Strukton Systems has secured a contract from infrastructure manager Prorail to install the ATB Vv train protection system on the Brabant Route from Rotterdam to Venlo and the A2 corridor from Alkmaar to Maastricht in the Netherlands.
The ATB Vv train protection system automatically stops trains reaching a red signal at speeds higher than 40 km/hour and increases the safety level. It also stops trains approaching a red signal at speeds lower than 40 km/hour.
Funding for the launch will be provided by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment.
The existing traditional ATB system is expected to be replaced with the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS). The Brabant route will be installed with ATB Vv as freight trains will frequently be redirected over this route during the construction of a third track between Emmerich and Oberhausen in Germany.
ProRail and Dutch Railways are planning to start a programme enabling high-frequency rail transport with one train every ten minutes between Eindhoven and Amsterdam in 2018.
Image: Patrick Buck and Lex van Seventer signing the contract. Photo: courtesy of Strukton.