Online Training ETCS Fundamentals

The European Train Control System (ETCS) is a new common train protection system, which ensures increased safety and higher train frequency on the tracks.

Online Training ETCS Fundamentals
Your benefits
  • Broaden your knowledge of the entire system of European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS)
  • Acquire a good understanding of the most important components of European Train Control System (ETCS)
  • Gain valuable insights into different ETCS levels and operating modes 

Course content
A solid technical understanding of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS), particularly the European Train Control System (ETCS) is important for those working in maintenance, infrastructure, and operations to comprehend the interactions of the main components.

This online training gives you an introduction to ERTMS/ETCS and you will learn about the most important vehicle and trackside components. It leads to you becoming familiar with the technical components of ETCS taking into account the basics of ETCS levels and operations. This new and common train control system is not only known across Europe, but also in the meantime recognized worldwide and helps to ensure a higher level of safety and enhance capacity.

  • Historical and general information about ERTMS/ETCS
  • Command-control and signalling
  • ETCS Levels and operating modes
  • ETCS trackside components
  • ETCS vehicle components
  • Radio transmission and use of GSM-R communication
  • ETCS operations
Next Steps
To enhance your knowledge and skills further in the area of ERTMS/ETCS related to a specific field, we will be offering specialized courses soon.

DB Rail Academy focuses solely on offering training courses to larger groups from companies. If you and your company are interested in this course, please contact us via email: so we can plan the next steps with you.