Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System: With the country's major semi-high speed rapid rail coming between Delhi and Meerut, India is ready to adopt the European Train Control System (ETCS) for the first time in mainline railways. Recently, multinational rolling stock manufacturer Alstom won a € 106 million contract to install train control, signaling, and telecommunication systems for the 82-km-long Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor. The country's first regional rapid rail corridor will reduce travel time between Delhi and Meerut to just 55 minutes. As part of the contract won by Alstom, the Delhi-Meerut Rapid Rail project will include design, supply, installation, testing. Along with this will include signaling, train control, supervision, platform screen doors, and commissioning of telecommunications systems for the corridor. . According to Alstom, the Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Line European Train Control System will be the first country to adopt the Hybrid Level 32 signaling system, which is the main signaling and train control component of the European Rail Traffic Management System.European Train Control System - Top Features:
The European train control signaling system will not only facilitate interoperability but also ensure the movement of the train at quicker frequencies, reducing the waiting time for passengers.
According to Alstom, the contract is the first contract in the world to include a long-term ETSC standard supported by digital interlocking and automatic train operation (ATO) on long-term development (LTE) radio.ETCS Hybrid Level Three optimizes line capacity in complete safety by forecasting and optimizing the speed of trains through continuous train control and supervision through a radio-based signaling system.
It is arguably the world's most efficient train control system, bringing significant benefits with automated train operation (ATO) in terms of maintenance costs and energy savings, safety, reliability, punctuality, and traffic capacity.
The European train control system is a replacement for legacy train safety systems and is designed to replace many incompatible security systems currently in operation.