Signals from Germany


There is a perception in the UK that railways in continental Europe don’t suffer the difficulties with project implementation that we seem to experience here. But this is not always the case, and the opening of the final part of the German high-speed route between Berlin and Munich in December (p72, last month) offers a case in point. It also provides lessons for the UK in terms of introducing new European Train Control System (ETCS) signalling, something planned here over the coming years.


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