ERTMS Challenges for a Safe and Interoperable European Railway System

Mohammad Rajabalinejad, Katja Schuitemaker

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    Abstract

    The European Railway Traffic Management system (ERTMS) aims at replacing the different national train control and command systems in Europe and will serve to make rail transport safer. In order to provide insight into safety developments within the European railway system, the present study evaluates ERTMS at both national and international integral level. For this purpose, the international data from European ERTMS implementations is combined with national data obtained from interviews with Dutch ERTMS stakeholders and safety experts. Effects of deregulation, dynamic specifications, interoperability and time drain make that allowing an interoperable railway system by implementing ERTMS appears not to be self-explanatory. Also, without an overarching process, cross-discipline understanding and improved ascribing meaning to data, implementing ERTMS does not mean the railway system will become safer.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPESARO 2017, The Seventh International Conference on Performance, Safety and Robustness in Complex Systems and Applications
    PublisherIARIA/Thinkmind
    Pages17-22
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-61208-549-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    Event7th International Conference on Performance, Safety and Robustness in Complex Systems and Applications 2017 - Venice, Italy
    Duration: 23 Apr 201727 Apr 2017
    Conference number: 7
    https://www.iaria.org/conferences2017/PESARO17.html

    Conference

    Conference7th International Conference on Performance, Safety and Robustness in Complex Systems and Applications 2017
    Abbreviated titlePESARO 2017
    CountryItaly
    CityVenice
    Period23/04/1727/04/17
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    Keywords

    • ERTMS
    • Safety
    • Integral assessment
    • Socio-technical Safety

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