Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: Rail equipment manufacturer Alstom also marked the debut of its modern signalling systems in India during the inauguration of India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) last week.
“The European Train Control System (ETCS) signaling system will not only facilitate inter-operability but will also allow to optimise the usage of existing infrastructure, thus reducing the waiting time for passengers,” a statement from Alstom-India said.
“This signalling system provides a high level of safety for trains running at close headway of 180 seconds by virtual block implementation “(hybrid level-3)” to ensure continuous and safe separation, and eliminate accidents due to human error,” it said.
The ETCS uses Long Term Evolution (LTE) communication with the RRTS trainsets, which have also been manufactured by Alstom.
“These solutions are designed and stacked together to provide utmost safety to passengers. A key feature of the technology being introduced in the RRTS is inter-operability, which facilitates seamless commuter movement across the corridors, without the hassle of changing the trains for passengers,” the statement said.