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16.01.14

ETCS for IEP officially certified

Hitachi’s ETCS solution has now been certified in accordance with Control Command and Signalling TSI (Technical Specification for Interoperability).

The common signalling system will now be fitted for use on the Intercity Express Programme (IEP).

ETCS, which is fundamentally about interoperability, will enable trains to cross boundaries without changing signalling systems or locomotives.

The system was assessed by a notified body on a Network Rail Class 97301 locomotive, which had been successfully retrofitted to test interoperability with a separate supplier’s groundside system currently in use on the Cambrian Line.

It demonstrated compliance with relevant TSI and EN norms at the highest Safety Integrity Level 4, Hitachi said.

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