Indian Railway to Install ETCS Level 2 European Train Control System, Career
Indian Railway to Install ETCS Level 2 European Train Control System in India Indian Railway ETCS Level 2 Training Meaning of ETCS Level 1, Level 2 System. Indian Railway going to install European Train Control System. The European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS) is a European system to create a ‘digital railway’. Indian Railway has selected busiest route to make ETCS Level 2 Radio waves signal in Mathura Vadodara, Mughal Sarai- Ghaziabad, Delhi Kolkata. One of the key corridors in the ‘Golden Quadrilateral’ connect India’s four main cities, this route is considered by Indian Railway to be the crowded in the country.
Indian Railway ETCS Level 2 Tender: The companies who submitted bids comprise Alstom French, Bombardier Canadian, CAF Signalling, Hitachi STS Japanese, Siemens German and Thales French.
ETCS Level 2 Training: : It’s a radio based signal which views signalling and movement authorities in the cab. It continuously sends data to radio block centre to reports its position and tracks.
Equipment in ETCS Level 2: Eurobalises are used as passive positioning beacons. Trains reallocate their position with additional sensors such as accelerometers, odometers or radar
ETCS Level 2 European Train Control System Benefits: The ECTS Level 2 is automatic train protection system which helps to avoid train accident/ collision on account of human error of signal passing. It also puts automatic break when train exceed its speed beyond allowed speed.
Indian Railway Employee will get ETCS Level 2 training on these topics.
ERTMS standards and legislation
ETCS Application Levels
ERTMS Trackside Network Components
ERTMS On-board components
Keeping track of Trains
Operational Modes of ERTMS
ETCS Protocols Using Circuit Switched
GSM-R as a Bearer Using GPRS as a Bearer
GPRS Air Interface
GPRS Signalling Procedures
GPRS Radio Network Optimization
European Train Control System Level 2; Rs 2,000 crore Modern European signalling system for Indian Railways to install on the 850-km long section between Mathura and Vadodara. ETCS Level 2 will also be installed on four lines as a pilot project comprising: Jhansi – Bina, Yeraguntla – Renigunta, Vijaynagaram – Palasa, and Nagpur – Budnera.
Indian Railway scrutiny the trial of ETCS Level. Now it depend on Indian Railway to decide whether to implement this system or not. As per news Indian Railway total costs is Rs 780 BILLION for 65000 KM Broad Gauge. But due to high costs Prime Minster office did not like this plan.
So only selected route will get Radio based ETCS Level 2 system.
ETCS level 1 System: ETCS Level tested on 342 km route of (Agra-Delhi, 200 km; Chennai suburban railway, 117 km; and Kolkata’s Metro Railway, 25 km). In ETCS Level 1 locomotives are fitted with screens that receive intermittent messages about signals ahead through track-side devices. This mitigates the risk of locomotive pilot’s error of running over signals due to fog or human error, or over-speeding as the locomotive comes to a halt upon making an error.
Signal required to ETCS Level a modern signalling system : Railways Get 5MHz Free Spectrum for Captive Use worth about Rs 30,000 crore. The spectrum is essential for the Railways to modernise its age-old signalling. At present, the national transporter has eight spots in 900 MHz band for mobile train radio communication and GSMR (Global System for Mobile Communication for Railways) and GSMR soon converted into LTE (long term evolution) technology.