Scope of activities 

The objectives of the association is to promote, support and accelerate the deployment process of the European Rail Traffic Management (ERTMS) and the European (ETCS) from the point of view of the testing and validation, as well as from the research community.

Our missions

The Association will pursue its objective conducting the following activities in the field of ERTMS /ETCS:
Besides the Accredited Services mentioned above, EAL members also develop other sets of tests, following the same design principles that resulted in the accredited services above. They include tests for track side equipment (including Interlocking, LEU, RBC), STM. 
They also perform tests at system level, combining onboard and trackside ERTMS components and being an excellent and necessary tool to execute at lab the tests defined in the 2016/919 EU CCS TSI (amended by EU 2019/776):  Operational Test Scenarios for Placing in Service new lines and ESC (ETCS System Compatibility) Tests for assuring the interoperability of new trains entering in a line in operation.  These tests open the possibility of making real the statement included in article 10 of this TSI: “…. The possibility of executing those checks in a laboratory representing the trackside configuration to be made available by the Infrastructure Manager should be prioritized” 
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