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ETCS Ceneri Base Tunnel, Construction Project Train Control and Signalling System

Concept, design and specification of the new train control and signalling system for the Ceneri base tunnel on behalf of AlpTransit Gotthard AG. The contract includes the construction project as well as options for the tender specification- , the offer evaluation- and the realisation phase.

The project is carried out by Emch+Berger AG Bern in a consortium. The system is being specified in a complex environment with many interfaces to other systems where the use of new technologies, open interface requirements, modularity, operational safety, interoperability, cost budgets and adherence to international and national standards set conditions to be met.


AlpTransit Gotthard AG, Lucerne

Fields of activity
Infrastructure;Rail infrastructure;Mobility and traffic;Rail systems / traffic management systems (TMS)
Delivered services

Concept train control and signalling system

Engineering and design construction project

Definition of the functional and technical requirements

Cost estimate

RAMS analysis


Two separated running tunnels: 15.4 km

Train speed: 80-250 km/h

Headway: 3 min

Train control system: ETCS level 2

RBC with GSM-R interface: 1

Interlockings: 2

Balises: approx. 200

Central Control System: 1