TITLE

ATACS delivers moving block

AUTHOR(S)
Matsumoto, Masayuki
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Railway Gazette International;Mar2011, Vol. 167 Issue 3, p43
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses experiments by the Japan Rail (JR) East as of March 2011 to prove the effectivity of the Advanced Train Administration & Communications System (ATAC). It states that ATAC is meant to improve train control to mitigate rush hour traffic in urban areas, and uses radio communications, doing away with coded track circuits to do the same. It is reportedly similar to the Train Control System used in Europe, and reduces the load on lineside equipment, saving on both money and maintenance costs. It is hoped that ATAC can be used by March 27.
ACCESSION #
59413173

 

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