The ERTMS Level 2 system on Buftea-Crivina railway section, part of Bucharest – Campina line, is fully operational. The Romanian railway state-owned infrastructure manager CFR SA has announced that deployment and testing of the new system has been completed on Chitila – Buftea, Buftea – Periş, Periş – Crivina, Crivina – Brazi railway sections, and Buftea, Crivina and Periş stations. The line is included in Orient East Med Corridor and is designed for speeds of 160 km/h.
The ERTMS/ETCS Level 2 project includes equipping the line with ERTMS Level 2, interlocking system and track gauge at Buftea, Peris and Crivina stations, radio block center (RBC), GSM-R communication devices and 6 on-Board Unit (OBU) Level 2.
The first ERTMS/ETCS level 2 project in Romania has as main objective to establish a set of operational regulations of ERTMS Level 2, both technical and commercial. These together with the equipment used will represent the base of future implementation on the entire Orient East Med Corridor.
CFR awarded the EUR 37 million ERTMS deployment contract in 2011 to a consortium formed of Thales (Germany) – Thales (Romania) – Siemens (Romania) – Nokia Siemens (Finland) – Nokia Siemens (Romania).