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Configuration and Implementation of ERTMS/ETCS Level-1 System in the section between Plaza España - Martorell Enllaç of the line Llobregat - Anoia of Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC)


Author/s: Pedro de la Rubia Moreno, Alejandro Berenguer Morón, Jordi Ribera Fábregas, Sonia Bernad Bernad

Currently the section between Plaza España and Martorell Enllaç of Llobregat-Anoia line of FGC, it is in service as a system Signalling and Train Protection, FAP. This project aims to install on this system, the ERTMS/ETCS Level-1 to achieve an improvement in the control and supervision of the trains. Therefore, the FAP system does not go away, but remains a backup. We will use the different rail that now exist, and will be installed the necessary equipment for the operation of ERTMS/ETCS Level 1. All this with minimal interference in daily train service without substantial modifications to existing facilities.

Keywords: ERTMS, ETCS, Level-1, FAP, FGC, Signalling, Train Protection, Supervision, Facilities, Daily Service.

Publication: Vía Libre Railway Research Nº 3 February 2012, pp. 99-111


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