The EU Agency for Railways will host the ERTMS 2022 Conference in Valenciennes from the 26-28 April 2022. This edition of the conference will focus on the progress with ERTMS and the TSI CCS revision package. About 500 participants from around the world are expected to attend, including decision makers, industry representatives, CEOs of railway organisations, infrastructure managers and other key stakeholders to exchange experiences, network and address challenges and opportunities facing the industry. Delegates will hear about the future of the ERTMS from guest speakers (including the European Commission and industry CEOs) and have the opportunity to understand the Agency’s role in making the railways safer and smarter.
Day 1 | 26 April 2022
Will start with 10 dedicated workshops to allow participants to discuss in smaller groups specific areas of interest with structured interaction guided by moderators. These workshops will provide a platform for learning, discussing with peers and contributing to the key issues such as retrofitting, Trackside Approval, onboard architecture, and ATO.
Day 2 | 27 April 2022
The conference will spotlight the main ERTMS breakthroughs in the last decade. Other highlights will include the TSI CCS Revision Package 2022 and the system evolution towards digital rail, including the System Pillar initiative.
Day 3 | 28 April 2022
The conference will focus on presenting the lessons learnt from the ERTMS projects. The workshop moderators will present the conclusions of some of the workshops, particularly on the implementation of ATO, the effects of the ETCS trackside rules, the lessons learnt from trackside approval and how to maximise performance through ETCS.
Workshops are an opportunity to learn from and exchange views with experts and peers.
The topics of workshops are a balance between:
- Looking at the present, what works well, opportunities, challenges for deployment and for retrofitting vehicles - (Workshops 1, 2, 5 and 9).
- Explaining the TSI CCS revision 2022 in detail - (Workshops 3, 6, and 7).
- Looking to the future, explaining the role of the system pillar and innovation pillar - (Workshop 8).
- Making a link between technology and operations and the impact of ETCS trackside engineering rules on operations.