PRORAIL, The Netherlands
In 2014, the Dutch government took the Preference Decision about the further roll out of ERTMS in the Netherlands. The decision and supporting document can be found on: Memorandum on Alternatives .
The migration strategy is that first the rolling stock will be equipped with ERTMS and then ERTMS Level 2, only (Baseline 3) will be installed in the infrastructure.
The preparatory work to prepare the tender for the retrofit of the rolling stock and the installation of ERTMS Level 2 only, is done by a program organisation under the leadership of the Dutch Ministry. ProRail and NS are partners in this program. Detail of this organisation can be found at https://www.ERTMS-NL.nl.
The lines to be equipped is a combination of the obligations from the European ERTMS Deployment plan and high density lines where capacity increase is necessary. A map of the concerned lines can be found on http://www.ertms-nl.nl/wat+is+ERTMS/Waar+komt+ERTMS/default.aspx.
On lines where ERTMS is installed, the legacy class B ATP system will be decomissioned.
- Network installed on the whole railway network, operational since late 2004, no failback to legacy system or fixed telecom network
- Supplier: Nokia/Siemens
- Migration of trainborne equipment finalised
- The legacy telecom network has been put out of service
STM STATUS AND PERSPECTIVE
National lines are fitted either with ATB-EG (first generation) or the ATB-NG (new generation). Train operators (especially freight operators like railion) which run service into Germany could need STM for LZB and Indusi.
External STM’s are availabe on the open market.