Patna Metro to use Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) system for real time monitoring to prevent accidents and collisions

All Stations and Depot of Patna Metro Rail Project will use the best Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) system for communications.

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  • CBTC is a cutting-edge signalling system that aids in managing train movement on the Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS). In this communications system Information is transmitted wirelessly between trains and the control centre.

CBTC will benefit for the commuters in Patna greatly as it will have:

  • Improved sustainability: CBTC is more energy efficient than traditional manual operation. With automatic speed regulation provided by the system, unnecessary acceleration and braking are not required, which leads to big energy saving. Environmental sustainability will improve with reduced power consumption and there will be less air pollution.
  • Improved Safety: CBTC allows for real-time monitoring and control of train movements, which helps to prevent accidents and collisions. The system also automatically detects and reacts to any abnormalities or malfunctions in the train system, increasing the overall safety of the metro.
  • Increased Capacity and Efficiency: CBTC can increase the frequency and speed of train operations, resulting in faster travel times and more efficient use of the metro system. This allows for more passengers to be transported in a shorter amount of time, reducing crowding and wait times.
  • Reduced Maintenance Costs: CBTC systems can help reduce maintenance costs as the system constantly monitors and alerts the maintenance team to any potential issues or failures. This allows for preventative maintenance, reducing the likelihood of major failures or disruptions in train services.
  • Enhanced Passenger Experience: CBTC allows for smoother and more predictable train operations, which can improve the overall passenger experience. Passengers can rely on a more efficient and punctual service, and the system can also provide real-time information on train schedules and delays.
  • It is to be noted that the CBTC system will reduce waiting period between two trains and also increase passengers commuting capacity. The technology relies on continuous two-way digital communication between each train and the control centre.
  • Each train transmits its location, direction and speed to the control system which makes necessary calculations for safe travel. The implementation of Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) technology in the upcoming Patna Metro project is expected to revolutionise the way passengers travel in the city.

Source: Patna Metro- Press Release | Image Credit: Patna Metro