Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bypass line sports Alstom signal system

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Alstom said Thursday it has equipped the new Bologna High Speed Bypass Line in Italy, scheduled to open in December, with its Atlas 200 signal platform.

The Atlas 200 system includes a train control system that complies with ERTMS1 standard and a multi-station Interlocking architecture in accordance with RFI standards, the company says. These signal technologies ensure the safe management of trains in high speed transit through the city, representing approximately 16 kilometers (10 miles) in length, 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) of which is underground.

The Bologna bypass line connects the Bologna-Florence and Bologna-Milan high speed lines without passing through the Bologna Centrale station, offering improved punctuality and faster journey time for some trains. HSR trains traveling at 300 km/h (186 mph) are able to travel from Milan to Florence without traffic interference from suburban trains, Alstom said.