European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS)

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Developed by 8 members of D-XD5224 - Union des industries ferroviaires européennes (UNIFE). Memorandum of Understanding signed, 2005, by E-XE2442 - European Commission (EC) and rail industry manufacturers, infrastructure managers and undertakings, covers deployment of ERTMS on a key part of the European network with an emphasis on 6 freight corridors. A 2nd MoU, signed Jul 2008, includes new partners and sets objectives for the deployment of the European Train Control System across key freight corridors and high speed lines so as to improve competitiveness of European railways. 22 Jul 2009, European Deployment Plan for ERTMS adopted by the Commission, provides for progressive deployment of ERTMS along the main European rail routes. F-XM2732 - European Union Agency for Railways is responsible for ERTMS specifications.


Attain rail interoperability, so that trains can cross borders without stopping; make rail transport safer and more competitive.


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Includes K-XJ7736 - European Train Control System (ETCS), which guarantees a common standard that enables trains to cross national borders and enhances safety.


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