SERVICE- AND ENERGY-RELATED OPTIMIZATION OF ADVANCED AUTOMATIC TRAIN CONTROL

The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system is in the process of developing an Advanced Automatic Train Control (AATC) system to replace the current fixed-block automatic system. As in the current ATC system, the trains will be controlled by station computers at the wayside; however, spread-spectrum radios rather than track circuits will be employed to determine train locations and reliably transfer information, allowing for finer speed and acceleration control, as well as more precise train locating capabilities and moving block control. The AATC system is expected to not only allow for safe shorter headway operation, but also to facilitate coordinated train control for both smoother service and improved energy management.

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    American Public Transportation Association

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  • Authors:
    • GORDON, S P
    • LEHRER, D G
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  • Publication Date: 1998

Language

  • English

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  • Pagination: 10p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00769807
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1999 12:00AM