"Communication based train control system (CBTC)” technology industrialization"

Train control system is the key technology to ensure train running safety and efficient operation. CBTC is the development trend of train control technology.

In 2004, BJTU led "urban rail transit based on the research and application of CBTC" project, and launched the research and development of communication technologies in CBTC. This project was supported by National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China, Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of People’s Republic of China, China Railway Corporation, etc. It has cooperation with Beijing Rail Transit Construction Management Co., LTD., Beijing Subway Co., LTD., Beijing Infrastructure Investment Co., LTD., etc. BJTU has made significance innovations in the rail traffic signal technologies and completed the fundamental research, experiment, demonstration and industrialization of independent innovation CBTC.

In 2010, China's first complete independent intellectual property CBTC was operated in Beijing Subway Yizhuang Line and Changping Line simultaneously. China is the fourth country (Top 3: Germany, France, Canada) in the world owns the key technologies and techniques of CBTC and has successfully converted technological achievements into productive force. CBTC is the world leading technology in line with the highest international safety class SIL4. In the recent years, the real-world operations prove the CBTC outperforms other train control systems. It has made tremendous contributions in the urban rail transit construction, train running safe and efficient operation. Currently, BJTU is undertaking CBTC projects of Beijing Subway Line 14 and Line 7.