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Next Generation Train Control

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 605402

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    28 February 2017

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 770 897,64

  • EU contribution

    € 6 361 033

Coordinated by:

UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE

Belgium

Objective

The main scope of this Next Generation Train Control (NGTC) project is to analyse the commonality and differences of required functionality for mainline and urban lines and develop the convergence of both ETCS and CBTC systems, determining the level of commonality of architecture, hardware platforms, and system design that can be achieved. This will be accomplished by building on the experience of ETCS and its standardised train protection kernel, where the different manufacturers can deliver equipment based on the same standardised specifications and by using the experience the suppliers have gained by having developed very sophisticated and innovative CBTC systems around the world
The goal is not to develop a system of ‘one size fits all’, but to make progress for all railway domains in terms of increasing the commonality in system design and hardware, with various benefits like increasing economies of scale for suppliers, and amongst other things for customers increasing the competition between suppliers, based on standardised functions and interfaces.
On top of the synergy of both systems, the NGTC project will aim to apply new technologies to the new train control system. Based on worldwide market driven requirements, NGTC proposes research work on Satellite positioning, the further development of IP based radio communication and a system approach to the moving block concept that is inexistent at the moment. If necessary proposed modifications of the ERTMS message structure will be provided, to make it a scalable solution including urban applications, while maintaining the backward compatibility with the Baseline 3 ETCS message specifications

Coordinator

UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE

Address

Avenue Louise 221
1050 Bruxelles

Belgium

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 640 297,35

Administrative Contact

Paulina Pineda (Ms.)

Participants (21)

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 441 606,75

DIMETRONIC SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 254 180

THALES TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 106 950

ALSTOM BELGIUM SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 456 394

BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION SWEDEN AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 365 659,50

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES TRANSPORTS PUBLICS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 630 093,80

FERROCARRIL METROPOLITA DE BARCELONA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 169 633

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 277 818,10

HITACHI RAIL STS SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 409 302

REGIE AUTONOME DES TRANSPORTS PARISIENS

France

EU Contribution

€ 392 341

GEIE DES UTILISATEURS D'ERTMS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 771 899

SNCF MOBILITES

France

EU Contribution

€ 24 577,25

LONDON UNDERGROUND LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 184 857

CAF SIGNALLING S.L

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 93 608

AZD PRAHA SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 101 313,50

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 328 890

NAVECOM SARL

France

EU Contribution

€ 161 324

INGENIERIA Y ECONOMIA DEL TRANSPORTE SME MP SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 100 059

THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 380 866,50

THALES CANADA INC

Canada

SNCF

France

EU Contribution

€ 69 363,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 605402

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    28 February 2017

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 770 897,64

  • EU contribution

    € 6 361 033

Coordinated by:

UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE

Belgium