Britain (nearly) joins the ERTMS club

Hope, Richard
June 2010
Railway Gazette International;Jun2010, Vol. 166 Issue 6, p48
Trade Publication
The article reports on the postponement of the European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS) operation in Great Britain, supposedly with the switchover on the Cambrian rail lines in mid-Wales from Radio Electron Token Block to the European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2. A government decision called for the concentration of the deployment of ERTMS on main inter-city routes. An essential benefit of ETCS is increased passenger capacity while the objective of the electronic data system (EDS) is to expose and solve issues with operating rules.


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