Communications-based Train Control (CBTC)

With Trainguard, Siemens has created a modular system for conventional train control that can be deployed universally. The most important safety-relevant and operational functions relate to optimized headway times, punctuality and reliable track-to-train transmission.

Trainguard MT – automatic train control system

The modular train control system Trainguard MT provides the signaling basis for attractive, reliable, and efficient mass-transit systems. The radio-based system allows a choice between fixed or moving block operation and achieves headways of 90 seconds. Trainguard MT includes functions for monitoring, implementation, and control of the entire operating sequence. It can be implemented in different degrees of automation, e.g., semiautomatic operation, operation under driver control, and driverless operation.

Trainguard MT is based on reliable Simis computers and tried-and-tested automatic train control solutions such as Trainguard LZB 700 M and Meteor, which demonstrate Siemens’ expertise in the field of radio-based train control. Thanks to standardized interfaces, Trainguard MT is compatible with various different operation control systems, interlocking designs, and track-vacancy detection systems.