Railway users in the digital age place different demands on the world’s railway systems. Fortunately, and with ongoing advances in technology, the digital railway transformation in terms of efficiency and effectiveness is not only possible but can potentially be fast-tracked.
The European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) is one such technology that can facilitate further innovations in the European rail market and beyond. Several countries are rolling out this system in a bid to increase capacity and reduce delays, but there is a need to accelerate its deployment. How can this be achieved?
Another enabler for rail transport digitalisation is the Future Rail Mobile Communication System (FRMCS). But also: what can the sector expect from modern mobile broadband technology more broadly? Where do we stand and what are the challenges in the transition to 5G/6G?
Finally, can Automatic train operation (ATO) open the door to a more dynamic, truly fit-for-purpose railway? These and other questions will be answered during the first conference day at RailTech Europe 2022.
How to go from ERTMS islands to a seamless European railway system?
RailTech Europe 2022