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ETCS Level 2 Signaling on LTE Network successfully tested on RRTS

Shri Vinay Kumar Singh, MD, NCRTC, on-board RRTS trainset along with all the Directors and other senior officials of NCRTC,

Shri Vinay Kumar Singh, MD, NCRTC, on-board RRTS trainset along with all the Directors and other senior officials of NCRTC, recently initiated the first dynamic test run of the RRTS trainset with the European Train Control System (ETCS) level 2 signalling over LTE communication network, on the test tracks in Duhai Depot. The test run was successful and the Signalling system and the RRTS trainset operated with each other as per the technical expectations.

While congratulating the team NCRTC and engineers of Alstom and Nokia, Shri Singh said “This is for the first time in the world that a combination of the latest ETCS Level 2, having Automatic Train Operation (ATO) over Long-Term Evolution (LTE) radio is being deployed. I am happy that despite this technological challenge and serious supply-chain constraints posed by the pandemic, NCRTC successfully procured the ETCS Level 2 Signalling system under Make in India guidelines and implemented it within the stipulated timelines.” He also said that “this step will be instrumental to create indigenous capacity for similar systems in the country.”

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