VECTUS vehicles are equipped with high tech communications equipment which manages, at various levels, the safety and security of passengers.
The heart of the VECTUS system control network is a Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) signalling system. This is state-of-the art in automatic train control technology, used in many mass transit rail systems around the world, that makes use of the telecommunications between the train and track equipment for the management of traffic and infrastructure. By means of the CBTC systems, the exact position of a train is known more accurately than with traditional signalling systems. This results in a more efficient and safe way to manage the railway traffic.
CCTV is provided in every vehicle together with a video link to the control centre. The operator can select which vehicle is to be monitored at any one time. There is also a ‘talk-back’ unit which the passenger can use to contact the control centre, for both emergency situations and routine matters. These units are also available at every station with monitoring of the platforms and track available as required.