Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) systems are typically implemented on metro lines with high throughput: operation of level crossings under CBTC are generally undesirable as it impacts headway and operational performance. Currently level crossing control under CBTC is not a ‘standard’ feature, and little data on operational or trial installations is available.
Under CBTC the need remains to provide a timely warning on approach to pedestrian- and level-crossings and to provide safe train movements through crossings. Successful integration of actively controlled level crossings with CBTC systems provides an opportunity for the optimisation of train operational performance and road vehicle delay, while achieving suitable levels of safety performance.
This presentation explores potential CBTC level crossing design principles and how these may affect safety and operational performance.
About the Speaker:
Steven Gibson, Principal Safety Engineer, RGB Assurance Pty Ltd
Steven is a degree-qualified engineer with more than fifteen years’ experience as a practitioner specialising in providing safety engineering, risk management and technical assurance services to a range of industries including rail, mining, oil and gas, maritime, and defence.
Steven joined RGB Assurance in February 2016 and is currently the RAM and Systems Advisor for the Western Australia Public Transport Authority’s Automatic Train Control Project.
Registration Opens: 12.00pm
Presentation Starts: 12.30pm
Presentation Ends: 1.30pm
Networking Ends: 1.30pm