Bombardier delivers ERTMS signaling solution to Sweden’s Vasterdal line

19 April 2012 (Last Updated April 19th, 2012 18:30)

Bombardier Transportation has delivered its new INTERFLO 550 European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) regional solution for the Västerdal line in Sweden.

Bombardier Transportation has delivered its new INTERFLO 550 European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) regional solution for the Västerdal line in Sweden.

The new system began operation on the route earlier this spring as a pilot project, under a framework agreement between Bombardier and Swedish Transport Administration (STA), the country’s national rail operator.

Bombardier said INTERFLO 550 meets the new rail control specification of the International Union of Railways (UIC) for less intensively used routes, as well as cuting operation costs and accommodating additional traffic capacity.

INTERFLO 550 has upgraded Sweden’s Västerdal line from manual to automatic control, creating a sustainable alternative for lines.

The new system combines the onboard automatic train protection (ATP) with a radio-based wayside system to the ERTMS standard, minimising track-side equipment.

Bombardier has delivered its INTERFLO 450 Level 2 to a high-speed rail line in China, which has been in operation since 2009.

The company has also received permission for commercial operation of the system on the Amsterdam-Utrecht line in the Netherlands, while in 2010 it was installed on Sweden’s first high speed ERTMS Level 2 line, the Botnia line.

Rail lines in Croatia, Germany, Korea, Switzerland, Spain and Taiwan are also equipped with the company’s ERTMS technology, which is set to be installed in Algeria and Poland as well.

The company’s rail control solutions portfolio includes Cityflo mass transit solutions, from manual to fully automatic communications-based systems, and INTERFLO mainline solutions, from conventional to ERTMS Level 2 systems.