After outlining the history and characteristics of the Jubilee Line Extension (JLE) on the London Underground (LU), this paper uses examples of the control systems, being commissioned for the JLE, to discuss the practical implementation of integrated control systems in the railway environment. At the time of writing, the JLE project was in its critical final stages. On the LU, the concept of a signalling control centre has been replaced increasingly by that of a service control centre; station control rooms have been introduced, to bring information and control functions more into central focal control points in stations or groups of stations. The control philosophy is for control to be mainly 'hands off' during normal service operation, with operators monitoring the trains and intervening in the event of incidents or equipment failures. Line-wide systems, station control using SIMS (Station Integrated Management System), and two alternative control facilities are to be used when the JLE opens; further facilities will operate soon after that. An integrated control system is needed for operational, customer-benefit and management-information reasons. Its big issues are: (1) developing an integrated system; (2) taking a systems approach; (3) safety; (4) test running; and (5) railway operations. For the covering abstract see IRRD E104557.

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  • Authors:
    • BOURNE, A
  • Publication Date: 1999


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  • Accession Number: 00790379
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-7008-0694-6
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2000 12:00AM