Technical Visit at the Underground Railway Control Centre in Nuremberg

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

In 2008 the fully automated underground railway system of Nuremberg (called Rubin for "Realisierung einer automatisierten U-Bahn in Nuremberg") is scheduled to start driverless service operation. Unlike similar systems operating in Paris, Vancouver or Singapore, the Nuremberg automated trains will be integrated into the existing conventional underground network.

This requires in particular a complex railtrack observation system, which was especially designed for the diagnosis of threats. The responsibility of the whole public transportation system, including both automated and conventional parts, lies with the Underground Railway Control Centre. These systems are currently under test

An invited talk on this application will be given in the morning. In the afternoon conference attendants will be invited to visit this Underground Railway Control Centre.