Vivarail Class 230 Successfully Completes 40-Mile Battery Te...
Vivarail has put its Class 230 through battery tests during which the train reliably and successfully travelled 40 miles many times.
Siemens is currently undertaking the installation of a communications-based train control system on the whole 170km length of the Copenhagen commuter rail network, the Copenhagen S Bane. The project, which is divided into six phases, will run up to 84 trains an hour, transporting more than 100 million passengers every year. Phase one, a 25km stretch from Hillerod to Jaegersborg is now running services.
The S-Bahn currently transports approximately 350,000 people every day. Over the course of the next six years, Siemens will install its Trainguard MT train control system which uses Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC), to automate operation on the whole Copenhagen S Bane network.
Jochen Eickholt, CEO of the Siemens Mobility Division said:
“Replacing the existing signalling system – parts of which are more than 60 years old – will significantly increase capacity and reliability. The S-Bane will become a more attractive option for commuters and private transport will be reduced. At the same time, the state-of-the-art systems will cut energy consumption.”
The new system will reduce train headways to 90 seconds, down from 120 seconds on the network. It will initially operate in semi-automated mode, which will require driver involvement. Siemens will also fit their Trackguard Sicas ECC interlockings on board 135 S-Bane trains, in addition to their Controlguide OCS traffic monitoring and control system of interlockings and infrastructure.
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