ETCS on-board: Hitachi technology successfully operating with Network Rail track-side system

ETCS onboard

As described in here, the ETCS (ETCS on-board and ETCS trackside) is a signalling, control and train protection system that will enable train services to cross frontiers between European countries without the need to change signalling system or locomotives. This technology has been implemented also in non-EU countries like China and India.

The Japanese conglomerate Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. has recently announced that its  ETCS on-board solution has received a certification from a notified body of the European Union. This is part of the Hitachi Rail Europe’s project to trial ETCS on-board equipment in the UK. Hitachi Rail Europe will now set up a new rolling stock manufacturing plant to replace the ageing fleet of intercity trains as part of the Intercity Express Programme.

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