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19-09-2022 (Blended Learning)

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Blended Learning/Online Course:
Overview of ERTMS/ETCS

5 Modules | Over 5 Weeks | 3 Live Interactive Sessions
28 February – 1 April 2022  |  19 September – 21 October 2022

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Key Learning Objectives

  • A full understanding of the basics of ERTMS, what it is, how it originated and why it exists
  • A working appreciation of ERTMS’ architecture, including traffic management, operating rules, ETCS and GPRS
  • A knowledge of the various ERTMS functions and language
  • The different ERTMS levels
  • A detailed knowledge of Trackside architecture Level 1/L2/L3 and Train-borne architecture Level 1/2/3
  • Understand ERTMS train modes
  • Gain knowledge of the driver-machine interface and how this impacts operations and training
  • The issues regarding Train-focused and infrastructure-focused implementation strategies
  • What Future developments might be and how they will affect design and implementations
  • Appreciate the complexity of ERTMS implementation
  • Understand the impact that ERTMS has on safety and operations
  • Have a means to access relevant information regarding ERTMS standards
  • An appreciation of safety assurance challenges

About the course

This blended learning course provides engineers, managers and others involved in European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) projects with a detailed understanding of the fundamentals of ERTMS supported by a competency-based structure.

ERTMS is being rolled out across Europe and Worldwide. ERTMS will require new skills and ways of operating in the rail sector. Informa’s on-line training course, ‘An Overview of ERTMS’, provides attendees with critical insight into the system, its technologies and operational requirements.

Attendees will leave with a firm knowledge of trackside and onboard systems, trackside architecture and the Meaning of levels 1/2/3. The opening module provides Introduction to ERTMS and an overview of the context. Functions and levels are then explained along with train-borne and track-side architecture.

The language of ERTMS and the various modes are then covered. The Information is underlined with a real application Case Study of ERTMS and some or the learnings. Finally, the Driver Machine Interface, is covered followed by the Review & Conclusions.

The course combines presentations from our industry experts with exercises, review sessions and explorations of any topical issues. There is a short multiple-choice examination at the end of each course Part to fully reinforce learnings.

Who Should Attend?

Any member of staff – decision makers, project managers, engineers, safety specialist, systems engineers, line managers, software specialists, system integrators, designers and others who are dealing with ERTMS implementation.

The course will enable attendees to have the right tools to facilitate a structured and robust approach to implementing and managing ERTMS railway projects.

Recommended Pre-requisites:
Participants should have a general understanding of engineering and project management principles and practice on the railway.


Howard Parkinson

Chartered Engineer


Packages Price
Blended Learning 2022$2295+GST

Important • Live Online Training bookings
For Live Online Training bookings, please read below before proceeding:

  • All delegate registrations must use their own email address to ensure each delegate receives a unique password to join the digital event. You cannot use one email for multiple profiles.
  • If your company is not based in Australia, check the GST box on the next page as you are not required to pay GST.


  • Great Savings when you book 4 or more participants! Call us today on 02 9080 4307 or email to take advantage of this offer.


Blended Learning All 5 Modules + 3 Interactive Sessions: $2,295 + GST.

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Gain access to our Learning Management System (LMS) and view this course for free. Click the button below and provide your contact details and intended learning objectives you hope to achieve (individual training OR group customized training) and one of our team members will reach out to you to provide the free access.


Modular In-house Training

We offer the opportunity to run these programs privately in-house to take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Modules can be released on dates that suit your working week
  • Interactive Live Trainer sessions can be scheduled on dates that suit your colleagues
  • We can brand our learning management platform to your company
  • Sensitive or specific information can be shared on the learning management platform for discussion
  • Receive detailed feedback reports & data to guide future development needs of colleagues
  • More cost-effective for 6+ attendees

Contact one of our Training Consultants at for more information.

Blended Learning

Benefits of Blended Learning Course

Informa Corporate Learning’s Blended Learning courses are new digital, interactive and engaging educational experience designed to maximise learning for professionals with busy schedules and/or small training budgets.

Blended Learning is a perfect combination of self-paced modules coupled with live interactive elements strategically interspersed across each course. An excellent option for busy professionals dedicated to achieving excellent learning outcomes.


Nice overview presented. Howard brought a lot of technical experience with him.
Principal, Shaktl Corp P/L

Very knowledgeable with significant and relevant experience. Approachable and gave excellent examples of practical application.
Manager Rollingstock Engineering, Public Transport Services

Course Outline


General Introduction to ERTMS

  • What is ERTMS?
  • Brief History of ERTMS
  • Interoperability
  • Where is ERTMS used?


ERTMS Functions and ERTMS Levels

  • Where the main functions of ERMTS are specified
  • Main Functions of ERTMS
  • Speed Supervision
  • Movement Authority
  • ATP Functions
  • Levels (1/2/3)


Trackside Architecture L1/L2 Train borne

  • Trackside L1 Architecture Balise and LEU
  • Trackside L2 Architecture RBC and Balise
  • Trainborne Architecture
    • Driver Machine Interface
    • EuroAntenna
    • Odometeric System
    • European Vital ComputerArchitecture L1/L2


ERTMS Language and ERTMS Train Modes and the Driver Machine Interface

  • Messages
  • Telegrams
  • Packets
  • Variables
  • Dynamic Train Modes
  • Static Train Modes
  • Train Modes (non-leading cab)
  • DMI including
    • Full Supervision
    • Speed Limits
    • Targets
    • Supervised Location
    • End of Authority (Target)



Case study on the application of ERTMS in the UK. Learnings and
safety assurance implications.

Safety Cases, a session review & conclusion

  • Safety Cases and approvals
  • What is the future for ERTMS?
  • Limitations?
  • Review
  • Conclusions


Live Interactive Sessions:
28 February – 1 April 2022
11th March – 18:00 AEDT (11th March – 7am GMT)
25th March – 18:00 AEDT (25th March – 7am GMT)
1st April – 18:00 AEDT (1st April – 7am GMT)


Live Interactive Sessions:
19 September – 21 October 2022
30th Sep – 17:00 AEST (30th Sep – 7am GMT)
14th Oct – 18:00 AEDT (14th Oct – 7am GMT)
21st Oct – 18:00 AEDT (21st Oct – 7am GMT)

when & where

28 Feb - 01 Apr 2022

Blended Learning

19 Sep - 21 Oct 2022

Blended Learning

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Sushil Kunwar
Training Consultant
+61 (0)2 9080 4395

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