As part of the NExTEO project, Siemens has acquired a testing kit of ERTMS Solutions, to validate the implementation of ERTMS interoperability protocols.
On February 2016, Siemens France was awarded by SNCF a €186m contract to supply NExTEO communications-based train control for the central section of RER Line E in Paris.
To be deployed on the central section of Line E between Rosa Parks and Nanterre-La Folie, NExTEO would enable the peak service frequency to be increased from 16 to 22 trains/h, cutting headways from 180 to 108 seconds and enabling trains to operate at up to 120 km/h. When the extension programme is fully completed in 2022, Line E will have a peak frequency of 28 trains/h, carrying 620 000 pass/h compared to 370 000 at present (source Railway Gazette).
Siemens France chose ERTMS Solutions because they knew ERTMS Solutions’ experience and our proven-in-use testing product line dedicated to STM Manufacturers, such as:
- Ansaldo Sweden
- SIEMENS Denmark
- Ansaldo France and Dimetronic
- And finally, MorsSmitt Wabtec
ERTMS Solutions shall supply to Siemens France:
- A software library FFFISProfibus that provides all the functionality needed to use the SLL, STL and Application Layer (Subset-058) protocols in your own applications
- A Triple Sniffer that decodes the information, and displays the protocols according to ERTMS definitions, which allows users to see whether the messages are compatible with ERTMS specifications
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