Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

ERTMS 2013-BE-60012-P

Installation of the ETCS cab signalling system on 64 cabs of M6 double-deck carriages used for the operation of the Brussels-Luxembourg intercity line


The project covers the retrofitting of 64 type "M6" double-deck carriages with ETCS Level 2, Baseline 2, Release 2.3.0d. It also includes field and off-site tests to demonstrate compatibility between the on-board equipment and Belgian and Luxemburgish ERTMS-equipped lines where these carriages are in operation currently.


The results of the tests will be communicated to the European Railway Agency (ERA).


Following the completion of the project applications for putting the vehicles in service will be submitted to the National Safety Authorities (NSAs) of the countries concerned.



State of progress on 31 December 2014:
The prototyping has been completed.




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Total project cost covered by this Decision:


Percentage of EU support:  


Works: 50%

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This project was also the subject of a press release issued by the Agency.

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Implementation schedule:

Start date: January 2013

End date: December 2015


Beneficiary & Implementing body:

 NMBS/SNCB (NV van publiek recht/SA de droit public)


Additional information:

 Coordinator’s Report of the Priority Project

 European Commission, DG MOVE

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