Alstom and Banedanmark have successfully tested an ETCS level 2 baseline 3 application for the first time ever
OREANDA-NEWS. Alstom and Banedanmark, the Danish railway infrastructure owner, have successfully tested an ETCS (European Train Control System) level 2 baseline 3 application for the first time ever. The tests were conducted between Roskilde and Gadstrup, as part of the Danish Eastern network upgrade being delivered by Alstom.
Over the next ten years, Denmark will be completely equipped with ETCS level 2 baseline 3, the newest baseline of ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System). Banedanmark is the first infrastructure manager to apply this baseline. The application was validated by the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) in July 2016.
“These were the first successful tests of the baseline 3 application. They demonstrate the potential for modern signalling to deliver a more reliable and higher capacity network in Denmark. Together with Banedanmark we have now taken a huge step forward. Good progress continues towards the completion of the first roll out line,” said Pascal Cléré, Alstom Senior Vice President Digital Mobility.
The tests were performed on the Early Deployment line and conducted from Copenhagen’s Traffic Control Centre equipped with Alstom’s traffic management system. The operational test train from Alstom was equipped with ETCS L2, a STM (Standard Transmission Module) and legacy system. The tracks were equipped with Alstom’s Radio Block Centre and interlocking system, using simulated inputs.