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. Three train sets have been equipped with ETCS (4602, 4610 and 4652) and will be able to perform test runs as part of the Pilot Program. Train drivers will be specially selected and trained for this program.

In this Pilot program the ICE3s will join Bombardier’s Sprinter Light Train – especially equipped with ERTMS for this Pilot – and several cargo locomotives.