Joern Schlichting

Head of ETCS Programme Deutsche Bahn (Germany)

Conference Day One: Thursday, 20 February 2020

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

9:30 AM KEYNOTE INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDY: Understanding the $30billion EU Migration Strategy for ETCS Track Equipment in Germany

The migration of European Train Control System is in progress throughout Europe. The aim is to replace the diversity of train control systems used in Europe and introduce a uniform, interoperable European standard.

The German approach goes even further by replacing not only legacy train control systems with ETCS but also all existing interlockings with Digital Interlockings, introducing new control centres and exploring the field of rail operation automation. This session will provide an in-depth view into the journey so far for this project and discuss key learnings applicable to the industry in Australia.

  • Look into the complex business case for this project
  • Discussion of the European Deployment Plan (EDP), the German approach and exploring the change management process of transitioning from old to new systems
  • Digitising old systems and ensuring interoperability between remaining and new systems

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Joern.

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