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EU Position

Position Paper on CBTC Frequency Bandwidth

  • Europe
  • automation
  • EU Position Papers
  • European legislation
  • Infrastructure

The automation of existing urban rail lines and the development of fully unattended metro operation (no staff on board) are booming and represent tomorrow’s challenges in this sector. Millions of passengers use urban public transport every day (in Europe, 31,6 million daily passengers in 45 cities only for metro), and the European Union’s modal shift objective means more people using public transport.

As urban or suburban rail operators, manufacturers, contracting authorities and their official representatives, we express our need to deploy and operate Communications-Based Train Control systems (CBTC) with protected frequency channels. Through Automatic Train Operation and Supervision, CBTC allows achieving very high performance and safety of urban rail systems, making it ready for answering tomorrow’s mobility needs.


  • Division Chair

    Gautier BRODEO

    Operational Development Agency Director, RATP Group
  • UITP

    Yves AMSLER

    Consultant and UITP Senior Advisor
    [email protected]
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