Stadler ETCS Solution Gets First Homologation

The GUARDIA European Train Control System (ETCS) from Stadler’s joint venture (together with Mermec) AngelStar has been homologated for the first time.

The FLIRT trains equipped with the GUARDIA system will be operated by Koleje Mazowieckie (KM) in the province of Mazovia (Poland).

Stadler has received its first homologation for its train equipped with its ETCS baseline 3.4.0 automatic train protection system GUARDIA in Poland.

Stadler FLIRT for Koleje Mazowieckie
Stadler FLIRT for Koleje Mazowieckie

The GUARDIA system will be used on the five-car FLIRT trains operated by regional transport provider KM. The homologation is in full compliance with the EU’s Commission Regulation 2016/919 on the TSI relating to the control-command and signalling subsystems.

The GUARDIA version on the Polish FLIRT trains accommodate ETCS levels 1 and 2 as well as National Train Control (NTC). The switch from ETCS to the national safety system SHP and back is fully dynamic, i.e. the trains can operate without stopping for the change.

Alexandre Grêt, CEO, Stadler Signalling, said:

“We are very pleased about the first homologation of GUARDIA for regular operations while the homologation processes in nine additional countries are proceeding positively. Together with AngelStar, we continue to work on multiple projects across Europe. This homologation is an important milestone for our joint-venture AngelStar and for the entire Stadler Group. GUARDIA puts Stadler in the position to deliver even more efficient high-quality trains to our customers.”

Stadler first entered the signalling market in 2016 as it wanted to reduce its dependence on direct competitors. In early 2020 Stadler’s engineering office near Zurich was transferred into a legal entity within the Stadler Group.

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