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Harmonization of European Rail Rules for Operating ERTMS

Objective

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.
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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.

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

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

EEIG ERTMS USERS GROUP
Address
Avenue De Beaulieu 25
1160 Bruxelles
Belgium

Participants (13)

DEUTSCHE BAHN AG - FRANKFURT
Germany
Address
Stephensonstrasse 1
60326 Frankfurt Am Main
FERROVIE DELLO STATO - SOCIETA DI TRASPORTI E SERVIZI PER AZIONI
Italy
Address
Piazzale Di Porta San Lorenzo 1
00100 Roma
FOUNDATION EUROPEAN RAIL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Netherlands
Address
Arthur Van Schendelstraat 754
3511MK Utrecht
GEC ALSTHOM TRANSPORT S.A.
France
Address
48 Rue Albert Dhalenne
93482 Saint-ouen
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LES TRANSPORTS ET LEUR S_CURIT_
France
Address
Avenue Du G,n,ral Malleret-joinville 2
94114 Arcueil
INTERNATIONAL UNION OF RAILWAYS
France
Address
Rue Jean Rey 16
75015 Paris
NV Nederlandse Spoorwegen
Netherlands
Address
Moreelsepark 1
3511 EP Utrecht
RAILTRACK GROUP PLC
United Kingdom
Address
Melton Street 40
NW1 3EE London
RED NACIONAL DE LOS FERROCARRILES ESPAOLES
Spain
Address
Estacion De Chamartin - Agustin De Foxa S/n - Edificio Comercial 2O Pl Despacho 212
28036 Madrid
SOCI_T_ NATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER FRAN_AIS
France
Address
Rue De Londres 45
75379 Paris
TECNOLOGÍA E INVESTIGACIÓN FERROVIARIA S.A.
Spain
Address
Capitan Haya 1
28020 Madrid
TsV EURO RAIL
Germany
Address
Am Grauen Stein
51105 K"ln
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "LA SAPIENZA"
Italy
Address
Via Eudossiana, 18
00184 Roma