Railway signalling since the birth to ERTMS

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ABSTRACT:

Railway signalling can be defined as all systems used to control railway traffic safely, essentially to prevent trains from colliding. Over the years knoledgment and technology able to satisfy this issue have been implemented.

After a long period during which each European nation used its own system (with the conseguent absence of interoperabilty among them),  ERTMS/ETCS is currently the most common signalling system adopted in Europe for the development of High Speed Lines. It can ensure high perfomances regarding  interoperability, safety, cost, accessibility, and mantainence.  This aspects can guarantee a fast growth of the rail transportation in Europe, something fundamental for integration within the continent…

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