WESTINGHOUSE Rail Systems announced the launch of its latest generation of automatic train protection and automatic train operation systems on February 13.

Westran has been developed for use in computer-based train control applications, in particular metros operating high-frequency services. Most of the equipment is carried on the rolling stock, which Westinghouse says will offer operators lower on-going operating costs than comparable track-based systems.

Although developed for use on new build schemes, Westran can also be overlaid onto existing lines as part of refurbishment and upgrading projects to enable a gradual migration to the system.

Westinghouse Rail Systems, UK