ERTMS is the European Rail Traffic Management System and ETCS is the related European Train Control System. The aim of the ERTMS is to standardise the rail transport market, promote compatibility and facilitate transport between different countries. The upgrading of the Finnish automatic train protection system will begin in the 2020s and the measures to prepare the upgrade are underway.
In 2017, approximately 2% of the EU railway network was equipped with the ERTMS. However, extensive upgrade projects are underway, for example, in Denmark and Norway where the aim is to make the entire railway network ERTMS-compatible.
Proxion has served as the Finnish Transport Agency’s expert in several studies regarding the ERTMS. The upgrading of the automatic train protection system also involves a wide range of other measures, such as signalling system repair investments and changes to the rolling stock and train operations. Thanks to our solid expertise in signalling systems, we also have the capacity to serve in an expert role during the implementation of the upgrade.