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EU to support ERTMS standardisation process through grant

Creation date: April 10, 2012

The EU will finance with €15 million a project to facilitate and speed-up development of European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS). The project will ultimately lead to improved ERTMS standards, with a positive effect for rail mobility throughout the European Union.


The project, which was selected for funding under the 2011 TEN-T Multi-Annual Call, will support development activities in order to speed up the certification, validation and testing of the next generation of the ERTMS standard. It will also coordinate between the rail industry and the European Railway Agency (ERA) in the development and improvement of Technical Specifications for Interoperability.


ERTMS is a major European industrial initiative to make rail transport safer and more competitive. Its goal is to substitute more than 20 different train control-command systems which are currently in use inEuropewith a single harmonised system.


The project will be managed by the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency and is set to be completed by the end of 2014.


For more information, please consult the project's page!



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