ERMTS and Railway

ERMTS - a part of railway modernization


ERTMS – a part of railway modernization

ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System) is the standardised signalling safety system for railways that is being introduced within the EU. The system facilitates cross-border train traffic as well as increasing rail capacity and safety in several countries. The principal benefit for Sweden is modernisation of the signalling equipment and thus reduced disruption. The Swedish Transport Administration's statistics show that delays from signalling faults are cut by a quarter with ERTMS compared with other tracks.

ERTMS is being gradually introduced in large parts of Europe with the emphasis on designated transport corridors. At present the Bothnia Line, the Ådal Line, the Haparanda Line and the Västerdal Line are equipped with ERTMS in Sweden. According to the Swedish Transport Administration's roll out plan, ERTMS will be introduced on other tracks, starting with the Iron Ore Line in 2021 and the Southern Main Line in 2023. This also means that the vehicles which service these lines will need to be equipped with ERTMS equipment.

What we do

  • We provide system suppliers and the Swedish Transport Administration with ERTMS experts and qualified resource consultants.
  • We act as system integrator for both conventional and ERTMS-based signalling systems.
  • We support the ERTMS standardisation.
  • We install ERTMS in vehicles and work machines.
  • We also handle commissions for the conventional signalling technology which ERTMS is gradually replacing.

STHK - Effective deployment of ERTMS in vehicles

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Per Börjel