DB Netz AG will implement the interoperable European Train Control System (ETCS) on numerous railway lines. The system development and applicability in the grown environment of the German rail operations and its technology apparently pose one of the greatest challenges since the introduction of electronic safety systems for railways. The procedure of the new type approval by the German Federal Railway Authority includes the appointment of an expert who evaluates the system integration as well as the safety assessment. Owing to our professional expertise, we are capable of taking on this task.
The first two lines could be put into operation on time in 2015 and 2017. The activities will be pursued for new ETCS specifications.