Vincent Passau
Mainlines Platform Director at Alstom

Presentation title:
Baseline 3 – Development of the Baselines


Alstom and Banedanmark, the Danish railway infrastructure owner, have successfully tested an ETCS (European Train Control System) level 2 baseline 3 application for the first time ever.
Over the next ten years, Denmark will be completely equipped with ETCS level 2 baseline 3, the newest baseline of ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System). Banedanmark is the first infrastructure manager to apply this baseline. The application was validated by the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) in July 2016. The baseline 3 application demonstrates the potential for modern signalling to deliver a more reliable and higher capacity network.
The tests were performed on the Early Deployment line and conducted from Copenhagen’s Traffic Control Centre equipped with Alstom’s traffic management system.
Banedanmark had awarded Alstom a contract to replace the existing signalling system in the East region of Denmark with Atlas, Alstom’s ERTMS based signalling solution. It will be implemented on 12 intercity and regional lines in Sealand and Fyn regions which cover half the country. This railway network consists of more than 734 km-long double track line and 90 stations.

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