Station naming deals announced
Runaway Rail Car Kicked Loose by Teen Hits New York Station
Škoda unveils its second tram for the Chinese market
Wabtec to buy Faiveley Transport for US$1·8bn
Constantine tram extension contract
Channel Tunnel: '2,000 migrants' tried to enter
Ottawa urban rail gets federal funding
UK and Italian operators order Vossloh locomotives
First Great Western and Eversholt sign Hitachi AT300 train contract
Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi invite interest in DIKKM railway
Peter Winter, former project manager of Bahn 2000 at Swiss Federal Railways and a leading proponent of the European Train Control System, has died at the age of 76, following a long illness.
Winter studied electrical engineering at ETH Zürich, and received his doctorate in 1973 for a dissertation on power electronics in rail vehicles. After working for Brown Boveri in Baden, he joined SBB in 1972, intially in the operations department. He transferred to the Infrastructure department in 1982, serving as Infrastructure Director at SBB headquarters from 1984 to 1999. During this period, he was the overall project manager for Bahn 2000 between 1986 and 1990.
He later moved to head SBB’s Development & Technology Business Unit in 1999-2000, before transferring to the railway’s Consulting Group until his retirement in 2008.
In his search for ways to improve the interoperability of international rail traffic, Winter became one of the pioneers of the European Train Control System and the European Rail Traffic Management System. From 1990, he was President of the ETCS Steering Group at UIC, where he was able to ensure that the train control standards were incorporated into the European Union’s Technical Specifications for Interoperability. This paved the way for the ETCS to be adopted across Europe, and as widely as China and Australia.
This article first appeared on www.railwaygazette.com
About this website
Railpage version 3.10.0.0037
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is © 2003-2020 Interactive Omnimedia Pty Ltd.
You can syndicate our news using one of the RSS feeds.