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CTCS—Chinese Train Control System


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B. Ning, T. Tang, K. Qiu, C. Gao & Q. Wang


There are very similar features between Chinese Railways and European Railways in terms of train operation mode and train control. ETCS (European Train Control System), supported by the European Union and the European Industrials, has been finalized as the technical standard of train control systems in Europe after more than ten years effort. There is more than 71,500 kilometers of railway operation line in China, which includes conventional lines with a speed of 120 kilometers per hour, a dedicated passenger line with a speed of 250 kilometers per hour and the speed-raising lines with a speed of 160 kilometers per hour. A high speed line from Beijing to Shanghai with a speed of more than 300 kilometers per hour will be constructed in the next few years. Due to historical and technic