Conceptual design for the automation of the second metro line in Yekaterinburg, Russia.



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Between 2012 and 2013, TMB undertook the conceptual design for line 2 of the Yekaterinburg metro together with the local institute Uralgiprotrans. The work included, among other things:

  • Defining operational organisation
  • Defining the high-level functional requirements for the line automation systems, such as the relationship between the various technical subsystems that are part of Line 2 (including the rolling stock and Control Centre)
  • Developing a preliminary proposal for the track system of the line
  • Studying the automation of Line 2 from the standpoint of cost efficiency compared to a traditional metro line
  • Assessing the impact of automation on repair and maintenance management
  • Developing general criteria that apply to emergency situations in a number of areas affected by line automation, such as station evacuation in case of fire, station ventilation, and tunnel evacuation.

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