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8/24/2007    Training

Rail News: Mechanical

Corys T.E.S.S. to supply simulators to Chicago Transit Authority

Bombardier Transportation recently contracted Corys T.E.S.S. Inc. to supply a full-motion replica simulator, eight desktop simulators and a suite of computer-based training applications for 406 1000 Series passenger cars Bombardier is building for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).

The tools are designed to help CTA meet the following training objectives:

• Preparing a train for service;
• Laying a train up;
• General development of train handling skills;
• Train operation under normal service conditions, while adhering to rules, signals, timetable and efficiency objectives;
• Training of accurate station stops;
• Supervision and operations for passenger boarding/deboarding, including door operation;
• Route familiarization;
• Train-failure response and efficient troubleshooting capabilities; and
• Critical situation, emergency and “abnormal situations” response.

Previously, Corys T.E.S.S. received train simulator contracts from BNSF Railway Co., Union Pacific Railroad, Amtrak and the U.S. Army.

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