On June 19th 2021, CHN ENERGY Shuohuang Heavy Haul Railway declares its successful signaling upgrade with CBTC moving block, which marks the very first time CBTC moving block adopted in heavy haul railway. TRAFFIC CONTROL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. (short as TCT), as the main technology developer and integrator, not only transforms CBTC moving block technology to serve heavy haul railway, but also integrates TD-LTE wireless communication and BeiDou Navigation Satellite System to the train re-positioning function of the signaling system .
According to official report, the signaling upgrade with CBTC moving block improves the operation efficiency significantly. The average departure interval decreases 34% from 11 minutes to 7.3 minutes, which will add 40 million tons to the annual transportation volume of the whole line. In the meantime, the application of CBTC lowers maintenance cost by approximately 20% and reduces the work intensity of operation and maintenance personnel.