The 2012 UIC ERTMS World Conference will take place in Stockholm from 24 – 26 April. The conference follows the two very successful UIC events in Malaga (2009) and Bern (2007). In 2012 the conference will support and help sustain momentum towards meeting the objectives of ERTMS.
The ERTMS Regional application on the TRAFIKVERKET Borlange-Malung line – where a technical visit is organised on 24 April – will show how the ERTMS concept is applied to achieve optimum solutions, even for reduced infrastructure costs on low traffic and regional lines.
By bringing together the most knowledgeable professionals in the business to speak on a variety of key topics, the UIC ERTMS Conference in 2012 will provide a unique forum to take stock of progress and to publicly present the agenda for the future of ERTMS/ETCS.
The theme for the 2012 conference is “ERTMS Global Dimensions”. It underlines the undisputed fact that nowadays the ERTMS system is being rolled out around the world and has become a global concept. There is continued demand for making a technological leap forward in a reorganised railway environment, whereby both infrastructure managers and train operating companies (railway undertakings) can take advantage of the benefits of the ERTMS system in the best way available.
During the 2012 ERTMS World Conference the railways and supply industry will come together to showcase the latest achievements of ERTMS and prove their commitment to further development and progress. The technical exhibition will convincingly demonstrate the supply potential and the application of leading technologies within the ERTMS concept.
TRAFIKVERKET in Sweden has kindly agreed to host the conference and to present and demonstrate the ERTMS Regional application based on the specifications defined by UIC and its members.
UIC Director-General Jean-Pierre Loubinoux would like to take this opportunity to thank the host, TRAFIKVERKET, for facilitating the venue arrangements for this important conference in Stockholm and would also like to thank the Organising Committee for preparing the conference’s stimulating programme.