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ETCS Gotthard Base Tunnel, Detailed Design and Realisation Train Control and Signalling System

Assistance of detailed design, realisation and commissioning of the new train control and signalling system for the Gotthard base tunnel on behalf of AlpTransit Gotthard AG.

The project is carried out by a consortium under the lead of Emch+Berger AG Bern. The works includes all signalling related systems on an ERTMS-basis in the perimeter of the project such as control and communication system, interlocking, ETCS/RBC and is embedded over special interfaces into other neighbouring signalling systems (conventional signalling systems).


AlpTransit Gotthard AG, Lucerne

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

Supervising the contractor

Assistance to the Client (ATG)

Technical support

Project management

Verification of the RAMS process

Cost controlling


Two separated running tunnels: 57 km

Train speed: 80-250 km/h

Headway: 3 min

Train control system: ETCS level 2

RBC with GSM-R interface: 3

Interlockings: 4

Balises: 370

Central Control System: 1