The future of train control for Perth

The existing Train Control System (TCS) for the Perth suburban passenger network has been in service for over 10 years. The planned expansions of the network and the future introduction of Automatic Train Control (ATC) require a strategy for the TCS over the coming years for the Public Transport Authority of Western Australia (PTA). The planning work for the PTA to introduce its future Automatic Train Supervision (ATS) includes four main tasks: investigating the existing issues, describing ATS scope, defining project requirements, and developing ATS technical specifications. The resources needed for these tasks are PTA internal stakeholders, industry benchmarks and system suppliers. This paper also discusses the ATS benefits for the PTA’s operations. For operators, the ATS provides smart automation to better assist fault monitoring and response, and avoid overload during incidents. From a system’s perspective, the ATS provides integration opportunities which significantly mitigate system interface risks. For PTA’s train operations, the ATS is capable of providing one common control for both conventional signalling and ATC infrastructure. A discussion of the PTA’s new Rail Operations Control Centre options is also presented in this paper.

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  • Pagination: 5p. ; 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: 01636892
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: May 30 2017 3:30PM