Reference Sheet Norwegian ERTMSpilot line Østfoldbanen Østre Linje

Østfoldbanen Østre Linje (ØØL) is an 80 km. long line through the inner parts of Østfold, from Ski to Sarpsborg. The Project was responsible for implementing the new European signalling system ERTMS for the first time in Norway. The ERTMS system on ØØL was commissioned in August 2015. The project comprised:

  • Establishment and testing of new traffic safety regulations for ERTMS lines
  • Rebuilding and upgrading of 5 stations
  • Engineering and installation of new ERTMS signalling systems at 7 stations, 17 level crossings and automatic level transition on 2 adjacent stations
  • Training of technical and operational personnel
  • Technical and operational testing of the system with ERTMS-equipped trains

prorail AS Contribution in the project (April 2011- march 2018)

Bombardier Transportation RCS AB signed a contract with Jernbaneverket (now Bane NOR) on total system responsibility for design, engineering, installation, testing and commissioning of the new ERTMS system. ProRail AS was subcontracted by Bombardier already in the bid phase and contributed with the following:

  • Responsibility for installation and contract execution during the bid phase and contract negotiations with customer.
  • Project management on behalf of Bombardier from contract award to customer acceptance of the SRS. This phase included the establishment of administrative routines, system design, engineering of the system and start-up of the installation.
  • Project management and site management for the activities in Norway following customer acceptance of the SRS. This phase included installation, testing, commissioning, operational testing, training, establishment of the maintenance organization, establishment of spare part storage, training, following up of operational status of the system after commissioning.
  • On board test and safety responsibility for all test train activities: Training of drivers, type testing of OBU’s, trackside commissioning, full scale operational test, presentation and marketing etc. adding up to 120 days of test train activities.
  • Test and commissioning of various ERTMS subsystems with personnel authorizes as “sluttkontrollør F” for the ERTMS system.
  • Participation in ERTMS support team together with customer after commissioning – On call duty, troubleshooting, error correction and customer support.
  • Preparation and execution of rehearsal courses for customer signalling personnel (“sikkerhetskontrollør”, “sluttkontrollør F” and system specialists).



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Engineering manager signalling; IC Nykirke-Barkåker

Engineering manager for engineering of the initial signalling plan for the ERTMS-installation on the Intercity project Nykirke-Barkåker; a new double track section of the Vestfoldbanen line. Included following the complete Jernbaneverket signalling process. After completing the main scope; temporary points for construction work was included in the scope as temporary changes in the existing NSI-63 relay interlocking.

Norwegian ERTMS-pilot Østfoldbanen Østre linje

The overall project scope was to establish the first ERTMS-line in Norway on behalf of Jernbaneverket; including a completely new signalling system; traffic management system; adaption of operational rules; maintenance preparations and training. ProRail AS scope was project management from contract award until the approval of the SRS; including Norwegian functionality (December 2012). After JBV approval of the SRS; the scope was project management responsibility for all activities in Norway and necessary participation in the activities; i.e.: Complete site management scope; follow up of installation sub-contractor NJD AS; part of the test teams doing start-up and function control of the sub-systems; commissioning responsibility for the axle counter system and the hand held terminal system; establishing maintenance requirements; safety responsibility and test leader onboard for all test and commissioning activities on site. After commissioning in August 2015; the ProRail AS scope was follow up of system performance and issues; establishing operational work arounds and participation in installation; test and commissioning of updates of the system with Jernbaneverket approved “Sluttkontrollør F”.

Installation Norwegian ERTMS Pilot line

Installation and installation check out services during the finalization of the installation of the new Bombardier Interflo 450 signalling system on the line Østfoldbanen Østre linje. The work was done by personnel certified as “Sikkerhetskontrollør signal” by Jernbaneverket.

ERTMS support team ØØL

ERTMS on call support service as part of the Jernbaneverket 1. and 2. line signalling support for the ERTMS installations on Østfoldbanen Østre linje the first year after commissioning of the Norwegian ERTMS Pilot. Included telephone support during failures of the system and also on site emergency repair services during more severe failures.
Part of the scope was to represent Bombardier during maintenance follow up meetings and user group meetings with train operator personnel and dispatchers.
In 2018 the scope included development and execution of 3 training courses in the Bombardier Interflo 450 system for signalling personnel from Jernbaneverket; both signalling technicians; test leaders and system responsible’s.

Sub project manager; Norwegian ERTMS Programme

Sub project management for establishing the ERTMS Test lab for the Norwegian ERTMS Programme; on behalf of Bane NOR. The test lab will be the joint lab for integration testing of trackside; TMS and onboard systems and the Bane NOR delivered GSM-R; transmission and OAM-systems. In addition the test lab will be used during GA/SA acceptance tests and other testing as required. The ProRail AS scope is to manage the development; integration and installation of the test lab. Part of the scope will also be testing of the functionality and operation of the lab equipment during the first test phases after commissioning of the lab. After commissioning of the lab; the role will be ERTMS Test lab facility manager / ESC Test facility manager for the rollout Project.
As part of the assignment ProRail AS also participates during the ERTMS Test line; full scale operational tests; test strategies; review of test plans and test cases and development of the technical and operational training centre.

Site manager signalling Drammen-Kobbervikdalen

Site management for the signalling system on new double track lines Drammen-Kobbervikdalen and Drammen-Gulskogen. Including rebuild og Drammen and Gulskogen stations. The assignment scope is:
– Assist with making RFQ for the installation of the signalling system. Follow up the project phase planning.
– Oversee and supervise the installation work done by the signalling contractor
– Supervise the document flow and document quality for all phases of the project
– Supervise and monitor the quality of the test and commissioning activities following the installation both for outdoor and indoor parts of the system
– Optimize the installation to ease installation and commissioning of ERTMS Signalling system in 2024

Tender for the Norwegian National Implementation of ERTMS

Part of Bombardier Transportation core bid team during the tender process and negotiations with Bane NOR for the Norwegian National Implementation of ERTMS. ProRail AS was responsible for the roll-out planning; installation; migration and test part of the trackside tender. Participated also in the track-side commissioning part and in the training part of both trackside and onboard.
Important focus areas were lessons learned from the Norwegian ERTMS Pilot; logistics for deliveries to installation subcontractors; negotiations with installation subcontractors and electronic system for follow up of installation check lists; test records and related documentation.

Tender for the Norwegian ERTMS-pilot Østfoldbanen Østre linje

Part of the winning Bombardier Transportation core bid team during the tender process and negotiations with Jernbaneverket for the Norwegian ERTMS-pilot. Main focus area for ProRail AS in the bid team was Project Management and planning/subcontracting of installation services.