Digitalization and Signaling Technology Update for International Supplier

Evaluation of Digitalization Strategies of Railways, Update on status of deployment and recent experiences of BIM and CDS technologies, ERTMS/ETCS and Automation in Germany, France, Switzerland and Austria, Analysis of expected benefits of a digitalized railway


The aim of the project was the identification of status-quo and trends of digitalization in the railway sector of Germany, France, Switzerland and Austria as input for an international supplier’s technology strategy




November 2017 – December 2017


Digitalisation strategies and benefits, ERTMS/ETCS, BIM, CDS, Automation, Signaling

Evaluation of German, French, Swiss and Austrian domestic railways’ digitalization plans on status of deployment, strategic approach, proposed timescale and major drivers and motivation, Identification of status of deployment and recent experiences of ERTMS/ETCS, BIM (Building Information Modelling), CDS (Conflict Detection and Solution) and Automation technologies in these countries, Analysis of scale of expected benefits of a digitalized railway. Reporting of this content to present to client’s management board as input for decision making.

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