Application of ETCS technology to the RailCorp network: ATP pilot trial

The paper provides a background to the RailCorp decision to conduct the Automatic Train Protection (ATP) Pilot Trial of ETCS Level 1 systems. An overview of the Pilot Trial is followed by the main part of the paper that concentrates on the innovative Collaborative Development Phase of the Project and how this phase is to define the trial evaluation outcomes. The overall objective of the ATP Pilot Trial is to assist RailCorp to assess the merits of pursuing (subject to Government approval and funding) an ETCS acquisition strategy. Some of the key inputs to that assessment provided by the ATP Pilot Trial include the identification of the key operational, engineering, technical, maintenance and human factor issues relevant to the implementation of an ETCS system on the RailCorp network and determination of the viability and cost-effectiveness or otherwise of an ATP acquisition strategy that provides for increasing levels of protection, reliability, capacity, economy and real time information and staged capital expenditure. These high level objectives cascade down to the development of the operating and design principles of ATP for the RailCorp network. The Collaborative Development Group (CDG) comprises of both RailCorp and Supplier expertise to produce the Application Rules for the system to suit the RailCorp environment. The paper will provide insight to the CDG's role in the Pilot Trial and provide some examples of how application rules were developed to meet the requirements of both the trial and also with a view to network wide deployment in order to satisfy the Trial objectives.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 5p.
  • Monograph Title: AusRAIL PLUS 2007, celebrating the past, creating the future, 4-6 December 2007, Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01516850
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 4 2014 7:55PM