Rail solutions provider Hitachi Rail has received an order worth approximately $200 million for the Chennai Metro Rail project in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The contract will cover the testing and commissioning of the signaling, train control and video surveillance systems. The contract is financed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Railway Supply magazine reports, citing Railway Technology.

Chennai metro

To support driverless services, the project will use a communications-based train control (CBTC) system integrated with automatic train control (ATO). To continuously calculate the optimal speed, the CBTC system will automatically control the traction and braking of the train. In addition, the technology will allow trains to move at intervals of up to 90 seconds. Using ATO technology, Phase II trains can start and move at optimal speeds and brake automatically. ATO technology will also be used by the system for door control, as well as passenger information and display systems.

Phase 2 of the Chennai Metro, running underground for about 42 km, will cover 119 km.

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