SIGNAL+DRAHT | Ausgabe 01-02/2020

Safety qualification tests and ETCS approval on the Wuppertal “Schwebebahn”

Februar 2020 | Christian Kindinger, Hans Kron

56 years after the “New Signalling on the Wuppertal Schwebebahn” article appeared in Signal+Draht [2] and 118 years after the deployment of the first German automatic block installation on the Schwebebahn, the third signalling upgrade has taken place, this time at ETCS Level 2+ with positive train detection. The special challenges involved the adaptions specific to local public transport, the interaction between the system validation according to EN 50129 and the site acceptance tests according to TRStrab SIG ZA and the safety qualification tests according to EN 50129 with a minimal disruption of services...