ATACS delivers moving block

Matsumoto, Masayuki
March 2011
Railway Gazette International;Mar2011, Vol. 167 Issue 3, p43
Trade Publication
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.


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