EU to co-finance Italian ERTMS project

The European Union (EU) is to co-finance the roll out of European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) along a section of high-speed railway in Italy.

Around €4.5 million will be provided from the TEN-T Programme to help fund two projects designed to ensure the full interoperability of a rail corridor connecting Sweden, Germany, Austria and Italy.

The first, which the EU is contributing €1.4 million to, will involve upgrading the current in-cab ERTMS software on 12 Frecciarossa 1000 high-speed trains to conform with the latest version of the system.

The second will see the installation of ETCS trackside equipment along a section of the line between Torino and Napoli.