Newly installed AVV train autopilot will increase safeguarding of railway lines and punctuality of trains
Prague, 23 December 2015 – The Railway Infrastructure Administration implemented two projects for installing the line part of the Automatic Train Operation System (AVV). Its main asset is increasing operation safety, decreasing electrical power costs and ensuring a better observance of the timetable.
AVV is the system’s superstructure part designed for automatic control of tractive and driving vehicles on the railway network owned by the Czech Republic, designated as CRV&AVV (Central Vehicle Regulator and Automatic Train Operation). AVV contains a regulator of target braking and a regulator of running time. The task of this equipment (in cooperation with CRV) is ensuring automatic train control.
During construction, installation of directed track magnetic information points (MIB) was being dealt with as they allow the AVV system to determine the immediate position and direction of a train on the line at the moment of passing this point. The Railway Infrastructure Administration network was completed by more than 300 new information points covering more than 200 km of line sections. At the same time, the network of already built parts was strengthened and trains can ride automatically on other adjoining sections which brings more savings in fuel and traction power.
Total costs of the construction designated as Installation of the AVV line part – TEN-T railway network amount up to 168,936,566 CZK (VAT excluded). The project was co-financed by the European Union from its Cohesion Fund under the Operational Programme Transport up to an amount of 130,625,316 CZK. The construction supplier was the company AŽD Praha s.r.o.
Total costs of the construction designated as Installation of the AVV line part – outside the TEN-T railway network amount up to 26,615,175 CZK (VAT excluded). The project was co-financed by the European Union from its Cohesion Fund under the Operational Programme Transport up to an amount of 19,868,646 CZK. The construction supplier was the company STARMON s.r.o.
The investor of both constructions was the Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organisation. National financing of the projects was assured by the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure.
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