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Rail RESEARCH: EUROSIG Click here to browse the final summary report

Project Acronym: EUROSIG
Type of contract: Shared Cost
Project title: Developpment of the complete ERTMS concept
Main contractor: GEC ALSTHOM TRANSPORT S.A.
Type organisation: Industry
Country: FR
Start date & duration: 1996-01-01 - 27 months
Area: Rail
Relevant tasks: 2.1.2 /2.1.3 /2.1.4 /2.1.5
Total cost in kECUs: 12948
Total EU contribution in kECUs: 6300


Objectives of research

Main objectives:

The project is a part of a set of interlinked activities aimed at the development of a European wide common concept for a railway safe signalling system (ERTMS). In particular, the project covers the main industrial activities relating to the system design and prototyping. This includes those activities aimed at : 1. To define an overall ERTMS System concept and system architecture. 2. To extend and consolidate the subsystems and interface specifications on the basis of the outlined system architecture. 3. To elaborate a common framework of technical tests, including specification of test scope, test procedures and test tools. This includes, in particular the 'specification for the functional and interoperability tests to be carried out in the Madrid-Seville High-Speed Line '(ERTMS-EMSET project) 4. To develop a set of common test tools for laboratory and on-site testing. 5. To demonstrate the technical feasibility of the ERTMS System concept, including main critical subsystems, based on the laboratory and simulator tests. 6. To establish a common approach for the assessment of system safety. 7. To complete the technical ERTMS specification on the basis of EEIG users functional and system requirements.

Secondary objective:

To fulfill the interoperability requirements for the high-speed European rail network. Creation of a set of common interoperability and technical specifications to be used as a European kernel for input towards standardisation activities.

Demo Sites:

Demonstration sites on "SNCF, DB, FS" networks + Madrid-Seville High-Speed line

Links with other projects, tasks, areas, programmes, policy actions:
Directive 91/440 - "The development of Community Railways" / Directive on the Interoperability of High-Speed Train Networks


Participants

Organisation Type Country
GEC ALSTHOM TRANSPORT S.A. Industry     FR
ABB SIGNAL AB Industry     SE
GEC ALSTHOM ACEC TRANSPORT S.A. Industry     BE
ALCATEL SEL AG Industry     DE
ANSALDO TRASPORTI S.P.A. Industry     IT
SASIB RAILWAY S.P.A. Industry     IT
CS TRANSPORT Industry     FR
SIEMENS AG Industry     DE

Coordinator's name: Mr J. LARROUMETS
Address: GEC ALSTHOM TRANSPORT S.A.
48, rue Albert Dhalenne
93482 Saint-Ouen
FR
Tel: +33-1-47552000
Fax: +33-1-47552614


European Commission Contact Point

Name: Mr. Emmanuel PARENT DE CURZON
Tel: +32-2-2963635
Fax: +32-2-2966174


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