Trainguard MT CBTC: The Solution for Resignaling Lines in Revenue Service

Communications-based train control systems are now widely recognized as the state of the art in automatic train control. The numerous safety, operational and maintenance benefits they offer to mass transit authorities make them an attractive answer to fulfill their expectations. This paper presents the Trainguard MT CBTC solution and addresses specific issues of resignaling lines in revenue service and upgrading driver operated CBTC to a fully automatic driverless solution. In addition to the challenges posed by the design and testing processes of the technology, the magnitude of the changes to the human side of the operation (train operation, maintenance, and engineering) and the management of this scope of change, have generated a number of key lessons learned that NYCT is currently deploying in the design and planning of the next CBTC project; the Flushing Line. The Flushing Line is a more complex operation that Canarsie and will require the modification of rolling stock that was delivered with very little consideration of CBTC installation in its design. Flushing will also involve CBTC equipment supply from two different suppliers. This paper examines several lessons learned from Canarsie and describes the subsequent changes in the Flushing Line project as a result.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 9p
  • Monograph Title: Rail Transit Conference Proceedings, 2005

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01002146
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1931594155
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 18 2005 4:10PM