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ERTMS 2009-EU-60106-P

ERTMS implementation on the Railway Corridor C (Antwerpen-Lyon/Basel)


The 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.


The main objective of this Action is to upgrade 25 Luxembourgish locomotives with ETCS Level 1 SRS 2.3.0d, to equip 45 French locomotives the same system and 60 additional Belgian locomotives with ETCS Level 2 SRS 2.3.0d. The development of a tool based on scenarios and the tests of interoperability at border points is also foreseen.



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Member States involved:

France, Belgium, Luxembourg


Implementation schedule:

Start date: January 2009

End date: December 2013


Beneficiary & Implementing bodies:

Réseau Ferré de France (RFF)


Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgois (CFL)

Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Belge (B-SNCB)

Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français (SNCF)


Additional information:

 Coordinator’s Report of the Priority Project

 European Commission, DG MOVE

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