August 05, 2020, Valencia |
FGV “Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Valencia” has awarded the design, manufacture, installation, testing and commissioning of the Signalling, telecommunication and train protection systems of the new Line 10, as well as the rest of the existing lines of Metrovalencia to the consortium formed by the companies “Enclavamientos y Señalización Ferroviaria ENYSE SAU” and “Electrosistemas Bach SA”, for an amount of 18.6 million euros, VAT included.
With the execution of this project, both Line 10 and the existing lines 4, 6 and 8 will have the same communication and Signalling systems, which will facilitate the future integration of this new line into the existing network. Line 10 combines underground and surface sections, with a route of 5.3 kilometres, 8 stations and a depot.
The solution proposed by ENYSE-ELECTRANS offers FGV significant advantages in terms of the capabilities of the SAE and ATP system design, their integration, a migration plan for the existing lines that ensures the success of the plan of implementation and a strong commitment to introduce BIM technology as part of the development of the Project. Metrovalencia network will be equipped with a Centralized Traffic Control system using ENYSIC technology, controlling 26 km of network with 51 stations, 44 trains and 2 depots.
A few highlights of the project are summarized below.
• Integrated Signalling system for the tramway operation of the new Line 10 and the existing lines 4, 6 and 8.
• Direct remote control of the interlockings through the SIGMA railway graphic application.
• SAE-CT, a new Exploitation Aid System “SAE”, which is compatible with the existing SAE system, which greatly facilitates implementation.
• Possibility of integrating the traffic-light-priority data of the existing traffic system in the city of Valencia into the new SAE-CT.
• Evolution capabilities of the SAE-CT system, such as Driver Card Reader or 5G-Scalable Communications Router.
• Integrated on-board interface for the ATP/SAE system, taking advantage of the available space on the driving desk, with no need for the installation of additional consoles.
• Unique capture equipment for the ATP/SAE system, requiring just one antenna/sensor at each end of the tram, thus reducing the work to be carried out on the rolling stock.
• Tram detection system using balises and integrated with the ATP for the tram area, avoiding the installation of classic tram detection systems with track circuits or axle counters – no need to cut the tramway rail or attach any elements to it.
• Repositioning of the tram through an integrated balise-based ATP/SAE solution.
• Installation of a single type of balise on the track for the ATP and SAE systems, which facilitates the maintenance works and increases the number of points for updating the position of the SAE system.
• Implementation of the BIM methodology on the development of the project.
• Implementation of Virtual Reality VR in the BIM methodology. VR will be used for the generation of virtual scenarios that allow FGV technicians to manage the maintenance of the facilities and tram control since there will be realistic three-dimensional systems for the control centres instead of the current linear 2D systems.
The foreseen execution period of the contract will be 22 months.