ERTMS Programme Director, Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment
Implementing ERTMS in the Netherlands
“ERTMS is the new standard in European rail. Our mission is to set the best scene for deployment in the Netherlands, by working closely together with partners and stakeholders”
ERTMS Programme Director: 2014 – present
The ERTMS programme is a collaborative programme between the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, ProRail and NS. These parties work together with other stakeholders on elaborating the ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System) implementation in the Netherlands.
Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS): 2002 – 2014
Before starting as ERTMS Programme Director, Wim Fabries worked in various management positions for the Dutch National Railways (in Dutch, Nederlandse Spoorwegen, or shortly ‘NS’). As a Director of Transport he was responsible for the timetable, rolling stock and crew planning, disruption management, passenger information, customer service, rolling stock management, Process quality & Innovation. Together with his counterpart at Prorail, he was also responsible for daily operations of the Dutch railway system and joint projects such as the Winter program.
Wim Fabries studied Electrical Engineering at the Technische Hogeschool Rijswijk. He also has a broad experience outside the railway industry and worked at Philips, KPN Telecom and Logica Consulting in several consulting and management positions.
The RailTech Europe 2017 Conference will explore the following three themes:
- Day 1 – 28 March 2017: European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS)
- Day 2 – 29 March 2017: Digitalisation in Railways
- Day 3 – 30 March 2017: Maintenance of Rail Infrastructure