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Rail RESEARCH: HEROE

Project Acronym: HEROE
Type of contract: Shared Cost
Project title: Harmonization of European Rail Rules for Operating ERTMS
Main contractor: EEIG ERTMS USERS GROUP
Type organisation: Other
Country: BE
Start date & duration: 1998-01-01 - 24 months
Area: Rail
Relevant tasks: 2.3.2
Total cost in kECUs: 3347
Total EU contribution in kECUs: 1398


Objectives of research

Main objectives:

Harmonising rules and regulations for the new ERTMS control-command system in nominal and degraded situations; Easing a fair competition by fixing common level of safety, particularly for degraded situations (by applying a common risk analysis method); Facilitate the transition period between existing control-command systems and ERTMS and identify legal obstacles to the harmonisation; Opening to all the European railways, involved or hoping to be involved in ERTMS, the results of this project by establishing prestandardised sets of rules and regulations in regard with each operating situation. The general approach of these complex tasks will remain very practical and closely linked with actual operating situations.

Secondary objective:

the determination of the new ERTMS rules and regulations, especially for the driver and the signalman; the ways to harmonise rules and regulations during the transition period; the study of safety problems related to rules and regulations; the tests of the results; the writing of prestandards and their dissemination. The major networks dealing with ERTMS projects are involved very early in the conception of rules and regulations in order to obtain a common agreement on them.

Demo Sites:

The new procedures will be experimented on the three ERTMS test sites (F, IT, D).

Links with other projects, tasks, areas, programmes, policy actions:
The HEROE project has a strong link with the ERTMS control-command project, completing the ERTMS technical interoperability by setting the framework of the operational interoperability. As for drawing up safety rules and regulations the human aspects cannot be ignored, the HEROE project will have some interactive work with the HUSARE project.


Participants

Organisation Type Country
EEIG ERTMS USERS GROUP Other     BE
N.V. NEDERLANDSE SPOORWEGEN Industry     NL
RAILTRACK GROUP PLC Industry     GB
DEUTSCHE BAHN AG - FRANKFURT Industry     DE
RED NACIONAL DE LOS FERROCARRILES ESPAÑOLES Industry     ES
FERROVIE DELLO STATO - SOCIETÀ DI TRASPORTI E SERVIZI PER AZIONI Industry     IT
GEC ALSTHOM TRANSPORT S.A. Industry     FR
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LES TRANSPORTS ET LEUR SÉCURITÉ Research Organisation     FR
TÜV EURO RAIL Industry     DE
TECNOLOGIA E INVESTIGACION FERROVIARIA S.A. Other     ES
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "LA SAPIENZA" Education     IT
SOCIÉTÉ NATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER FRANÇAIS Industry     FR
FOUNDATION EUROPEAN RAIL RESEARCH INSTITUTE Other     NL

Coordinator's name: Mr. Jacqes PELLEGRIN
Address: EEIG ERTMS USERS GROUP
Avenue de Beaulieu, 25
1160 Bruxelles
BE
Tel: +32-2-6739933
Fax: + 32-2-6734150


European Commission Contact Point

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


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