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Ansaldo STS USA: Vital Positive Train Control (VPTC) System

Ansaldo STS USA

The company says its Vital Positive Train Control (VPTC) System improves safety and efficiency in signaled or dark territory, and including integration with signaling equipment. VPTC reduces workload through electronic delivery of information, the company says, adding that the VPTC block configuration may additionally increase capacity and improve asset utilization. VPTC uses automatic train protection and train braking algorithms to enforce authority limits, civil speeds and speed restrictions. VPTC protects maintenance personnel by preventing trains from entering work zones without authorization. The VPTC system is 49CFR236-H compliant. The VPTC system may optionally include the ART or OTP planner products with electronic movement authority transmission.