Brussels, the 20/3/2013
Siemens Signalling Belgium is contracted by Infrabel to implement ETCS L1 lines that pertain to ERTMS Corridor 2. Siemens performs onsite testing activities required to commission the different segments of the Belgian part of Corridor 2 , using the ERTMSCamCorder extensively, which is already the standard solution used by INFRABEL for onsite testing.
The implementation of the complete Corridor 2 project, including 350 km of ETCS L1 tracks and 1800 eurobalises, is a very challenging ERTMS implementation. The ERTMSCamCorder has already enabled INFRABEL to obtain significant time and productivity gains on the L36/L36N project.
Yves Siperius, Business Unit Manager at Siemens Signalling Belgium: “We have been working in very close relationship with our customer INFRABEL in Belgium since the beginning of the ERTMS Corridor 2 project. We exchange best practices with our customers, and using the ERTMSCamCorder for onsite testing is an excellent example of this. Adequate tools, especially in a multi-projects context with extremely severe timing constraints, contribute to a significant reduction in both cost and time. The ERTMSCamCorder provides our teams with an extremely fast and productive way to record onsite test evidence and assess the test results. Besides, it has already been accepted as onsite testing tool in similar projects by the NOBOs in charge, allowing for easier certification. We also rely on ERTMS Solutions excellent support and response times, whenever we need a new feature in the tool or a quick solution for a reported issue. This is critical for our customer’s tight deadlines and helps Siemens provide them the most competitive solution in the market.”
Stanislas Pinte, ERTMS Solutions Sales Director: “We are excited to work with Siemens on the Corridor 2 project. This is an industry recognition of the value of our ERTMSCamCorder solution, and this paves the way for a tighter collaboration between ERTMS Solutions and Siemens.”
The Corridor 2 project:
“Corridor 2 aims to create a fast, strong and high-quality rail connection between the Antwerp port area (Belgium) and the industrial centres of Lyon (France) and Basle (Switzerland). The concept fits in with the European policy to create a freight-oriented transnational railway network.
The corridor will increase efficiency, reliability and durability of the end-to-end railway freight traffic. At the same time, it will strengthen the railway’s competitiveness compared to road transport.
The European Commission initiated the Corridor 2 project and heavily subsidises it.
Five different signalling systems are currently in use along Corridor 2. By 2018, the entire Corridor 2 should be equipped with the ERTMS system. This will be done in a step-by-step process and one route section at a time.”
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