Progress Rail to Upgrade ERTMSL2 on Merano-Malles Line in Italy

September 21, 2022

BERLIN, Germany – Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company, was recently awarded a tender from Ferrovie dell’Alto Adige to upgrade ERTMSL2 on the Merano - Malles railway line, with the contract signed on 29 August 2022.

"This is the first ERTMS L2 trackside contract for Progress Rail,” commented Simone Carini, sales director for Progress Rail in Italy. “This opportunity allows us to operate our ERTMS L2 trackside and recognizes our expertise in developing new technologies for the global signaling industry.”

The project includes implementing the ERTMS L2 trackside system with custom functional specifications requested by the customer, plus renewal of the CBI system and implementation of the CTC.

"Through strong teamwork, we are successfully developing signaling technologies for our customers," added Paolo Covoni, managing director for Progress Rail in Italy, "While we are still in the homologation stage for this product, thanks to targeted, innovative proposals and adherence to required customizations, we are moving in the right direction with a quality system for our customers."


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About Progress Rail

Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, is one of the largest integrated and diversified providers of rolling stock and infrastructure solutions and technologies for global rail customers. Progress Rail delivers advanced EMD locomotives and engines, railcars, trackwork, fasteners, signaling, rail welding and Kershaw Maintenance-of-Way equipment, along with dedicated locomotive and freight car repair services, aftermarket parts support and recycling operations. The company also offers advanced rail technologies, including data acquisition and asset protection equipment. Progress Rail’s deep industry expertise, together with the support of Caterpillar, ensures a commitment to quality through innovative solutions for the rail industry. Progress Rail has a network of nearly 200 locations across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Australia, China, India, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit and follow @Progress_Rail on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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