IVU systems for the new driverless metro in Brescia
In response to the increasing congestion of its road traffic and the shortcomings in the existing bus network, the north Italian city of Brescia is introducing a new underground rail system. The first 18 trains, running at 3-minute intervals, will be able to transport up to 8,500 passengers per hour, and the operations will be planned and controlled by systems of the IVU.suite. The short headways on a rail network of some 13 kilometres in length and the short distances between the 17 stations are intended to persuade as many car users as possible to switch to public transport. The special feature of the new metro system is that all the trains will be driverless.
IVU has already demonstrated its expertise in this demanding form of vehicle management in Copenhagen, which also has a driverless metro in operation. Safety is, of course, the highest priority, in particular when planning the deployment of the vehicles. Therefore the IVU.plan planning system integrates all the relevant operational regulations, and careful attention is paid to full compliance. Naturally, a driverless metro service still requires some personnel, and the duty rosters for staff on the trains and at the stations are also planned and optimised with the IVU system. In this way, the vehicle schedules and the duty rosters for personnel can be closely integrated, ensuring efficient operations.
The go-ahead was given last October for the installation of the systems, which are due to go into operation during the course of this year. “We are delighted to have achieved another success in Italy,” comments Dr Mario Stefani, head of IVU Italia.
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