ETCS Level 1 Now Goes From Tests To Implementation
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D Rhein & F Ziering
The first operational system tests of the new European Train Control System (ETCS) level 1 as the control/command part of the ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System) have been successfully performed in October/November 1999 on the Vienna-Budapest line, and the first implementation of the system is being prepared for installation on a 250 km part of the Sofia-Burgas line (Bulgaria). The first project was co-ordinated and the second project is being performed by Alcatel Transport Automation Systems Austria. The major problems and preliminary results of both projects will be summarised in the paper with an emphasis on track-side data preparation.