Programme Draft programme

SUNDAY EVENING 25th March, Cocktail Reception, Milano MICO

Monday 26 March

08:00 – 10:00 Registration, welcome coffee

10:00 – 10:20 Welcomes

10:20 - 11:20 Keynote Speeches
The politic and technical authorities will address the participants and provide their vision on the main key drivers for the next development of ERTMS in the world ( 10 min per speaker)

11:20 – 11:45 Official Opening of Exibition Area
(Jean-Pierre LOUBINOUX, UIC Director General and UNIFE)

Coffee Break

11:45 – 13:00 Session 1 “ERTMS in the world: the Funding Challenges”

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch (Exposition visit)

14:00 - 15:30 Session 2 “ERTMS today, the return of 20 years long experience worldwide”
Questions & Answers (15 min)

15:30– 16:00 Coffee Break (Exposition visit)

16:00 - 17:30 Session 3 “The EU regulatory context for ERTMS and Global opportunities for CCS deployment and development”
Questions & Answers (15 min)

19:00 - 22:00 Gala dinner in Milano

Tuesday 27 March

09:00 – 10:30 Session 4 “Game Changer: ATO & ATS integration”
Questions & Answers (15 min)

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break (Exposition visit)

11:00 – 12:30 Session 5 “Game Changer: the Future Railway Mobile Communication System“
Chairman : R. Sarfati
Questions & Answers (15 min)

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch time

13:30 – 15:00 Session 6 “Game Changer: The synergy between Level 3 and Satellite integration”
Chairman: Efim Rosenberg (RZD)
Questions & Answers (15 min)

15:00 - 15h30 Coffee Break (Exposition visit)

15:30 - 17h00 Session 7 “Cybersecurity” & “Safety” issues
Questions & Answers (15 min)

17:00 – 17:30 Round Table, Final Conclusion
Moderator: Mr. Marc Antoni
Final Conclusion by Mr. Loubinoux

Ideally, this final round table will summarize main messages and lessons learnt, in order to tune the current development according to the Users’ needs.
The attendees will be invited to propose questions via an interactive web based system

Wednesday 28 March

Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane S.p.A. , as host country and partner of the Conference, proposes to you 2 choices for the technical visits the last day of the conference:


10.00 to 12.00

Milano Greco Pirelli RFI Control Room placed in operation on November 2013, manages 1,532 km of railway lines in north Italy with over 90 stations and more 2130 train per day (high speed, intercity, regional and freight, and more than 710,000 commuters per day.
The Central Station of Milan Greco Pirelli is a building on 3 floors levels, consisting of a central body (newly built) and four lateral bodies performing the following functions: railway traffic management, management and control of customer information, infrastructure monitoring and diagnostics and security facilities management.
The key technology implemented in Milano Greco Pirelli is ERTMS level 2 with computer based interlocking interfaced with state-of-the-art traffic control systems.

8.00 to 13.00

Frecciarossa 1000 travels at a maximum speed of 400 km/h and a commercial speed of up to 360 km/h, and boasts a starting acceleration of 0.7 m/s2, thanks to its 16 engines fitted on four of the train eight vehicles. Frecciarossa 1000 is a train with distributed traction that can constantly make the most of its adherence to the tracks and its special bogies providing the utmost in layout and comfort.
Frecciarossa 1000 features the most technologically advanced signalling system, the ERTMS/ETCS and it is the first fully interoperable high-speed train, which could travel on all high-speed networks across Europe.

June 2012 marks the official completion of the Milano-Bologna and Bologna-Firenze high-speed by-pass branch ("Passante" in Italian language): the tunnel 12 km long, connects two of the most important lines of the Italian high-speed network, hosts the new Bologna high-speed station and provides important traffic benefits by de-congesting the city railway network.
The Bologna Centrale Control Room is the most important railway traffic control facility in North-Central Italy as it manages both the Milano-Bologna-Firenze high-speed lines (280 km) and intercity and regional lines (500 km) with an overall figure of 1200 trains per day.
The Control Room is also in charge of managing both the underground 4 tracks high-speed station and the surface level station with 26 tracks.
Thanks to ERTMS level 2 strongly interfaced with computer-based interlocking, it is also possible to manage the train traffic inside the 73 km tunnel of Bologna-Firenze high-speed line and the safety exit zones towards which high-speed train are guided to in case of danger in an automated way.

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