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Saturday, October 30 2021 - 01:32
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Shanghai Electric Announces New Metro Train Turnback Time Record Achieved Using THALES SEC Transport's TSTCBTC(R)2.0 Signaling System
SHANGHAI, Oct. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Shanghai Electric (the "Company") (SEHK: 02727, SSE: 601727) announced that the 
record for the turnback time of metro trains has been smashed by the 
TSTCBTC(R)2.0 signaling system in a live demonstration carried out by THALES 
SEC Transport (TST), Shanghai Electric's joint venture with Thales. The new 
record in a verified test was 86 seconds, 26 seconds shorter than the average 
turnback time of trains operating on Shanghai Metro Line 5.

"Though 26 looks like a simple number, it represents a huge technological 
innovation in urban rail transit. The shorter turnback time allows higher 
frequency of train services, shorter headway, as well as increased stability 
and safety, making the overall metro system more energy efficient. It not only 
fulfills the need to increase the operational capacity of urban rail systems 
fueled by ever-growing passenger volumes but also marks a milestone of TST's 
innovation in CBTC signaling," said Liu Huiming, CTO of TST.

A solution tailored to the needs of Chinese markets and users, the 
TST-developed TSTCBTC(R)20 is a disruption-free mobile blocking system with 
high operational efficiency and low cost. It can drastically boost the 
departure density of metro trains and help them operate at the highest speed, 
bringing the efficiency of metro lines to a maximum level. 

As the first signaling system featuring a dual CBTC (Communication Based Train 
Control) architecture with full redundancy ever deployed in China, 
TSTCBTC(R)2.0 inherits the key advantages of the SelTrac(TM) CBTC signal 
system, including true moving block, two-way ATP/ATO and the ability to provide 
flexible operational support, while the high availability and reliability of 
its unique dual CBTC architecture greatly reduces life cycle costs and 
facilitates maintenance.

On top of applying the highest safety standards, TSTCBTC(R)2.0 eliminates the 
need for a traditional backup system, therefore, removing the potential safety 
risks posed by the switchover between the different systems. Certified by 
Bureau Veritas and TUV SUD and China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC), 
the system has also received the China Urban Rail Certification, making it the 
first certified CBTC product in China.

The high stability and efficiency of TSTCBTC(R)2.0 have been tested and proven 
in the operation of Shanghai Metro Line 5. Since it was commissioned as a new 
signalling system for the metro line in 2018, it has helped the trains of 
Shanghai Metro Line 5 achieve Grade-of-Automation 3 (GoA3) with zero 
operational interruption.

Liu Huiming said in the demonstration that the new record means that the CBTC 
signal system and the "resource-centric" RET technology have become two crucial 
breakthrough points when it comes to upgrading and transforming transportation 
capacity.

Building upon the groundbreaking achievements in the development of urban rail 
transport, Shanghai Electric will continue to make audacious moves to explore 
the applications of smart trains as well as the next-gen "resource-centric" 
signal system in an effort to boost the safety and efficiency of urban rail 
transit. Shanghai Electric is committed to becoming a pioneer in China's urban 
rail CBTC signal system, providing world-leading solutions to improve urban 
mobility.

About Shanghai Electric

Shanghai Electric Group Company Limited (SEHK: 2727, SSE: 601727) is 
principally engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of power equipment and 
industrial equipment. It focuses on new energy business, including the 
manufacture and sale of wind turbines and components as well as nuclear power 
equipment; clean energy business, including the manufacture and sale of thermal 
power equipment, power transmission and distribution equipment; industrial 
equipment, including the production and sale of elevators and electric motors; 
and modern service industry, including the contracting of construction of power 
generation plants, power transmission and distribution projects as well as 
other businesses.

Source: Shanghai Electric

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