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ERTMS 2006-EU-93001-S

ERTMS development and consolidation


European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS), composed of a unique European Train Control System (ETCS) and radio system GSM-R, is designed to gradually replace the existing incompatible national systems throughout Europe.


This important, EU-wide project directly contributes to the development of the ERTMS technical specifications.


The project's main objective is to update and upgrade the test specification to version 2.3.0 of the System Requirements Specifications. This will ensure that when an on-board ETCS computer (or a "European Vital Computer") completes all of its test sequences, it will be able to run on all ETCS lines equipped with version 2.3.0.


The project encompasses three main groups of activities:

  • project management
  • upgrading the specifications, in particular test specifications
  • test campaign to validate the specifications and the products

This project has now been completed.




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Total project cost covered by this Decision:



Percentage of EU support:


Studies: 50%

EU contribution:




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Implementation schedule:

Start date: May 2008

End date: November 2010


Beneficiary & Implementing body:

 ERTMS Users Group (EEIG)


Additional information:

 Coordinator’s Report of the Priority Project

 European Commission, DG MOVE

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