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ERTMS combined with CBTC = NGTC

The CBTC conference will take place on March 12th in London with a keynote speaker from NGTC http://www.railcontrolsystems.com

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ERTMS combined with CBTC = NGTC

In past years there was a strong need in some places to combine rail operation of

Suburban trains and Urban trains. Passengers coming from several tens of kilometres,

that need to get in different places in the cities, want to reduce the commuter time, and

the number of movements in cloudy stations. The use of expensive and complicated

infrastructures must be maximised.

Clear examples are: Crossrail in London, New York Penn Station, Marmaray tunnel in

Turkey, etc.

Both worlds Suburban and Urban are more than invented. Still pending some high level

implementations like vast utilization of Radio Links, but mature enough. Both diverging

in some design principles.

• Suburban go in ERTMS direction with information capture in most of the cases

from existing light signals with LEU, and with standard and well defined on board

systems, and with high level of standardization.

• Urban go in several directions done from all the vendors. None are standardizes,

almost none are compatible even with other products of same vendor. A real

Babel Tower.

From a technical point of view, convergence is more than possible. :

In way side:

• There is at most times an Interlocking level, where the lock of all the itineraries is

granted.

• Field elements: Point machines, light signals if any, track presence elements if

any, are equally processes in both worlds

• Information feeder: very different. ERTMS L1 use Balise, L2 use mainly GSMr

and CBTC use Radio with Wi-Fi type information

On board:

• Central Process Unit is nowadays commonly used in most of the vendors for

application in both worlds

• Odometry and interfaces with train very similar concepts

• Train Integrity: very different. The ERTMS in not based on the integrity of the

train at least in level 1&2. For CBTC it is a must.

• Redundancy concept: also very different. Reliability for ERTMS is normal, for

CBTC is very important, especially in unmanned applications

This does not mean necessarily that philosophy of the work of ERTMS and CBTC must

be changed, but that it can be easy and reasonable in price and in effort to get a train

flowing from one system to other.

This is the target of the Next Generation of Train Control (NGTC) having a common

specification to produce the convergence of both worlds. It is very ambitious target,

but reachable. Similar targets was reached time ago with the definition of ERTMS, and

contrary to many opinions in the old times, it is a reality today.

Most of these points will be discussed in next conference Communications Based

Train Control in London March 12th, with many administration and vendors specialist

involved.

By Carlos Rico

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Nippon Signal Nippon Signal receives an order receives an order receives an order of signaling system signaling system signaling system for Gimpo for Gimpo for Gimpo Urban Railway

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Singapore launches first stretch of driverless Downtown Line

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Singapore has opened the first phase of what will become the island’s longest automated metro line.

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New driverless metro in Singapore, a new advance for transport automation... For more like this follow us in LinkedIn!!

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ERTMS human factors, Bridging the gap between technology and adoption: a Human Factors case study

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ERTMS human factors, Establishing the technology requirements for the ERTMS/ETCS DMI and investigated technology options and the factors that would need to be considered when choosing specific technology...
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Speaker: Elaine Thompson, Principal Human Factors Engineer, Mott MacDonald

 

-Establishing the operational requirements for the transition between ETCS Level 2 and the Class B train control systems
-Establishing the technology requirements for the ERTMS/ETCS DMI and investigated technology options and the factors that would need to be considered when choosing specific technology
-Identifying the risks and benefits for the integration of AWS/TPWS with the ERTMS/ETCS DMI

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Chile | Metro de Santiago invests USD 2.7 billion in new metro lines 3 and 6

Chile | Metro de Santiago  invests USD 2.7 billion in new metro lines 3 and 6 | Communications Based Train Control - A recipe for Success | Scoop.it

English: Metro de Santiago has opened a tender process for the purchase of electric multiple units using automated driving with CBTC system for lines 3 and 6.

por Ricardo Escudero Viñas | La empresa Metro de Santiago ha abierto un proceso de licitación para la adquisición de unidades múltiples eléctricas de conducción automatizada utilizando el sistema CBTC y climatización para las líneas 3 y 6.

La adjudicación se llevará a cabo en la segunda mitad de 2013 y las primeras composiciones deberán ser entregadas en 2015.

Fuente(Español): http://economia.terra.cl/noticias/noticia.aspx?idNoticia=201212121907_TRR_81835415
Foto: http://www.gob.cl/discursos/2011/07/13/lanzamiento-de-las-nuevas-lineas-3-y-6-del-metro.htm


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Delcan discuss the "Recipe for implementation success"

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The challenges facing the rail transit industry in implementing CBTC are related to the process to be followed to implement CBTC technology
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Mr Alan Rumsey, speaker on the March 12th CBTC show in London states:

 Given the extensive installed-base of CBTC systems around the world today, and with close to 30 years of actual revenue service experience with this technology, the benefits of CBTC are now clearly real and repeatable, and the technology is well established as both “service-proven”, and “safety-proven”, offering operational benefits that cannot be achieved with prior generations of signalling technology.   Today, the challenges facing the rail transit industry in implementing CBTC are therefore less related to “can CBTC deliver the anticipated benefits?” and more related to “what is the process that should be followed to successfully implement CBTC technology on an operating transit system?”  Drawing on the lessons learnt from a number of case studies, this presentation will provide “a recipe for success”  in implementing CBTC on existing transit lines when failure is simply not an option.

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Siemens Rail Automation awarded Avløs depot signalling contract ...

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The depot will stable the expanding fleet of Siemens' MX trains...

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Nippon Signal receives an order for the Delhi Metro Line 8 Line 8 signaling system.

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"The first Japanese company to win a contract for an The first Japanese company to win a contract for an Indian metro Indian metro signaling system"
We would like to hear more from Nippon on our CBTC show this March.  

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Bombardier to manage train operations in British Columbia

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Bombardier Transportation has been awarded a C$17m ($16m) contract to provide train operations for TransLink’s West Coast Express commuter rail system in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia (BC), Canada." If you liked this and want more insights follow us at LinkedIn!!


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Another example of manufacturers turning into operators.... Should it be this way? Are operations the only way to get a profit from train manufacturing?... The questions are still open....

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Velaro D certified to operate in Germany

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Siemens’ new Velaro D trainsets have received approval to operate on high-speed routes in Germany.

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A good new for Velaro units, DB's new Siemens Velaro approved to operate in HSR for DB...

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New CBTC Wabtec for MRS Logística Brazil

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MRS Logística will expand by 10% its ability to transport cargo thanks to the new CBTC based Operational Control Centre.


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Brasil Metrô SP abre licitação para CBTC para linha 5

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A Companhia do Metropolitano de São Paulo (Metro SP) publicou na última sexta-feira (09/11) o edital para prestação de serviços de engenharia para análise de projetos e consolidação dos projetos na fase de implantação dos sistemas de sinalização baseado em comunicação (vias, estações, bordo e pátios) e de controle centralizado no trecho Capão Redondo – Chácara Klabin e pátios Capão Redondo e Guido Caloi da Linha 5 – Lilás.

 

Fonte(Português):http://www.revistaferroviaria.com.br/index.asp?InCdEditoria=1&InCdMateria=17118

 


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BAM to build Network Rail signalling centre

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BAM Construction has been awarded a £30 million contract to build a new Network Rail signalling control centre in Basingstoke.

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