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The goal of the EURORADIO project is to design and test the equipment that will be necessary to guarantee the safety of the radio communication, for train control data between trains and the corresponding control centres and signalling equipment. The communication system is not required to be safe. The EURORADIO project includes the standardised interfaces to the safe equipment on the train and the ground. Economic reasons and the trend to have a European wide infrastructure for railway telecommunications lead to the requirement that so-called open networks shall be used for safety relevant communication. It is a requirement that trains can cross borders without disruption of the journey. In other words interoperability of railway systems in Europe is required. Safety relevant and not safety relevant applications are no longer separate, but need to have the possibility of using the same communication system. They must be controlled in such a way that non safe applications cannot influence the safety of safe applications adversely.

This document is the global design specification (GDS) for the EURORADIO project. It contains a detailed specification of the functions performed by the EURORADIO sub-system, the relevant interfaces, the services offered to EURORADIO users, and the protocols adopted. .

Additional information

Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1996) 242pp.
Availability: Available from the Transport Research Helpdesk, European Commission, DG VII-E, Avenue de Beaulieu 31, B-1160 Bruxelles (BE), Fax: +32-2-2954349
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-8430-4
Record Number: 199711176 / Last updated on: 1997-09-23
Original language: en
Available languages: en