Project to equip locomotives of 163/363 and 742.7 series with ETCS

Program of public support: Connecting Europe Facility
Call title: 2015 CEF Transport Cohesion Call
Project title: Deployment of ERTMS/ETCS on-board components compliant with ETCS Baseline 3 in ČD CARGO, a.s., vehicles on the Rail Freight/Core Network Corridors
Registered project No.: 2015-CZ-TM-0057-W

Program description

The Connecting Europe Facility (hereinafter referred to as "CEF") is aimed at providing European Union financial assistance for the development of trans-European networks through the support of projects of common interest in the sectors of transport, telecommunications, and energy infrastructures and to exploit the potential synergy between these sectors.

In the field of transport, CEF is focused on supporting investments in new transport infrastructure, or renewal and modernization of the existing one. It focuses mainly on cross-border sections and removing bottlenecks and missing sections of the main and global TEN-T network and supporting safe infrastructure. In addition, support can be used to adapt the TEN-T network to the needs of military mobility.

CEF is administered by the European Executive Agency for Climate, Infrastructure and the Environment (hereafter "CINEA"), based in Brussels. CINEA manages European Commission programs that contribute to decarbonization and sustainable growth.

Project description

The goal of the Project was to equip a total of 50 traction vehicles of the 742.7 series and 78 traction vehicles of the 163 and 363 series with the ETCS train control system (Level 2, Baseline 3). The total rate of co-funding is a maximum of 85% of the eligible costs, while the maximum amount of support for equipping one driving vehicle (whether it is a prototype or a serial implementation) with a mobile ETCS part makes EUR 212,500.

The implementation of the project started on 31/03/2017. The project was fully completed in terms of the Grant Agreement provisions by 31/12/2023.


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