Call for Proposals - Projects in the field of European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) 2012 TEN-T-2012-ERTMS Closed!

Objectives

Please note that the deadline for submission has been extended. New deadline: 26 March 2013

The objective of the call for proposals in this area is based on Article 10 of the TEN-T Guidelines, to promote the deployment of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) which today consists of two components GSM-R and ETCS (the European Train Control System).

The Actions to be funded shall focus on facilitating and speeding up implementation of the European Deployment Plan. In this respect, the equipment and the upgrade of lines and trains will be further supported, as well as Actions that will reinforce interoperability between lines and on board equipment from different suppliers.

Actions

Priority Area 1: Testing

  • Test campaigns to demonstrate interoperability between lines and on board equipment from different suppliers in accredited laboratories.
  • Works and tools contributing to enhance the quality of the tests and of the test specifications or to enhance the readability of the test results.

Priority Area 2: Upgrade or equipment of lines

  • The focus is on actions aiming to the timely implementation of the European Deployment plan, including connections to ports and terminals.

Priority Area 3: upgrade or equipment of trains

  • Existing or new vehicles can receive Ten-T support for an on-board ETCS deployment. ETCS retrofiment shall cover existing vehicles whereas ETCS fitment will be applicable to the new ones.
  • Under this priority area, trains that have been contracted prior to the entry into force of Commission Decision 2008/386/EC can receive TEN-T funds for their upgrade in view of ensuring compatibility.

Priority Area 4: Projects adressing technical issues contributing to the implementation of the ERTMS or contributing to the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding of 16 April 2012.

 

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 100,00 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 26 March 2013 - 6 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Guide for Applicants TEN-T (Guidelines for applicants)
  • Final Multi-Annual Work Programme 2012 TEN-T (Other)
  • Call - European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) 2012 (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Energy and Transport

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