Safety Technology

Wolfgang Hüppi
Wolfgang Hüppi

Centre of competence for railway signalling systems and telematics

In our capacity as the centre of competence for railway signalling systems, telematics applications, level crossings and warning systems, we assess the safety aspects of planning approvals, operating licences, type approvals, and safety supervision.

We draw up and manage the necessary regulations at a legislative level. We represent technical interests in the relevant international and national bodies and ensure that the relevant expertise is maintained and developed. Switzerland is at the forefront in introducing the new European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS). This includes the European Train Control System (ETCS), which will facilitate the uninterrupted flow of rail traffic in Europe. My Section is helping to achieve this thanks to its technical know-how.

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