Alstrom's simplified CBTC technology to debut in Lille

Lille, France's Véhicule Automatique Léger (VAL) - automatic light metro system is the first metro to install a new simplified communications-based train control (CBTC) system. The amount of lineside equipment is reduced by 20% due to transference of the interlocking functions to the train, as discussed in this article. The new method enables the train to safely travel from its current position to any other location, due to the fact that there are no longer traditional constraints from interlocking principles, thus making train movement very flexible.


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  • Created Date: Jun 20 2013 6:51PM