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Train Protection Systems in Different Railway Gauges

  • Lionginas LiudvinavičiusEmail author
  • Aleksander Sładkowski
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Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 87)

Abstract

This chapter analyzes the train traffic control systems for 1435- and 1520-mm railway gauges, as well as their compatibility issues. The British Rail Traffic control system is analyzed. European train control systems (ETCS) and ETCS levels are described. Differences between European train control systems in 1435- and 1520-mm railway gauges related technical problems and proposed solutions are presented with regard to ETCS implementation in the Baltic states. The existing train control systems do not meet requirements of traffic safety in light of increased train speeds.

Keywords

Train protection system Interlocking Track circuit Moving block Balises Train speed Axles counters Global positioning system (GPS) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lionginas Liudvinavičius
    • 1
    Email author
  • Aleksander Sładkowski
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Railway TransportVilnius Gediminas Technical UniversityVilniusLithuania
  2. 2.Faculty of Transport, Department of Logistics and Industrial TransportationSilesian University of TechnologyKatowicePoland

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