Experiences from the ETCS conversion at S-Bahn Hamburg

Practical experience from the implementation of ATO over ETCS was reported at the annual conference of railway experts in Fulda at the beginning of May. 


Challenges of ETCS vehicle retrofitting in Germany become clearer

The retrofitting and approval of vehicles with ETCS on-board equipment was one of the main topics of the 24th Annual Conference of Railway Experts on 5 and 6 May 2022 in Fulda. 


ERTMS conference explores rollout strategies and ‘game changer’ enhancements

More than 500 delegates converged on Valenciennes end of April for the 2022 ERTMS Conference organised by the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA).


“Foster interactions at all levels”

From 26 to 28 April 2022, the ERTMS Conference 2022 of the European Agency for Railways (ERA) will take place in Valenciennes, France. The focus will be on current findings and developments around the implementation of ERTMS, but also on the revision of the TSI CCS. In the run-up to the conference, Josef Doppelbauer, Executive Director of ERA, gives an outlook on the event.


German EBA considers series approval necessary again for rapid ERTMS rollout

The German Federal Railway Authority (EBA) is calling for the reintroduction of series approval in order to be able to quickly put rail vehicles back into service after an ERTMS retrofit.


Hitachi Rail's DSTW receives German approval

The German Federal Railway Authority (EBA) and Deutsche Bahn (DB) have approved and accepted Hitachi Rail's digital interlocking system (DSTW). The tests were carried out in the Hitachi laboratory in Munich.