[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 and the Belgian national system (TBL1+) will be integrated with the ETCS system. Retrofitting work for the prototype will be carried out by Shunter.

The new signalling technology will 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 EU’s Connecting Europe Facility and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management co-financed the project.

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