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Train on the tracks

ERTMS – European Rail Traffic Management System

A new signalling system called ERTMS is implemented on the Swedish railway and is aimed to replace worn out installations, to simplify traffic management as well as maintenance work and in the long term perspective to smoothen cross-border traffic.

The new signalling system is all about digitization of the railway sector but first and foremost a prerequisite for high-speed railways and future automation. The European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) is above all an EU-wide signalling system for which the Swedish Traffic Administration “Trafikverket” is in charge for its implementation in Sweden. This is done in close cooperation with the industry stakeholders.