BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION WILL COOPERATE WITH METRO DE MADRID TO IMPROVE THE TRANSIT AND DECREASE THE WAITING TIME IN LINES 1 AND 6 OF THE UNDERGROUND.
The vehicles that drive around those lines have, since 2011, Bombardier´s CBTC control systems (Communications Based Train Control).
The improvements will focus on the optimization of the CBTC systems, that allow a high degree of automatization in the operation, a raise of the security measures, and to increase the performance and frequency of the trains, reducing the time interval between them.
In order to achieve this project, the tasks will start with the analysis of data compiled since the implementation of the system, which will allow running preliminary simulations in which base the new software, necessary to modify the lines transit. Once they achieve the security requirements, they will proceed to install the new versions of the map in the RATC (Region Automatic Train Control) line equipment, and in the VATC (Vehicle Automatic Train Control) of the vehicles (2000 series on Line 1 and 5000 and 8000 series on Line 6). Bombardier will also monitor the behavior of the new version of the software.
The Center of Excellence in San Sebastián de los Reyes will be in charge of the operation. Specialized in railway signaling and control systems, they develope high-end solutions on a global scale. The professionals of this center had participated in ambitious projects, such as the international supply of the edgy control system Bombardier CITYFLO 650, that operate in lines 1 and 6 of Madrid´s Metro, São Paulo´s Metro Line 5 or Istambul´s Metro Line M5