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ERTMS 2009-EU-60126-S

Support to the ERTMS Consolidation


The Action regroups and coordinates in a unique project framework several activities aimed to support the MoU’s (ERTMS Memorandum of Understanding of 4 July 2008) implementation. The MoU’s implementation is to be considered as the "Global Project".


The activities of the Decision aim:

  • to coordinate the overall project
  • to support the actions of the European Railway Agency (ERA) in the field of technical and operational harmonisation
  • to support the international Freight Corridors in the ERTMS Field
  • to provide a baseline 3 on-board prototype for testing
  • to improve the testing phases, of both specifications and products, in order to increase the effective interoperability

Certain activities of the Action represent the continuation of the activities already started and carried out within the framework of the EU co-funded TEN-T project number 2007-EU-60040-P.



This project has been completed.




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Total project cost covered by this Decision:



Percentage of EU support:  


Studies: 50%

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Member States involved:

Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom


Implementation schedule:

Start date: January 2009

End date: December 2013


Beneficiary & Implementing body:

EEIG ERTMS Users Group

Union of European Railway Industries


Additional information:

 Coordinator’s Report of the Priority Project

 European Commission, DG MOVE

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