Kolkata Metro Breaks New Ground with Successful Trial Runs of Automatic Train Operation System on Green Line

In a major leap towards development, Metro Railway (Kolkata) successfully conducted trial runs with Automatic Train Operation (ATO) system between Salt Lake Sector V to the Sealdah stretch of Green Line.

More Details:

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 travelled 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.

Brief Information:

  • The East-West Metro Corridor is equipped with the 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.

Source: Kolkata Metro- Press Release | Images Credit: Kolkata Metro