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Contract For ETCS Retrofitting Of ČD Cargo Class 163 And 363 Locomotives Finished
Contract For ETCS Retrofitting Of ČD Cargo Class 163 And 363 Locomotives Finished

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.

ERTMS For RFI’s Central And Southern Italy Network
ERTMS For RFI’s Central And Southern Italy Network

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.

Siemens Mobility To Retrofit The NS's ViRM Fleet With ETCS
Siemens Mobility To Retrofit The NS's ViRM Fleet With ETCS

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 Buys An EffiShunter 1000 With ETCS
Hrochostroj Buys An EffiShunter 1000 With ETCS

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.

Alstom’s Pilot Project On Autonomous Driving In Niedersachsen
Alstom’s Pilot Project On Autonomous Driving In Niedersachsen

The research project „Automatisiert fahrende Regionalzüge in Niedersachsen“ (Automated regional trains in Lower Saxony) is entering the next...

Handover Of A Class 362 Locomotive With ETCS To ČD
Handover Of A Class 362 Locomotive With ETCS To ČD

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.

ČD Cargo
Coradia Stream HC EMUs For Baden-Württemberg
Coradia Stream HC EMUs For Baden-Württemberg

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).

First DB's Class 423 EMU For ETCS OBU
First DB's Class 423 EMU For ETCS OBU

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.

Vectron ETCS Compatibility Tests On The Czech Network Completed
Vectron ETCS Compatibility Tests On The Czech Network Completed

On 31 January 2022, it was announced that Vectrons can run under ETCS supervision on selected sections of the Czech network.

Škoda
ETCS OBUs For DM20-EBB Locomotives
ETCS OBUs For DM20-EBB Locomotives

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.

Alpha Trains Upgrades 77 Locomotives To ETCS Baseline 3 Release 2
Alpha Trains Upgrades 77 Locomotives To ETCS Baseline 3 Release 2

77 locomotives belonging to Alpha Trains will be upgraded to ETCS Baseline 3 Release 2.

Norway’s 2020 ERTMS Progress (2)
Norway’s 2020 ERTMS Progress (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.

Norway’s 2020 ERTMS Progress (1)
Norway’s 2020 ERTMS Progress (1)

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.

Alstom's ETCS For India
Alstom's ETCS For India

On 20 January 2021, Alstom announced it has won a contract worth 106 million EUR to design, supply and install the signalling, train control and telecommunication system of the 82 km Delhi - Ghaziabad - Meerut RRTS corridor.

ETCS For Electrostar EMUs
ETCS For Electrostar EMUs

On 22 December 2020, Bombardier Transportation has announced that it has signed a framework agreement with Porterbrook to fit ETCS on-board units (OBUs) to Electrostar EMUs.