Modernisation of traffic control, telecommunications and power supply systems on Lithuanian Railways’ IX D corridor

  • Client Lithuanian Railways
  • Implementation period 2009 – 2012
  • Project location Lithuania
  • Project partners AŽD Praha, Eaton
  • Project task To carry out modernisation of the IX D railway corridor to improve both reliability and safety on this critical part of Lithuania’s rail infrastructure.
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Solutions in this project

  • Microprocessor-based traffic control system
  • Microprocessor-based signalling system at level-crossings
  • Diesel generators and uninterruptable power supply systems
  • 10kV and 0.4kV power supply networks
  • Electric point heating system
  • Relay protection and SCADA system
  • Illumination of level-crossings and platforms
  • Technological loudspeaker communication system
  • Staff warning system
  • Security, fire alarm and gas suppression systems
  • Video surveillance systems at level-crossings
  • Data transmission system

The project included the upgrading of traffic control, power supply and telecommunications systems on a 110 km section of railway.

 As part of this very large and complex project, FIMA and its partners designed and upgraded the signalling, telecommunications and power supply systems at Kaunas station, on the Palemonas–Rokai–Jiesia detour and on the line between Kaunas and Kybartai.

The entire railway line connecting Kaunas, Kybartai and the Lithuanian state border with the Kaliningrad Region of the Russian Federation has been modernised with an up-to-date computerised rail traffic control system which enables the Vilnius Traffic Control centre to control the signalling and power supply equipment at all stations and level-crossings on the line and to control traffic on the line.

While installing the railway traffic control system, specialists from Fima and its partners carried out a number of specific tasks:

  • centralised traffic control from Vilnius Traffic Control Centre was introduced at all the stations and on all parts of the line;
  • centrally-controlled computerised systems with the option of local control were installed at all railway stations;
  • all signalling equipment and related cabling were replaced;
  • new signalling systems were installed at level-crossings;
  • a reliable train positioning system was introduced;
  • staff warning systems were installed in all stations to alert track workers of approaching trains;
  • all of the new signalling and control systems were installed with reliable power supplies etc.

The completed project is unique in terms of its scale and complexity as well as the integrity of engineering operations implemented. The work was carried out by more than 200 professionals who were all experts in their particular fields. The project was implemented without stopping regular rail traffic on this intensive transport corridor.

The project has allowed the line speed to be increased to 160 km/h.

Project facts:

  • 110 km railway line  
  • 8 railway stations
  • 33 automatic control systems at level-crossings
  • 430 traffic lights
  • 20 10kV transformer stations
  • 100 km of 10kV overhead and cable lines
  • 2,000 km of cabling
  • electric heating systems at 200 points
  • Project period: 1,279 days  
  • More than 50 subcontractors managed

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