- Master the functional features of systems under operation with CBTC technologies.
- Understand the technical aspects of CBTC implementation.
- Become familiar and knowledgeable in safety/security issues related to CBTC.
- Engineering and technical staff in charge of development, manufacturing and implementation of a CBTC System - as well as operating and maintenance staff.
DAY 1: CBTC background & Principles
- Why CBTC?
- Risks to be avoided
- Classic signaling: Principles – Route management – Space between trains – Train Detection – Signals
- Recurring issues: Space between trains – Maintenance costs – Operation flexibility
- How CBTC works: Principles - Architecture & Configuration Data - Fixed block & Moving block
- System operational background: Signaling - Rolling Stock - Operators and man-machine interface - Traction logics - Platform-track interface protection device
- Grades of Automation (GoA 1, 2, 3 & 4) - Degraded modes of operation procedures
- CBTC functionalities
- Zone controller
- Movement Authority Limits (MAL)
- Train location & Energy consumption
- Door opening/closing
DAY 2: CBTC Safety/Security challenges
- Potential Risks
- Safety Integrity Levels (SIL)
- SIL 4 and its implications: Standards & Development Process
- SIL4 Complexity Management
- Loss of communications
- Data transmission: Vital & non-vital
- Examples of SIL4 typical problems
- CBTC System examples: CBTC metro lines & Providers (Alstom, Siemens)
- Operators’ strategies: Interchangeability /Interoperability or “Turnkey CBTC”- Examples of Paris Metro (RATP) & New York City Transit
- Recurring difficulties: Interaction with existing signalling system – Migration to CBTC
- Short Wrap-up: Advantages, Risks & SIL 4
- May 6-7, 2020
- October 26-27, 2020