ERTMS/ETCS for Radio Engineers (On-Demand)

Duration: 32 Hours / Technical Level: Level 3

Course Code: MB1802

Course Summary

The European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS) is a European system to create a ‘digital railway’.

The UK government has announced that UK citizens are to benefit from a digital railway by increasing Capacity, reducing Costs, reducing Carbon emissions and increasing Customer satisfaction, otherwise known as ‘the four Cs’.

ETRMS is a major project but is only part of the digitalization process. The UK railway network already has a digital communications system – GSM-R. The second part of the system, namely, the European Train Control System (ETCS) will see the replacement of traditional railway signalling with an electronic equivalent where train movements will be signalled via GSM-R.

This self-paced on-demand distance learning course features illustrated course books, videos, tests and full tutor support.

Who would benefit

This three day course is aimed at radio engineers.


Delegates attending this course should be familiar with the principles of GSM-R networks.

Topic Areas Include

  • ERTMS standards and legislation
  • ETCS Application Levels
  • ERTMS Trackside Network Components
  • ERTMS On-board components
  • Keeping track of Trains
  • Operational Modes of ERTMS
  • ETCS Protocols
  • Using Circuit Switched GSM-R as a Bearer
  • Using GPRS as a Bearer
  • GPRS Air Interface
  • GPRS Signalling Procedures
  • GPRS Radio Network Optimization


    On-Demand Online Training

    On-Demand Online Telecoms TrainingOur self-paced on-demand distance learning programmes are accessible on any computer, tablet or smartphone and allow you to study at a time and location that is convenient to you.

    Each course includes:

    • Illustrated Course Books - featuring leading edge knowledge from subject matter experts.
    • Videos - Detailed videos expand the points covered in the course books, discussing topics in greater depth. 
    • Tutor Support – Dedicated course tutors are available to answer any questions you might have throughout your studies.
    • Formative Assessment - Modules include regular quizzes to support learning by testing your knowledge of the subject matter.
    • Certification– Successfully complete the end of module tests to earn Digital Badges to demonstrate the depth of your knowledge of the topic.
        Also available as a Live Online Training Programme, learn more.

        Part of UIC Rail Telecom Academy


        UIC is the worldwide organisation for the promotion of rail transport at a global level and collaborative development of the railway system. It brings together some 200 members on all 5 continents, among them rail operators, infrastructure managers, railway service providers, etc. UIC maintains close cooperation links with all actors in the rail transport domain around the world, including manufacturers, railway associations, public authorities and stakeholders in other domains and sectors whose experiences may be beneficial to rail development. UIC's main tasks include understanding the business needs of the rail community, developing innovation programmes to identify solutions to those needs, as well as preparing and publishing a series of documents such as reports, specifications, guidelines and IRS that facilitate the implementation of the innovative solutions.

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