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Welcome to Milan!
Following the long successful history of ERTMS Conferences (Brussels February-March 2016, Istanbul April 2014, Stockholm March 2012, Malaga March-April 2009…), the International Union of Railways (UIC), in close cooperation with Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (FS Group), is organising the 1st UIC Global Conference on Signalling, focusing on “The Evolution of ERTMS” in Milan, from 25 – 28 March 2018.
This will be a worldwide forum for stakeholders, professionals, local authorities, research institutes and anyone interested in understanding the current trends of modern railway signalling and how the ERTMS system is evolving in the world.
Schedule of the conference:
Sunday 25 March: 18:00 Drinks reception at Milan MiCo Convention Centre
Monday 26 to Tuesday 27th March included: Programme sessions
Monday 26 March: Gala dinner
Wednesday 28 March: Technical visits
Information about Technical Visits:
Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane S.p.A., as host country and partner of the conference, offers you two choices for the technical visits on the last day of the conference: registration online via the website is included on your registration form:
For any questions regarding the technical visits please contact: uic.signaling.Milano2018@fsitaliane.it
Visit to Milano Greco Pirelli Control Room
10:00 – 12:00
Milano Greco Pirelli RFI Control Room, which came into operation in November 2013, manages 1,532 km of railway lines in north Italy with over 90 stations and more 2130 train per day (high speed, intercity, regional and freight, and more than 710,000 commuters per day.
The Central Station of Milano Greco Pirelli is a building on three floors, consisting of a central body (newly built) and four lateral bodies performing the following functions: railway traffic management, management and control of customer information, infrastructure monitoring and diagnostics and security facilities management.
The key technology implemented in Milano Greco Pirelli is ERTMS level 2 with computer based interlocking interfaced with state-of-the-art traffic control systems.
Journey inside the Frecciarossa 1000 driving cabin and visit to PCS (Posto Centrale) Bologna AV
08:00 – 13:00
The Frecciarossa 1000 travels at a maximum speed of 400 km/h and a commercial speed of up to 360 km/h and boasts a starting acceleration of 0.7 m/s2, thanks to its 16 engines fitted on four of the train eight vehicles. Frecciarossa 1000 is a train with distributed traction that can constantly make the most of its adherence to the tracks and its special bogies providing the utmost in layout and comfort.
Frecciarossa 1000 features the most technologically advanced signalling system, the ERTMS/ETCS and it is the first fully interoperable high-speed train, which could travel on all high-speed networks across Europe.
Visit to bologna Centrale Control Room
June 2012 marks the official completion of the Milan-Bologna and Bologna-Florence high-speed by-pass branch ("Passante" in Italian): the tunnel is 12 km long, connects two of the most important lines of the Italian high-speed network, hosts the new Bologna high-speed station and provides important traffic benefits by de-congesting the city railway network.
The Bologna Centrale Control Room is the most important railway traffic control facility in North-Central Italy as it manages both the Milan-Bologna-Florence high-speed lines (280 km) and intercity and regional lines (500 km) with an overall figure of 1200 trains per day.
The Control Room is also in charge of managing both the underground four-track high-speed station and the surface level station, with 26 tracks.
Thanks to ERTMS level 2, strongly interfaced with computer-based interlocking, it is also possible to manage the train traffic inside the 73 km tunnel of the Bologna-Florence high-speed line and the safety exit zones towards which high-speed train are automatically guided in the case of danger.