ATO operational–technical coordination

Berlin, December 2021 to December 2022

Efficient project management for the timely development and integration of ATO into the DB system architecture within the framework of Digital node Stuttgart.

As part of project and document management for the introduction of automatic train operation at DB AG, NEXTRAIL structures and creates the documentation and thereby prepares to take charge of supervising construction. The aim is the generic development of the ATO-TS system, as well as implementation and commissioning within the framework of the Digital node Stuttgart project.


In order to ensure the timely development and integration of ATO into the DB system architecture, risk and stakeholder management are also of great importance. All those involved benefit from NEXTRAIL’s many years of experience in supporting complex technical projects across all phases of the life cycle – from conception to commissioning.


Key areas of service

  • Preparation to take charge of supervising construction

  • Holistic and agile project and document management

  • Supporting stakeholder and risk management

Special features

Innovative technology and new application conditions in railway operations require holistic development support using existing processes, but also by defining and introducing new process steps. The entire life cycle must be monitored together with all stakeholders, which also includes subsequent railway operations as well as functional and technical operational management.

Contact person

Here you will find your contact person for Test and system integration

Dr.-Ing. Albrecht Achilles

Member of the Executive Board, Head of ATO/ TMS
Dr Albrecht Achilles is a member of the Executive Board and Head of ATO/TMS at NEXTRAIL GmbH. His broad specialist expertise is based on many years of experience as a technical consultant for control-command and signalling system, both on the operator and the manufacturer side. Dr Albrecht Achilles focuses on the technical area of the European Train Control System (ETCS), automatic train operation (ATO), traffic management systems (TMS) and signalling controlled warning systems (SCWS).