Information published on 26 May 2009 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 144.

ERTMS Training Programme 2009 (Praha, Czech Republic, 7 to 9 October 2009)

  • Training
  • ERTMS

The next edition of the ERTMS Training Programme will be held in Praha, Czech Republic, at the invitation of SZDC and VUZ.

A technical visit to the VELIM test centre is foreseen on day 2.

The Programme will be soon online.

Registrations will begin early September 2009.

Background, content, target and objectives

This training session is targeted at managers in decision-making posts in transport sector in general and the railways in particular. It is also targeted at future ERTMS experts in countries planning to implement ERTMS in the near future.

Extra European countries implementing ERTMS components may also be interested in learning more about latest developments of this technology.

The objective of this training course is to give a complete overview of the ERTMS in all its features:

* background and legal framework and ERA control process
* how it works and what are its components (ETCS, GSM-R, Interlockings)
* experience gained by commercial application (ETCS, GSM-R)
* ERTMS system evolution and specific solutions (ERTMS Regional, Limited Supervision, In-fill ...)
* new generation of interlockings and methodologies for capturing and simulating their functional requirements
* added value of ERTMS for a sustainable transport system (capacity, safety, economics…)

The target groups are:

* managers in decision-making posts in the transport sector in general and in the railways in particular
* staff of ministries and local authorities
* academic institutions, consultants and associations or organisations

It is open to railway managers as well as the staff of ministries, local authorities, academic institutions, consultants and associations or organisations, depending on the number of places available. Any candidate who cannot be accepted for this session will be accepted for a subsequent session.

Participants are expected to attend all sessions in the programme. The seminar is due to be held in English only and therefore, participants are expected to have a fluent level in this language.

Theoretical programme is teached by Prof. Peter Winter and all other speakers are experts on the subjects addressed and will hail mainly from the railways, academic institutions and industry.

For more information please contact : ertms@uic.org