The final report of the ERTMS Programme Team (EPT), published on 25 April 2002, outlines a way ahead for train control and signalling on the UK main line network. The costs and benefits of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) were modelled over a 40 year period and, based on these predictions, recommendations have been made for the implementation of ERTMS while ensuring compliance with the Interoperability Directives. When considering the safety benefits of ERTMS, predicted shifts between different modes of transport strongly influence the report's conclusions.
The Research Report Series are produced in Adobe Acrobat. The use of the latest version of the software is recommended which is available at the Adobe website via the link on this page.
Assistance in the use of Adobe Acrobat PDF files is available on our FAQs page.