India has one of the world’s largest railway networks with over seven thousand stations. To ensure safety and better coordination of train movements, the stations are being upgraded with world class signaling technology.
Recently, TVM Signalling and Transportation Systems Private Limited (TSTS), a subsidiary company of Kyosan, Japan inaugurated K5BMC (Kyosan) Electronic interlocking System at railway station in Andhra Pradesh.
Kyosan’s interlocking system is based on proven EI system K5BMC from Kyosan Electric Manufacturing Company, Japan. Its I/O controller can be used as object controller and hence, thus minimizing use of copper cables. The electronic interlocking system has reduced complexity of the system and brought in cost effectiveness and components’ reuse.
The technology will enhance the efficiency of trains and minimize accidents, will help improve the railway services and enhance safety of passengers.