Alstom Data Fusion ETCS Solution Receives Full Certification

Alstom has received full certification of its ETCS Baseline 3 Release 2 solution.

The solution, which is to be rolled out in Norway, has been certified by Belgorail. Alstom’s solution will use data fusion algorithms by using both satellite navigation and inertial movement to determine train locations and speeds accurately and safely.

ETCS – European Train Control System – was originally developed to standardise cross-border rail traffic within the EU. It allows trains to run faster while remaining safe and reliable. The solution also increases the capacity of a network. ETCS features continuous-radio-based automatic train protection. The latest standard has a higher radio capacity as well as other improvements that are beneficial to railway operations.