Case study: coexistence of CBTC and ETCS on Crossrail project in London

Signalling projects are already being implemented combining communications-based train control (CBTC) solutions that are optimised for mass transit operations with the European Train Control System (ETCS) normally associated with mainline railways. This paper will look at the case study of combining CBTC and ETCS for the Crossrail project and at how both technologies are used efficiently to meet current and future requirements to optimise the rail infrastructure. Therefore, this paper focuses on the combined use of ETCS and CBTC solutions and will give an outlook for the development of these technologies. This paper will describe the similarities and differences of both systems and provide an insight into future developments for different application fields. Experience with the dual equipment of trains with seamless transition from ETCS to CBTC operation and vice versa will also be described. This concept requires the development of both the interface and the operational concept for the transition. Additional concepts for combining CBTC and ETCS based on real projects such as Thameslink in London, Marmaray in Istanbul and Sosa – Wonsi in Korea will be reviewed as well as the relevance for Australian railway networks.

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  • Pagination: 9p. ; PDF
  • Monograph Title: Maintaining the momentum: CORE 2016: conference on railway excellence, 16-18 May 2016, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01636884
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  • Source Agency: ARRB
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  • Created Date: May 30 2017 3:30PM