[BE/NL] Alstom installs ETCS 3 Release 2 into DB Cargo 6400 locomotive

Alstom will install  its Atlas ETCS Baseline 3 Release 2 solution into one of DB Cargo’s DE6400 freight locomotives. Under the contract, the existing Dutch ATB-EG and ATB-NG systems, as well as the Belgian national system (TBL1+), will be integrated with the ETCS system. Retrofitting work for the first prototype will be carried out by Shunter.

The new signalling technology will furthermore enable Belgian-Dutch freight traffic when the lines are converted to ETCS for the 2024/2025 timetable change in Belgium and the 2026/2027 timetable change in the Netherlands.

Alstom is the first company to be fully certified in the latest rolling stock and trackside ETCS standards.

The project is co-financed by the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.

Shunter: ex-NS diesels refurbished for DB Cargo In Poland and – Henk Zwoferink Photography

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