1 Day / 2 Live Online Sessions (0900-1230) / Technical Level: Level 2

Course Code: MB1802CH

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.

Who would benefit

This one day course is aimed at non-technical project managers that require an overview of ERTMS/ETCS.


Delegates attending this course should be familiar with the railway industry.

Topic Areas Include

  • ERTMS Rationale and concept

  • Standards organizations

  • ERTMS Installations

  • ERTMS Baselines

  • ERTMS Specifications

  • ETCS System behaviour

  • ETCS Application levels

  • ETCS Level transitions

  • ERTMS Trackside equipment

  • Train occupancy detection systems

  • Signals, route and interlocking

  • Multi-aspect signalling

  • ERTMS On-board equipment

  • European Vital Computer


  • Position estimation

  • Estimating the End of Authority

  • Managing Movement Authorities

  • ERTMS Operating Modes

  • Supervision

  • Train movements

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