EU to help Member States switch to a common train control system

The EU's TEN-T programme will contribute over EUR 15 million towards the development and installation of the common European train control system (ETCS) in Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark and the UK. The new system is expected to improve the interoperability, safety, reliability and capacity on European railways. Seven separate projects aim to contribute to the deployment of the European rail traffic management system (ERTMS) in the EU and enhance interoperability of European rail services. The projects are to be completed by December 2015.