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Reference CLC/TR 50459-7:2007
Title Railway applications - Communication, signalling and processing systems - European Rail Traffic Management System - Driver-Machine interface - Part 7: Specific Transmission Modules
Project Number 16220
Abstract/Scope The scope of this Technical Report is to define the ERTMS DMI in STM mode for each system include in Annex B of STI CC. This Technical Report defines the ergonomics for the Specific Transmission Module integrated in the Driver-Machine Interface (DMI) for the ERTMS/ETCS Train Control System, and for the integrated ERTMS/GSM-R Train Control and Train Radio Systems. The ergonomics covers the – general arrangements (dialogue structure, sequences, layout philosophy, colour philosophy), – symbols, – audible information, and – data entry arrangements. The reasons for defining the ergonomics of the DMI are as follows: 1. Achieving harmonised and coherent presentation for ERTMS/ETCS and STM information. Given the large number of STM’s requiring the use the ERTMS/ETCS DMI, only a harmonised approach is feasible. 2. Defining Driver-Machine Interface ergonomics that is compatible with agreed interoperable ERTMS specifications. 3. To reduce the risk of incorrect operation by a driver working with different trains fitted with ERTMS/ETCS. 4. Facilitating train operation with a unified ergonomics, hence reducing the cost of driver training. This Technical Report is applicable on all trains fitted with the ERTMS/ETCS.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2007-05-16
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Mandate(s) M/024; M/334
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 9
Reference Document  
ICS 03.220.30 - Transport by rail
13.180 - Ergonomics
35.240.60 - IT applications in transport and trade
Keywords Railway; Communication; ERTMS; Driver-machine interface; Transmission module
Note D139/C036 decision: CLC/TC 9X to consider the withdrawal of the CLC/TS 50549 series or its transformation to cover urban rail only
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6060 2007-05-16   export to doc file  EN
5099 2006-06-24 2006-08-24  
5060 2006-06-24 2006-06-24 export to doc file  EN
5020 2006-03-24 2006-06-23 export to doc file  EN
1090 2005-11-25 2006-02-25  
1000 2005-11-01 2006-05-01  
3020 2004-01-13 2004-04-16  

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date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2006-06-24
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2007-05-16
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(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.