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Dialog Forum

Topic: ERTMS, the backbone of the digital railway

InnoTrans Convention

September 20, 2018

10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.

Palais am Funkturm

Organiser: Association of the European Rail Industry (UNIFE)

In its Communication “A Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe”, the European Commission highlights that digitalisation can significantly improve transport and traffic management, with positive economic effects.

The European Rail sector through the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS), aims to harmonise the automatic train control and communication system. The full deployment of ERTMS is providing the backbone for a digital, connected Single European Rail Area, having a significant value impact in the Traffic Management Systems in Europe and worldwide.

The industry has been actively involved in the last years in the development of the future evolution of ERTMS, especially concerning Automatic Train Operation (ATO), Hybrid Level 3 which can deliver better capacity and increase reliability in comparison with ERTMS Level 2 and Cyber Security with the strengthen the level of protection against any significant threat to the signalling and telecom systems.


Chris Jackson, Editor-in-Chief
Railway Gazette International

Keir Fitch, Head of Unit C.4, Rail Safety & Interoperability
DG Move

Carlo Borghini, Executive Director
Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R)

Pio Guido, Head of ERTMS Unit
European Union Agency for Railways (ERA)

Klaus Mindel, Director Product Policy Vital Systems
Thales Germany

Mark Ferrer, Operations Director Digital Rail
Siemens UK

Christian Paulsen, Chief Product & Solution Security Officer
Siemens Mobility Management

Eleftherios Papadopoulos, Head of International Sales & Business Development
Thales Germany

Free for trade visitors.

Contact Person:

Andrei Ciufu, Association of the European Rail Industry (UNIFE)

Jonathan Cutuli, Association of the European Rail Industry (UNIFE)