Better rail transport interoperability in Dutch network
The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, EU 22.2 million of public support to upgrade traffic management equipment on freight locomotives in the Netherlands. The scheme will contribute to making railway systems more interoperable in the EU without unduly distorting competition.
The Netherlands plans the upgrade of 99 cross-border freight locomotives with the newest European rail traffic management system (ERTMS) on-board equipment.
The EU implementing regulation on the ERTMS European deployment plan requires that about 30% – 40% of the so-called European core network corridors should be equipped with ERTMS by 2023. (ben)