The Hybrid ERTMS/ETCS Level 3 Case Study

  • Thai Son Hoang
  • Michael Butler
  • Klaus Reichl
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10817)


This document presents a description of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) case study. ERTMS is a system of standards for management and interoperation of signalling for railways by the European Union (EU). The case study focuses on the ERTMS Level 3 Hybrid principle, which accommodates different types of trains including ERTMS trains equiped with the Train Integrity Monitoring System (TIMS), ERTMS trains without TIMS, and non-ERTMS trains.


ERTMS ETCS Level 3 Hybrid 



The organisers would like to thank the EEIG ERTMS Users Group (EUG) for the Principles on “Hybrid ERTMS/ETCS Level 3” document [1] released on 14/07/2017.


  1. 1.
    EEIG ERTMS Users Group, Brussels, Belgium. Hybrid ERTMS/ETCS Level 3: Principles, July 2017. Ref. 16E042 Version 1AGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    ERA, UNISIG, EEIG ERTMS Users Group. Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations: ERTMS/ETCS, 3.3.0 edition, May 2016.
  3. 3.
    Furness, N., van Houten, H., Arenas, L., Bartholomeus, M.: ERTMS level 3: the game-changer. IRSE News View 232, April 2017Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ECS, University of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  2. 2.Thales Austria GmbHViennaAustria

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