increasing performance and reducing operations and maintenance cost.

Implementing ERTMS on a complete conventional railway require a conceptual rethinking of the operational concept and the usage of technical systems. The Signalling programme plan to use GPRS for ETCS communication and Online Key management for both infrastructure and onboard systems. Handheld terminals for possession management, support for work near track and shunting is also part of the programme.

DB AG, Germany

Organisation

Deutsche Bahn AG is 100% property of the German state. The Transport Ministry is responsible for the national infrastructure financing, and supported in this task by the EBA.

The ETCS programme in the DB network is implemented by Deutsche Bahn AG. The projects are performed by its company DB Projektbau GmbH, by order of and in co-operation with the infrastructure manager DB Netz AG.

The railway undertakings DB Schenker (freight) and DB Fernverkehr (long-distance passenger) have their own ETCS migration strategies and act independently of the DB Netz AG.

Commercial applications

High Speed Lines
POS (part of the international East-West corridor Paris – Ostfrankreich – Süddeutschland)
  • Line from Saarbrücken to Mannheim
  • Length of the line: ca. 130km, ca. 1200 balises, 1RBC
  • Max speed on the line: 200km/h
  • ETCS level used on the line: level 2 SRS 2.3.0d overlay on existing PZB
  • Supplier for the infrastructure: Ansaldo STS
  • Date of commissioning of the line: 12/2012 (planned)
NIM (Nürnberg – Ingolstadt – München)
  • Line from Nürnberg to München
  • Length of the line: ca.160km, ca. 1500 balises, 2 RCB
  • Max speed on the line: 300 km/h
  • ETCS level used on the line: Level 2 SRS 2.3.0d overlay on existing PZB and LZB
  • Supplier for infrastructure: Thales
  • Date of commissioning of the line: 12/2012 (planned)
VDE 8.3 Berlin – Leipzig
  • Line from Berlin to Leipzig (former ETCS pilot line)
  • Length of the line: ca. 150km, ca. 1200 balises, 4 RBC
  • Max speed on the line: 200 km/h
  • ETCS level used on the line: upgrade of the ETCS Level 2 SRS 2.2.2 to SRS 2.3.0d, overlay on existing PZB and LZB
  • Supplier for the infrastructure: Thales
  • Date of commissioning of the line: 12/2012 (planned)
VDE 8.1/8.2
  • Line from Nürnberg via Erfurt to Halle/Leipzig
  • Length of the line:

VDE 8.1 ABS Nürnberg – Ebensfeld (ABS = Ausbaustrecke = Line upgrade) 83km

VDE 8.1 NBS Ebensfeld – Erfurt (NBS – Neubaustrecke = new line) 107 km

Erfurt node: 5 km

VDE 8.2 Erfurt – Leipzig/Halle: 123 km (NBS, 23km already in operation)

  • Max speed on the line: 300 km/h
  • ETCS level used on the line:
    • ABS sections: level 2 overlay on PZB/LZB
    • NBS sections: level 2 without national fall back system and without lineside signals

Note: L2 without line side signals, mixed traffic, ETCS baseline 3 and high proportion of tunnels and bridges require highly innovative solutions. Due to the time constraints, the ETCS installation will start with SRS 2.3.0d and the contract will include an upgrade clause for Baseline 3.

  • Supplier for the infrastructure: tender in progress, offers by 11/2011, will be one general contractor for ETCS/GSMR/IXL on the whole line
  • Date of commissioning of the line: VDE 8.2 – 2015, VDE 8.1 – 2017
Rostock – Berlin
  • Line from Rostock to Berlin
  • Length of the line; ca.175km, ca. 1000 balises, 1 RBC
  • Max speed on the line: line is being upgraded to 160km/h
  • ETCS level used on the line: Level 2 SRS 2.3.0.d overlay with PZB
  • Supplier for infrastructure: Ansaldo STS
  • Date of commissioning of the line: for different sections 2012, 2014 and 2015

STM status and perspective

For the whole network of DB the use of PZB is mandatory. If PZB is implemented as an STM with ETCS, the hot standby function (HSB) is required for safe operation.

For high speed operation (>160km/h), and for higher performance (headway) in some highly frequented lines, LZB is required. PZB is always the fall back system if LZB is not active.

The VDE 8.1/8.2 will be the first line without PZB, but trains cannot operated on pure ETCS sections only, PZB will still be needed to reach the line.

GSM-R

The German GSM-R network is equipped with about 25.000km of lines with 7 MSC, 63 BSC, 3.000 BTS and about 15.000 cab radios (mobiles). However, GSM-R will not satisfy the ETCS Level 2 communication needs in highly frequented areas, as for example in the Basle node. Therefore DB is supporting the development of packet-switched communication for the future of ERTMS.

Jernbaneverket, Norway

Organisation

The Norwegian railway network stretches from Kristiansand in the south to Bodø, above the Artic Circle. The Norwegian railway network is more than 4,000 kilometres long, with a total of 775 tunnels and more than 3,000 bridges.

Jerbaneverket is about to undertake a major renewal of signalling systems throughout the network. The renewal will take part from 2014 to 2030 and will include implementation of ERTMS.

Norway is obligated to implement EUs Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI) into Norwegian law, under Norway's membership in the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA).

Commercial applications

ETCS on conventional lines

For the time being, Jernbaneverket has only one ERTMS Pilot Line under construction. A plan for renewal of signalling system and implementation of ERTMS for the rest of the network is planned to be fixed AQ 2012.

 Østfoldbanens Østre Linje (ERTMS Pilot Line)

jbv map

  • Line from Ski via Askim to Sarpsborg
  • Lenght of the line: 80 km
  • ETCS level used on the line: ETCS level 2
  • Supplier for the infrastructure: Bombardier
  • Supplier for the onboard: not yet decided
  • Date of commissioning of the line: 2015

STM status and perspective

STM will be reuiqred to enable trains to oeprate onboth ETCS and ATC lines. The legacy system used in Norway is EBICAB 700.

Other (GSM-R / GPRS/ ...)

The whole Norwegian Railway Network is equipped with GSM-R / GPRS. 

Network Rail, United Kingdom

Organisation

Network Rail runs, operates and maintains every aspect of the rail infrastructure in Britain. This includes 18 key stations operated by Network Rail, 2,500 other stations franchised to train operators, 6,650 level crossings, 100 train care depots, 800 signal boxes, 43,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and around 16,500 route Km (32,00 Km of track).

With Strategic Decision from the Governement's Department of Transport (DfT), Network Rail is leading and funding the ERTMS Programme in Great Britain and has, with it's industry partners, developed a "preferred" implementation plan for ERTMS that is currently going through industry consultation before being formally agreed in 2013. 
  

Commercial Applications (Provisional Plan over next 20 years only)

High Speed Lines

Great Western Mainline - London (Paddingtom) to Bristol.

  • Lenght of the line 300 km
  • Max speed on the line: 200km/h
  • ETCS Level used on the line: Level 2 (overlay until 2026)
  • Supplier for the infrastructure: to be confirmed
  • Supplier for the onboard: to be confirmed
  • Date of commissioning of the line: 2019 (Lineside signals removed 2026)

East Coast Mainline - London (Kings Cross) to Doncaster.

  • Lenght of the line 290km
  • Max speed on the line: 200km/
  • ETCS Level used on the line: Level 2
  • Supplier for the infrastructure: to be confirmed
  • Supplier for the onboard: to be confirmed
  • Date of commissioning of the line: 2020

West Coast Mainline - London (Euston) to Hanslope Junction (Roade)

  • Lenght of the line 90km
  • Max speed on the line: 200km/
  • ETCS Level used on the line: Level 2
  • Supplier for the infrastructure: to be confirmed
  • Supplier for the onboard: to be confirmed
  • Date of commissioning of the line: 2035
Convetional Lines

Cambrian Lines: Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth and Pwllheli

  • Lenght of the line 215km
  • Max speed on the line: 130km/
  • ETCS Level used on the line: Level 2
  • Supplier for the infrastructure: Ansaldo STS
  • Supplier for the onboard: Ansaldo STS
  • Date of commissioning of the line: past March 2011

Hertford National Integrration facility: Watton at Stone to Hertford North

  • Lenght of the line 8km
  • Max speed on the line: 120km/
  • ETCS Level used on the line: Level 2
  • Supplier for the infrastructure: to be confirmed
  • Supplier for the onboard: to be confirmed
  • Date of commissioning of the line: 2013 - Integration facility (switchable), 2020 Running Line, as part of East Coast Mainline

Thameslink (Core): London Bridge and Castle to Kentish Town and Finsbury Park

  • Lenght of the line 8km
  • Max speed on the line: 100km/
  • ETCS Level used on the line: Level 2
  • Supplier for the infrastructure: to be confirmed
  • Supplier for the onboard: to be confirmed
  • Date of commissioning of the line: 2015

Midland Mainline: London (St. Pancreas) to Loughborough

  • Lenght of the line 180km
  • Max speed on the line: 180km/
  • ETCS Level used on the line: Level 2
  • Supplier for the infrastructure: to be confirmed
  • Supplier for the onboard: to be confirmed
  • Date of commissioning of the line: 2022

Other

Provisional train fitment programme

In comercial Service:

  • Railcar type: DMU
  • Model: Class 158
  • Quantity: 24
  • Fitment type: retrofitted
  • Year: 2008
  • Supplier: Ansaldo STS
  • Railcar type: Loco
  • Model: Class 97
  • Quantity: 3
  • Fitment type: retrofitted
  • Year: 2008
  • Supplier: Ansaldo STS

Planned

  • Railcar type: Various
  • Model: Various
  • Quantity: 2418
  • Fitment type: retrofitment
  • Year: 2012-2027
  • Supplier: to be confirmed
  • Railcar type: Various
  • Model: Various
  • Quantity: 2747
  • Fitment type: new
  • Year: 2012-2020
  • Supplier: to be confirmed

STM: status and perspective

The Train Protection and Warning System (TPWS) is deployed on the entire British railway network and is required for operation on routes not fitted with ETCS. TPWS is likely to be required on trains fitted with ETCS for some time to allow continued operation outside the ETCS fitted areas. So far it has not been necessary to implement TPWS with an STM interface as it has a relatively simple interface to the train and driver.

There are some other ATP systems in use on specific lines which will remain in operation for a limited period following ETCS deployment. An interface may be required with the ETCS onboard for these ATP systems as some trains will require both systems for a transition period.

GSM-R

The FTN/GSM-R Programme is the largest telecoms project ever to be undertaken on Britain's railways. The project is providing a new, high functionality, digital radio system that will allow train drivers to communicate directly with signallers across the entire network. This is GSM-R (Global System for Mobile communications - Railways). At the same time, the project is renewing the entire line-side fixed telecoms network that supports all of the railway's daily telecoms needs. This involves the installation of around 15,000 km of optical fibre and copper cables, installing around 3,000 new transmission sites, over 2,250 new radio sites, 7 new operational telephone exchanges and migration of circa 50,000nr operational circuits. This is FTN (Fixed Telecom Network).

Construction of the Railway Communications System (the collective name for FTN/GSM-R) will implement nationally standardised equipment, significantly improving reliability and replacing ageing infrastructure. It will provide a modern, hightly structured and robust fixed telecoms network designed to meet the operational needs of tomorrow's railway and cater for Network Rail's business communications requirements.

Drivers, signallers and trackside workers will be able to communicate directly and securely on a modern digital radio system over all Network Rail controlled infrastructure used for passenger operations, including tunnels and cuttings. This will allow any problems potentially affecting the line, e.g. trackside fire, line fault, safety incidents etc to be quickly communicated to all involved, giving greater advance warning and faster response tiems. This would class communications system offers international compatibility with the European high-speed rail network. It will provide a platform for the introduction of the European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS), known to improve efficiency and significantly increase the rail traffic capacity.

GPRS

Acceleration in the delivery of Packet Switched capable ETCS systems will help Network Rail to meet the challenges imposed to ETCS Level 2 deployment in busy areas due to capacity constraints in GSM-R Circuit Switched channel. It will also serve as a stepping stone in the technology roadmap from GSM-R into successor packet switched technologies, like UMTS, WiFi and LTE.

Network Rail is planning to include ETCS Level 2 over Packet Switched technology in future ERTMS deployments. ETCS over GPRS systems will be tested at Hertford National Integration Facility as part of Network Rail's ERTMS development plans.

Prorail, The Netherlands

Commercial Applications

Rotterdam harbour - German border, dedicated freight line

  • 110km
  • Maximum line speed 120 km/h
  • ERTMS level 2
  • In commercial service since June 2007
  • Supplier: Alstom
  • The “Havenspoorlijn” (existing line with shunting yards, part of the Betuwe line in the harbour area of Rotterdam) has been equipped with ERTMS level 1. The existing line side signals remained.

HSL South (Amsterdam - Belgian border)

  • Section of high speed link Amsterdam-Brussels-Paris
  • 93km
  • Maximum line speed 300 km/h
  • ERTMS level 2 (with a simple level 1 as fall back)
  • Commercial service since 2009
  • Supplier: Siemens / Thales

Amsterdam - Utrecht

  • 30 Km
  • Mixed signalling: ERTMS Level 2 with ATB First Generation
  • Maximum line speed 160 km/h
  • Full comercial service beginning 206 (first part with ATB First Generaiton) and 2011 (2rd part with ERTMS)
  • Supplier: Bombardier

Hanzelijn (Lelystad - Zwolle)

  • 70km
  • Mixed signalling: ERTMS Level 2 with ATB First Generation,
  • Maximum line speed 200 km/h
  • Full commercial service end 2012
  • Supplier: Alstom

 

GSM-R

  • Network installed on the whole railway network, operational since late 2004, no fallback to legacy system or fixed telecom network
  • Supplier: Nokia/Siemens
  • Migration of trainborne equipment finalised
  • The legacy telecom network has been put out of service

 

STM status and perspective

National lines are fitted either with ATB-EG (first generation) or the ATB-NG (new generation). Train operators (especially freight operators like Railion) which run service into Germany could need STM for LZB and Indusi.

External STM’s are available on the open market

RFF, France

Organisation

"Réseau Ferré de France" as Infrastructure Manager is in charge, under the aegis of the French Member State, of defining and applying the strategy related to the roll out of ERTMS on the High Speed and Conventional lines.

Decision has been made to organise the implementation of ERTMS following the same strategy for both the High Speed and Conventional lines. Pilots will enable the Proof of Concept and roll out will follow. Pilot for High Speed Line is the East European HSL and pilots for Conventional lines are on Corridor C.

Commercial applications

High speed lines

Est European High Speed Line

  • Line from Vaires to Beaudrecourt
  • Lenght of the line: 300 km
  • Max speed on the line: 320 km/h
  • ETCS level used on the line: Level 2
  • Supplier for the infrastructure: Ansaldo STS France
  • Supplier for the onboard: Ansaldo STS France
  • Date of commissioning of the line: end of 2013
Conventional Lines

First pilot line for Corridor C

  • Line from Thionville to Bettembourg
  • Length of the line : 18 km
  • Max speed on the line: 160 km/h
  • ETCS level used on the line: Level 1
  • Supplier for the infrastructure: Alstom
  • Supplier for the onboard: Alstom
  • Date of commissioning of the line: end of 2013

Second pilot line for Corridor C

  • Line from Longuyon to Mont-St-Martin
  • Length of the line: 20km
  • Max speed on the line: 100 km/h
  • ETCS level used on the line: Level 1
  • Supplier for the infrastructure: Alstom
  • Supplier for the onboard: Alstom
  • Date of commissioning of the line: end of 2013

STM status and perspective

STM are intended to be used on the network for the following legacy signalling systems:

  • STM KVB for conventional lines
  • STM Crocodile for conventional lines

Other (GSM-R / GPRS / ...)

On East European Hight speed line, GSM-R is implemented with double coverage.

RFI, Italy

http://www.rfi.it - Site for Il Sistema AV-AC

Commercial Applications

All of the new High Speed Lines are based on ERTMS Level 2 without any fall back system.

Roma - Napoli HSL (Officially in operation from the 19th December 2005)

  • Trackside Supplier: Saturno Consortium with Alstom & Ansaldo
  • On board Supplier: Alstom (Ansaldo equipment under development)

Torino – Novara HSL (Part of Torino – Milano) (Officially in operation from February 2006)

  • Trackside Supplier: Saturno Consortium
  • On board Supplier: Alstom (Ansaldo equipment under development)

Padova – Mestre HSL line (2006)

  • RBC’s, interlockings and track-circuits from Ansaldo, beacons from Alstom (25 km)

Milan – Bologna HSL line (in commercial service since 13th Dec 2008)

  • RBC, interlockings and beacons from Ansaldo, track-circuits from Alstom (182 km)

Bologna – Florence HSL line (2008)

  • RBC’s, interlockings, track-circuits and beacons from Alstom (78 km)

Novara – Milan HSL line (completion of Turin – Milan HSL) (2009)

  • RBC’s, interlockings and track-circuits from Ansaldo, beacons from Alstom (34 km)

Milan – Verona HSL line (2012)

  • RBC, interlockings and track-circuits from Ansaldo, beacons from Alstom (112 km)

Verona – Padova HSL line (2013)

  • RBC’s, interlockings and track-circuits from Ansaldo, beacons from Alstom (77 km)

STM status and perspective

The “standard” ERTMS on-board equipment will integrate the FS National System (SCMT). Due to the FS strategy of installing ERTMS Level 1 or 2 on all the Italian part of the Trans-European Network (border lines, High Speed Lines, connections) it is not presently foreseen the development of an external STM

Updated: 18/02/2010

SBB, Switzerland

http://www.sbb.ch - Site for Il Sistema AV-AC

Commercial Applications

High Speed Network

Mattstetten-Rothrist

  • 45km double track plus 10km single track feeder line.
  • ERTMS level 2 with fall-back system based on national signalling (fall back has to be decommissioned)
  • Full commercial service since end 2004 / with ETCS Level 2 since July 2006 (initially with speed 160km/h, since 29.07.2007 with speed 200km/h)
  • Trackside Supplier: Alstom (RBC) and Alcatel (Interlocking)
  • Train-borne fleet: 500 vehicles
  • Trainborne Supplier: Alstom

Lötschberg Base Tunnel

  • 35km partial double track tunnel
  • ERTMS level 2 with minimal fall-back system based on national signalling (tunnel portals)
  • Opened Mid June, Partial commercial service, full commercial service end 2007
  • Trackside Supplier: Alcatel
  • Trainborne Supplier: Alstom, Siemens and Bombardier

ETSC Level 1 Limited Supervision

Replacement of national signaling system ZUB/SIGNUM with ETCS Level 1 Limited Supervision on entire network until 2016 with priority on the north-south corridors until 2012.

STM status and perspective

The whole fleet of SBB (2000 vehicles) has been equipped with ETM (reverse STM) and now is able to read packet 44 information out of Eurobalises. This is the basic assumption to start now the trackside migration towards ETCS.

Trafikverket, Sweden

Organisation

Trafikverket (the Swedish Transport Administration) is the agency responsible for all modes of traffic: traffic on roads and railways, on the sea and in flight. We will plan for all modes of traffic for a long time to come.

Trafikverket has since several years an ongoing ERTMS program responsible for developing and implementing ERTMS on the Swedish railways.

Commercial applications

High speed lines

Corridor B - from Malmö to Stockholm

  • Lenth of the line: 850km (double track line)
  • Max speed on the line: 200 km/h
  • ETCS level 2 used on the line (pure Level 2)
  • ETCS level 1 may be used on some of the larger stations
  • Planned date of commissioning of the complete corridor: 2020

Conventional lines

Bothnia Line - from Nyland to Umeå

  • Length of the line: 190 km
  • Max speed on the line: 250 km/h
  • ETCS level 2 used on the line (pure Level 2)
  • Supplier for the infrastructure is Bombardier
  • Supplier for the onboard is Bombardier
  • Date of commissioning: December 2010

Ådal Line - from Sundsvall to Nyland

  • Length of the line: 130 km/h
  • Max speed on the line 250 km/h
  • ETCS Level 2 used on the line (pure Level 2)
  • Supplier for the infrastructure is Bombardier
  • Supplier for the onboard is Bombardier
  • Planned date of commissioning for the complete Ådal line: August 2012

Haparanda Line - from Boden to Haparanda

  • Length of the line: 161 km
  • Max speed on the line: 250 km/h
  • ETCS Level 2 used on the line (pure Level 2)
  • Supplier for the infrastructure is Ansaldo
  • Planned date of commissioning: December 2012

Vasterdalarna line - from Repbäcken to Malung

  • length of the line: 130 km/h
  • Max speed on the line: 90 km/h
  • ETCS Level 3 used on the line (pure Level 3)
  • Supplier for the infrastructure is Bombardier
  • Supplier for the onboard is Bombardier
  • Planned date of commissioning: February 2012

STM Status and perspective:

STM are used on the network equipped with EBICAB 700 (Class B system).

TEN-T Projects

Since 1995, the ERTMS Users Group is active in the field of projects to develop the Trans European Network for Transport (TEN-T).

Up to 2003 € 195 million EU subsidy was granted to the ERTMS Users Group for projects coordinated by the Group.

Recent TEN-T project coordinated by the ERTMS Users Group: Click on any of the arrows on the right hand side for more information).

TEN 2012 (Multi Annual Program 4th Call):
“Facilitating and speeding up ERTMS deployment – Second phase”

An EU funding decision on this project is expected. With the anticipation of a favourable EU decision, ERTMS Users Group has completed one of the deliverables of that project. It is a report that addresses ERTMS security aspects, and it is called “IT Security Threat identification, Risk Analysis and Recommendations PUBLIC VERSION”. This report can be downloaded here: IT Security Threat identification - Risk Analysis and Recommendations PU...

TEN 2011 (Multi Annual Program 3rd Call):
“Facilitating and speeding up ERTMS deployment“

Activities:
  • Management of the project
  • Financial management
  • First feedback of baseline 3 implementation projects
  • UNISIG support to ERA
  • GSM-R Industry Group support to ERA
  • ETCS Test Campaign
  • Validation/test of baseline 3, 3rd phase
  • Development of FFFIS for Train Interface Unit
  • ETCS over GPRS
  • GSM-R Interoperability/compatibility testing
  • EMC Axle Counter Validation
  • Automatic Train Operation.
Participants/beneficiaries:
  • ERTMS Users Group
  • UNIFE/UNISIG
  • Cedex
  • DLR
  • Multitel
  • INECO
  • Nokia Siemens Networks
  • Kapsch CarrierCom
  • Hörmann Funkwerk Kölleda
  • Alstom Ferroviaria
  • Selex Elsag
  • UIC
  • Frequentis
  • MER MEC
  • Seinalia

Project volume: € 30 million

EU funding: € 15 million

TEN 2009 (Multi Annual Program 2nd Call):
“Support to the ERTMS Consolidation”

Activities:
  • Management of the project
  • Financial management
  • ERTMS Users Group support to ERA
  • ERTMS Users Group support to international freight corridors
  • Baseline 3 on-board prototypes for testing
  • Transposition of “line specific scenarios” into the data basis of reference laboratories, 2nd phase
  • Validation/test of SRS version 3, 2nd phase
  • Check by UNIFE/UNISIG of the “line specific scenarios”
  • Resolution of technical issues
  • Test specification support
  • Validation of test cases and sequences
Participants/beneficiaries:
  • ERTMS Users Group
  • UNIFE/UNISIG

Project volume: € 6 million

EU funding: € 3 million

TEN 2007 (Multi Annual Program 1st Call):
“EEIG ERTMS Users Group – testing activities”

Activities:
  • Management of the project
  • Financial management
  • Feedback from members and Technical Harmonisation
  • Operational Harmonisation
  • Transposition of “line specific scenarios” into the data basis of reference laboratories
  • Validation of SRS version 3
  • Migration to 2.3.0d
  • GSM-R Interoperability tests.

Participants/beneficiaries:
  • ERTMS Users Group
  • Nokia Siemens Networks
  • Kapsch CarrierCom
  • UNIFE/UNISIG

Project volume: € 12 million

EU funding: € 6 million

TEN 2006: “ERTMS Development and consolidation”

Activities:
  • Management of the project
  • Financial management
  • Change request management
  • Operational Rules Harmonisation
  • Alignment of System Test Specification with 2.3.0/2.3.0d
  • GSM-R Phase IV b Interoperability tests
  • EVC Test Campaign.
Participants/beneficiaries:
  • ERTMS Users Group
  • Cedex
  • DLR
  • Multitel
  • TIFSA
  • ERSA
  • Nokia Siemens Networks
  • Nortel
  • UNIFE/UNISIG

Project volume: € 6 million

EU funding: € 2.5 million

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