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171415-01-2024
KOLKATA
AUTOMATIC TRAIN OPERATION SYSTEM INTEGRATED AFC-PC GATES INSTALLED AT ESPLANADE METRO STATION

AMAR KOLKATA METRO
KOLKATA 
PRESS RELEASE

Kolkata, Date:- 12.01.2024

AUTOMATIC TRAIN OPERATION SYSTEM


Kolkata Metro is going to adopt Automatic Train Operation (ATO) System in between Salt Lake Sector V to Sealdah stretch of East-West Metro.   Necessary clearance from Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) has been received for commissioning this system o­n this stretch. East-West Metro Corridor is equipped with Communication Based Train Control System (CBCTC).  This system consists of Automatic Train Protection (ATP), Automatic Train Operation (ATO) and Automatic Train Supervision (ATS) facilities.

ATO consists of two system viz. o­n-board and wayside ATO system. The salient features of ATO System:

(i) It enables automatic braking, motoring, coasting, and stopping of the train within the specified speed profile. 

(ii)When opted for ATO mode, train accelerates, decelerates, controls and arranges motoring activities automatically.

(iii) It ensures accurate stopping at the platforms and automatic opening of correct side train doors and Platform Screen Doors (PSD).  The responsibility of closing of train doors, PSD and starting of the train rests o­n the Motorman. 

(iv)  ATO operations ensure less power consumption and enhanced passengers’ comfort via optimum selection of acceleration and deceleration with controlled characteristics.

In ATO mode, Metro will move from o­ne station to the next station automatically after long press of ‘ATO Departure’ push button by the Motorman.  Train doors and PSD will open automatically after arrival at the next station.  Motorman will press ‘Door Close’ push button of respective side for closing the train doors and PSD before starting the train.


INTEGRATED AFC-PC GATES INSTALLED AT ESPLANADE METRO STATION

You all know that Metro service from Howrah Maidan to Esplanade stretch of East-West Corridor is going to start very soon. Soon passengers will enjoy under the River Metro Journey for the first time in India.  Esplanade is going to be the interchanging station of North-South and East-West Metro.  In order to ensure seamless movements of passengers from East-West Corridor to North-south Corridor and vice versa, elaborate arrangements are being made at Esplanade station, o­ne of the oldest Metro stations of the country.  Passengers will be able to travel with a single token or Smart Card   in both of these Corridors seamlessly. They won’t have to purchase separate Smart Cards or tokens for this.

7 new AFC-PC gates have been installed at Esplanade Metro station for the benefit of the Metro users. These bi-directional gates have already been operational and these will enable commuters to entry/exit smoothly into/from the paid area of Esplanade Metro station premises.

These modern gates can handle 45 passengers per minute. Passengers after getting down at Esplanade Metro station will be able to punch their Metro Tokens or Smart Cards at these gates.  At Esplanade Metro station, there will be 25 AFC-PC gates, out of which 11 such gates will serve the passengers of both North-South and East-West Metro Corridors.


Kausik Mitra
Chief Public Relations Officer


 




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