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ERTMS/ETCS : the european train control system

ERTMS/ETCS : the european train control system

ERTMS/ETCS is the European Train Control System. As a safety system, ERTMS/ETCS supervises train movement based on signaling information, track data, speed, and train properties. It is a fundamental system for making the European railway area more integrated and...

ERTMS : the european rail traffic management system

ERTMS : the european rail traffic management system

ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System) is the European train traffic management system, consisting of interoperable systems allowing for train protection, automatic train control, and ground-to-train radio communication. ERTMS is the cornerstone of a more...

ERTMS/ATO : the european train autopilot

ERTMS/ATO : the european train autopilot

ATO over ETCS, also called ERTMS/ATO, is the system enabling automatic driving of the train in presence of a driver, while respecting the european signalling ERTMS/ETCS, and the timetable. What are the main principles of ATO over ETCS and its architecture ? Let's find...

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Green light for the modal shift !

So to fight against the climate change, and to reduce our fossil fuels consumption, we need to rethink Mobility. Railway transport, more than 200 years old, is definitively one of the solutions. The modal shift from air and road to rail will be one of the biggest challenges of the next decades.

Voie Libre is the French signal, meaning that the train is allowed to proceed. Voie Libre is also this blog, discussing about rail Tech and Experience, so to make the modal shift a success.

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