Mercitalia Rail: European Union contributions to implement ERTMS technology

Bruxelles, 12 December 2017

Mercitalia Rail Srl, the soociety owned by Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane and dedicated to rail freight, received EUR 6.1 million to implement the innovative European Rail Traffic Management System – ERTMS.

Wiithin 2017 CEF Transport Blending MAP Call, the European Commission selected the "Rail Freight Strengthening Project – Retrofitting of MIR loco E405/E412 with ETCS/ERTMS L2 baseline”. Thanks to this project carried out by Mercitalia Rail, the new technology ERTMS Level 2 baseline 3 will be implemented on 61 locomotives.

In compliance with EU regulation n. 1315/2013, the locomotives  involved will travel within the national network and along the main European Corridors.