Alstom's latest ETCS technology to equip 120 locomotives in the SNCB fleet

Alstom's latest ETCS technology to equip 120 locomotives in the SNCB fleet

ETCS Level 2 was created to harmonize cross-border rail traffic. The most advanced version of Level 2 (Baseline 3) features optimized braking curves and also enhances odometric performance, enabling drivers to select the appropriate speed.

The Alstom Group’s signaling facility in Charleroi will be responsible for the engineering of the various signaling systems and delivery of the onboard equipment. It will also provide maintenance for 10 years, including spare parts and repairs. The project launches in October 2022 and will run for 3 years.

“Alstom is pleased to continue its collaboration with SNCB, and to support them in making the digitalization of its rolling stock a reality,” explains Bernard Belvaux, Managing Director of Alstom Benelux.“ Our signaling expertise is recognized worldwide, and we’re proud to put it at the service of mobility and operators in Belgium.”

This latest-generation Level 2 train control and supervision system is already being implemented by Alstom in Norway and on electric locomotives operated by České dráhy in the Czech Republic. It’s now being deployed on the high-speed trains of Deutsche Bahn throughout Germany, and on S-Bahn suburban trains by Alstom and competitors in the Stuttgart region, as well as on various projects in Spain, the UK, India, and Australia.

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