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In 2018, Bane NOR has launched a project to switch the entire railway network to ERTMS, with inauguration of first two lines scheduled at the end of 2022. However, this did not happen.
On 13 January 2023 Stadler announced that it has won a Europe-wide tender to retrofit up to 80 special vehicles of DB Netz for infrastructure inspection purposes with the GUARDIA ETCS OBUs.
On 1 November 2022, the contract for the retrofit of the on-board ETCS in 78 Class 163 and 363 locomotives of ČD Cargo was completed with a ceremonial act at Plzeň main station.
On 19 October 2022, Alstom has signed a framework agreement worth around 900 million EUR with Rete Ferroviaria Italiana to design, deliver and commission an ERTMS on a large scale in Italy.
On 15 September 2022, Siemens Mobility announced that it has been awarded a contract by NS to retrofit 176 ViRM EMUs with the on-board ETCS Level 2.
Hrochostroj (part of the enteria group) has become the second Czech company operating in the railway construction industry to decide to acquire its own locomotive, the EffiShunter 1000.
The research project „Automatisiert fahrende Regionalzüge in Niedersachsen“ (Automated regional trains in Lower Saxony) is entering the next...
On 12 May 2022, the ceremonial handover of the Class 362 WTB locomotive with the on-board ETCS took place at Masaryk station in Praha.
On 9 May 2022, Alstom has signed a contract to supply 130 Coradia Stream High Capacity double-deck EMUs to Landesanstalt Schienenfahrzeuge Baden-Württemberg (SFBW).
On 21 March 2022, the first Class 423 EMU has arrived on schedule from Stuttgart in Hennigsdorf, where the train was handed over by DB to Alstom to be fitted with the ETCS OBU.
On 31 January 2022, it was announced that Vectrons can run under ETCS supervision on selected sections of the Czech network.
On 29 September 2021, Siemens Mobility and Vossloh Locomotives signed an agreement to equip the latter’s Type DM 20-EBB locomotives with on-board ETCS Level 2.
77 locomotives belonging to Alpha Trains will be upgraded to ETCS Baseline 3 Release 2.
In this article we continue to describe the progress in ambitious Norway’s plan to completely switch over from the various Class B interlocking and signalling systems including national ATP to the fully digital infrastructure based on ERTMS.
In December 2019 we informed about the ambitious Norway’s plan to completely switch over from the various Class B interlocking and signalling systems including national ATP to the fully digital infrastructure based on ERTMS. Here is an overview of the 2020 progress.