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CEFF’s training simulators for operation with ERTMS-ETCS

CEFF’s training simulators for operation with ERTMS-ETCS

The CEFF (Centro Europeo de Formación Ferroviaria) increases its already extensive practical simulation training capacity by incorporating new Simulators for Training Train Drivers in the ERTMS/ETCS system, installed in its headquarters back in June and developed by CITEF. This project positions CEFF as the first private training Centre in Spain to have an ERTMS/ETCS system […]

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Rail training simulator for ALSA drivers

Rail training simulator for ALSA drivers

The Rail Driver Training Simulator developed by CITEF, in line with the Spanish Railway Operation Regulation (RCF), was installed at the ALSA Railway Training Centre in Madrid at the beginning of October. The training system features the Driver Position, which recreates the cockpit of the Stadler Euro 4000 locomotive, and the Instructor Position, from where […]

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Opening of the Madrid Metro centenary exhibition. The Footprints of the Metro

Opening of the Madrid Metro centenary exhibition. The Footprints of the Metro

On Wednesday, 16 October, the Madrid Metro centenary exhibition “The Footprints of the Metro” was opened to the public. In 2018, CITEF (Railway Technology Research Centre) was awarded a Madrid Metro project to conduct a HISTORIOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS AND VIRTUAL RECONSTRUCTION WITH HIGH-IMPACT DIGITAL RECREATION TECHNIQUES. One of the fruits of this project is now being […]

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Dr. Taomei Zhu, extraordinary award. Madrid Technical University doctoral thesis

Dr. Taomei Zhu, extraordinary award. Madrid Technical University doctoral thesis

CITEF’s best assets are its human resources, and a fine example of this is the Doctoral Thesis by Ms. Taomei Zhu “Traffic Conflict Detection and Resolution (CDR) in ERTMS System”, which earned her a Ph.D in Industrial Engineering and which was produced at CITEF under the guidance of José Manuel Mera Sánchez de Pedro. The […]

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Simulation of classic trains for Metro Madrid

Simulation of classic trains for Metro Madrid

CITEF has developed several highly detailed virtual 3D models of Metro Madrid’s classic trains. Each of the models generated is made up of two types of cabs, engine and carriage, and have been modelled externally as well as internally incorporating a large amount of elements that reproduce the trains as they were when they began […]

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Participation in the Crossrail Integration Facility

Participation in the Crossrail Integration Facility

The Crossrail Programme which will deliver the new Elizabeth line, is one of Europe’s biggest infrastructure projects at the present time and will deliver 26 miles of new rail tunnel under London along with ten new stations in Central and Southeast London. The line is due to open in phases from the end of 2018, […]

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Inauguration of CPTM Line 13

Inauguration of CPTM Line 13

On March 30th 2018, CPTM inaugurated Line 13 between Engenheiro Goulart and Guarulhos International Airport. CITEF conducted the simulation environment for Siemens, the firm in charge of signaling this line, that will be used to verify the CCO functionality and to train the line’s traffic control operators. The simulator consists of a line model, incorporating […]

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