Large-scale support for infrastructure overhaul
The first element of the project is a comprehensive overhaul of the infrastructure, which will convert the network to Automatic Train Control (ATC) using Communication-Based Train Control (CBTC).
How does this work? Specialised on-board computers will be installed on many of the rail cars to communicate with trackside equipment. There will also be updates to the signalling technology associated with the smooth running of the line.
These upgrades will:
- reduce intervals between trains
- allow more trains to use the same tracks
- enhance the network’s overall ability to meet peak-time demand.
The project will also incorporate a train-supervision system to boost efficiency and allow the network to exactly locate each train on the line.