Over the years Hitachi Rail STS has been designing and developing products which have made it the leader in the segment of Signalling systems and railway transport and urban rail transport.
Optimizing Traffic Planner™
ATC (Automatic Train Control) and ATP (Automatic Train Protection) systems
These are automatic train control systems in line with the ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System) standards, allow for the control of the safety of the train traffic on the railway, as well as ensure the identification of their position, keeping a safe distance and compliance with speed limits on a continuous basis. The ATC system also includes the driverless function, with different levels of automation. The systems which adopt the ERTMS standards make it possible for the trains to run on the entire European interoperable network without being required to change the engine crew or the rolling stock at the borders, to increase the safety of the national and international traffic and to improve the management of passenger and freight traffic. Hitachi Rail STS applies the ERTMS standard to the Signalling systems for the High Speed lines in Italy, to the LGV Est line in France, to the Madrid-Lleida line in Spain and to the Saarbrücken-Mannheim line in Germany, as well as to the Signalling systems for the Main lines in Italy, China, India, South Korea, Romania, Greece, Czech Republic, Turkey, Libya, etc.
CBTC – Communications Based Traffic Control
- the complete systems for central control rooms, on board and round that can be of a "stand alone" type or can be integrated with the existing systems;
- optimisation of the headways of vehicles, only 60 seconds (introduction of the concept of “moving block”);
- reduction or elimination of the requirement for track circuits or any other devices to calculate the position of the trains.
Hitachi Rail STS has already installed this technology on line 3 of the Paris metro, on line 1 of the Chinese metro of Shenyang and Chengdu, while other systems are being designed and, in some cases, are being installed such as the Ankara metro, the Taipei metro and the Copenhagen metro (the last two projects will manage the driverless mode).
Since the late nineties, Hitachi Rail STS has implemented the requirements for the "open" platform on standard protocols, such as: lines TVM Lyon and Marseille, ERTMS lines Rome-Naples, Turin-Milan, Milan-Bologna-Zheng Xi, Madrid-Lleida, Cambrian, Poříčany - Kolin, Haparandabanan lines CBTC in Chengdu, Shenyang, Ankara Metro and conventional lines Turin-Padua.
Hitachi Rail STS has implemented the platform that WSP Wayside (Wayside Standard Platform) able to manage with a reduced number of basic components, a higher number of bodies square and train connections to integrate into one central place security features, diagnostics and control of movement appropriate to represent the best response to the market demands increasingly sophisticated rail and metro.