European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS)

The European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) aims at replacing the different national train control and command systems in Europe

The deployment of ERTMS will enable the creation of a seamless European railway system and increase European railway’s competitiveness.

The European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS) is a major industrial project developed by eight UNIFE members – Alstom Transport, Ansaldo STS, AZD Praha, Bombardier Transportation, CAF, Mermec, Siemens Mobility and Thales – in close cooperation with the European Union, railway stakeholders and the GSM-R industry.

As a unique European train control system, ERTMS is designed to gradually replace the existing incompatible systems throughout Europe. This will bring considerable benefits to the railway sector as it will boost international freight and passenger transport.

In addition, ERTMS is arguably the most performant train control system in the world and brings significant advantages in terms of maintenance costs savings, safety, reliability, punctuality and traffic capacity. This explains why ERTMS is increasingly successful outside Europe, and is becoming the train control system of choice for countries such as China, India, Taiwan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia.


Key people at European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS)

First name Last name Position Email
Andrei Ciufu Communications Manager at UNIFE - the European Rail Industry andrei.ciufu(@)unife.org
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