RFI (Rete Ferroviaria Italiana) is the Italian railway infrastructure manager. Within the improvements programme for the next years, one of the main projects is about installing the Alstom Smartlock 400 GP remote controlled computer-based interlocking signalling system in the Rome junction. The previous electromechanical system will be replaced.
Alstom Smartlock 400 GP belongs to the latest generation in computer-based interlocking systems for station and line control. The use of a CBI (Computer Based Interlocking) reduces operating costs through the full automation of route settings and direct links to station services such as passenger information systems. The fully integrated train detection system, direct interface with point machines and signals and remote diagnostics help to reduce maintenance costs.
David Cannafoglia, Managing Director of Alstom Bologna said: “The collaboration with RFI to obtain the authorisation of the National Railway Safety Agency was a determining factor in ensuring the success of this project, which involved the implementation of a new product” .
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