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Will ERTMS ever reach critical mass in Europe?

Will ERTMS ever reach critical mass in Europe?

6 Feb 2020

Although the EU only agreed a revised ERTMS deployment for Europe in 2017, the timetable for implementing ETCS is suffering delays, mainly due to infrastructure projects running late and retrofitting of train fleets proceeding at snail pace. As David Briginshaw reports, the EU is now looking for ways to accelerate the programme including a huge injection of funding.