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Santiago track layout was changed at last moment, taking out ERTMS to improve travel times

The chairman of ADIF (Gonzalo Ferre) admits before the Spanish Congressional hearing that the initial project layout of the last stretch between Ferrol and Santiago originally was designed for ERTMS. Also,…

RENFE trains in Madrid

ERTMS L2 on Madrid-Valencia stretch put in operation early

In a surpising news item published in Spanish newspaper ABC and regional newspapers as well it was announced that due to succesful intermediate results in the homologation of ERTMS L2 between Madrid…

Spanish Ad-Hoc committee to investigate signalling state in Spain forms.

The committee that was mandated by the Spanish government on Sunday and who already had its first meeting, is just one of two committees that is investigation the current state…

ERTMS Pilot puts research work on ERTMS up for tender

NS Reizgers has put up for tender several work packages related to ERTMS, as part of the research program of the ERTMS Pilot Amsterdam-Utrecht. The tender is open for all…

DMI ETCS transition Spain

Spanish government mandates a committee to study safety in Spanish Rail Sector

The Spanish Ministry of Public Works announced yesterday that there will be a committee installed on Monday that will advise the government on how to improve safety in the Spanish…

Spanish Ministry puts ERTMS and signaling up for tender on Olmedo-Zamora

The Spanish Ministry of Public Works has announced today that it will put of for tendering the signalling and communications subsystem for the section Olmedo-Zamora High Speed Line – part…

ICE3s to start test runs under ERTMS on Amsterdam – Utrecht by mid-August

From mid-August 2013 on, ICE3 trainsets will be running under ERTMS supervision on the Amsterdam-Utrecht track in the Netherlands as part of the ERTMS Pilot, according to their news website….

RENFE internal communique about ERTMS

RENFE asked to switch off ERTMS nearly nine months before the Santiago accident

RENFE asked its drivers in an internal message on the 20th of November of last year already to switch off ETCS because the usage of ERTMS has been causing delays…

Sign in Santiago curve for new speed reduction

ADIF already puts new ASFA balises in ERTMS transition areas

Engineers from the Spanish Infrastructure Manager ADIF have already stepped up their measures to enforces automatic speed reduction in so-called blind spots or dangerous areas. The measures include the placement…

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RENFE elaborates on ERTMS L1 problems with Alvia between Ourense and Santiago

President of RENFE, Julio Gómez-Pomar, elaborated on the ERTMS problems of Alvia. He says that “on the hybrid trains S730 (formerly S130) we started to install the more advanced version…