Harmonize, simplify and internationalise procedures for placing into operation ERTMS products and subsystems

Business Time Project Coordinator Funding Scheme
Transport & Infrastructure Start date: September 2015 
End date: December 2017
EEIG ERTMS Users Group Connecting Europe Facility TRANSPORT 
European Commission 
Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA)



The Action aims to harmonize, simplify and internationalise procedures for placing into operation ERTMS products and subsystems.


The Action, gathering a number of NSAs and NoBos (as RINA) from different Member States, will analyse the ERTMS authorisation procedures (in few member states) and propose
a single simplified and harmonised procedure.


The Action groups and coordinates research and development activities supporting the implementation of ERTMS, in line with the applicable EU law and policy.
It gathers a number of railway sector stakeholders, encompasses tasks addressing, among others, ERTMS specifications maintenance, facilitation of testing, validation and authorization placing vehicles in operation, the system backwards compatibility analysis, etc..

Project Consortium

1 Union of European Railway Industries (UNIFE) - established in Belgiu 2 Union Internationale des Chemins de fer - UIC (UIC) - established in France 3 Cedex - Centro de estudios y experimentatión de obras públicas (CEDEX) - established in Spain 4 Multitel (MULTITEL) - established in Belgium 5 DLR - Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR) - established in Germany 6 INECO Ingenieria y Economia del Transporte, S.A. (INECO) - established in Spain 7 RINA SERVICES SPA (RINA) - established in Italy 8 Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy (NSN) - established in Finland 9 Kapsch CarrierCom AG (KCC) - established in Austria 10 Funkwerk AG (FWK) - established in Germany 11 Selex ES SPA (SELEX) - established in Italy 12 Siemens PLC (SIEMENS) - established in United Kingdom 13 ERTMS Solutions SPRL (ESOL) - established in Belgium 14 Alstom Belgium (ALSTOM BE) - established in Belgium 15 Ansaldo STS France (ASTS FR) - established in France 16 Ansaldo STS S.p.A. (ASTS IT) - established in Italy 17 Ansaldo STS Sweden AB (ASTS SE) - established in Sweden 18 AŽD Praha s.r.o. (AZD) - established in Czech Republic 19 Bombardier Transportation Sweden AB (BOMBARDIER) - established in Sweden 20 CAF Signalling, SL (CAF) - established in Spain 21 Siemens Aktiengesellschaft (SIEMENS DE) - established in Germany 22 Thales Transportation Systems GmbH (THALES) - established in Germany

Alessandro Maccari