Train speed control in moving-block railway systems: An online adaptive pd controller design

Durmus M. S., Ucak K., Oke G., Söylemez M. T.

1st IFAC Workshop on Advances in Control and Automation Theory for Transportation Applications, ACATTA 2013, İstanbul, Turkey, 16 - 17 September 2013, vol.1, pp.7-12 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • Doi Number: 10.3182/20130916-2-tr-4042.00022
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.7-12
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Since the overall capacity of railway lines are not used effectively in fixed-block railway systems, moving-block railway systems are introduced to increase the transport capacity and to reduce the headway times. CBTC (Communication Based Train Control) systems and ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System) application level 3 are regarded as examples of moving-block systems. In this study, the concept of moving-block system is explained and an adaptive PD control technique based on Online Least Square Support Vector Regression is used for train speed control. © IFAC.