Lessons Learned from New York City Transit's Canarsie Pilot CBTC Project -- Putting them into Effect on the Flushing Line

New York City Transit (NYCT) has initiated a system wide program to install communications-based train control (CBTC) technology, utilizing continuous, two-way digital RF communications between intelligent trains and a wayside network of vital zone computers. The contract for re-signaling the Canarsie Line was awarded in December 1999. At the time of writing the project is on the verge of placing the first section into revenue service. Over the next several months subsequent sections will be cut in until the complete line is under CBTC control. Shortly thereafter, additional functions will be added in a second release of software and the fully functional CBTC will be operating in passenger service. The attractions of CBTC technology are significant; enhanced safety, greater operational flexibility, increased throughput, improved reliability and availability, and reduced life cycle costs. The challenges of implementing CBTC technology on an operational transit system as complex as the New York City Subway is much better understood that at the outset of the program.

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  • Authors:
    • Mortlock, Edwin A
    • Rumsey, Alan F
    • Patel, Nidhish
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  • Publication Date: 2005


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 6p
  • Monograph Title: Rail Transit Conference Proceedings, 2005

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  • Accession Number: 01002128
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1931594155
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 18 2005 3:40PM