TRIAL RUNS WITH AUTOMATIC TRAIN OPERATION (ATO) SYSTEM ON GREEN LINE CONDUCTED
Trial runs were conducted with Automatic Train Operation (ATO) System mode in between Salt Lake Sector V to Sealdah stretch of East-West (Green Line) Metro today i.e. on 28.01.2024. During the trial run in ATO mode, the rake traveled with a maximum speed of 74 km/hr. The trial started from 9.00 hrs. and continued till 11.00 hrs today. Two round-trip trial runs were conducted successfully.
East-West Metro Corridor is equipped with a Communication Based Train Control System (CBCTC). This system consists of Automatic Train Protection (ATP), Automatic Train Operation (ATO) and Automatic Train Supervision (ATS) facilities.
Automatic Train Operation (ATO) mode testing was done by checking the automatic braking, motoring, coasting, and stopping of the train within the specified speed profile. Train in ATO mode accelerates, decelerates, controls and arranges motoring activities automatically. Testing of accurate stopping at the platforms and automatic opening of correct side train doors and Platform Screen Doors (PSD) were checked during the runs.
Shri P Uday Kumar Reddy, General Manager, Metro Railway has congratulated all the officers and staff of Team Metro and Team KMRCL for this successful completion of the trial run in ATO mode.
Information provided by Mr.Kausik Mitra, Chief Public Relations Officer