SHINKANSEN TRAFFIC CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - COMTRAC PHASE 2

Contributing significantly to operation of high-speed trains on the New Tokaido Line have been improved operations control systems such as Automatic Train Control and Centralized Traffic Control. To handle higher service levels COMTRAC (Computer Aided Traffic Control) was introduced to automate route control. In this paper there is an outline of the Shinkansen and a general survey of its train operations system with details of the Comtrac system. The function, hardware and software of COMTRAC are discussed. A future stage will be further sophistication of COMTRAC to achieve mechanization and computerization of operations management of the expansion of service as Shinkansen is extended throughout Japan.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

    17-21 rue de Louvrain
    1000 Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • Inada, N
    • HAYASHI, Y
    • Hirota, Y
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 295-308
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097282
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM