ERTMS –deployment challenges in a deregulated market

ERTMS –deployment challenges in a deregulated market


Operates 90% of rail passenger services in Sweden exceeding 100 km
-55% share of the total Swedish rail market
-Approx. 4,000 employees
-Sales of SEK ….. billion in 2011
-Limited liability company owned by the Swedish state
-110,000 passengers per day

First challenge –Service to the customer 

– ERTMS is an internal railway production system
•Cost efficient

– Scandinavian cross border solutions already exist

-Deployment of ERTMS shall not be noticed by the customers

ERTMS –up and running in Sweden

-The new Botnia line opened with ERTMS august 2010
•Demand from passengers and freight operators
•Traffic volumes delayed
-Temporary approvals
•Vehicles and infrastructure will be updated in several steps
-…and some new borders have arisen


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