CITYFLO solutions offer the full range of automatic train control (ATC) technologies and operating modes for all urban operations. From trams to light rail vehicles, monorails and high-capacity metros, CITYFLO delivers the highest levels of safety while meeting operator demand for flexible, high-performance and cost-effective solutions.
Improved operational performance is achieved through varying levels of automated functionality:
Key benefits include:
With projects around the world, Bombardier Rail Control Solutions has a wealth of experience in delivering high-tech systems in challenging environments and with minimal impact on ongoing operations.
The CITYFLO 150 mass transit rail control solution provides modular rail control technology for light rail and tram-based systems, typically manually operated. The solution supports on-street and segregated driving, and integrates signalling and auxiliary systems.
The CITYFLO 150 solution provides consistent performance in city and commuter rail systems where, speciﬁcally with respect to light rail operations, superior service is achieved through traffic prioritization, system regulation, point calling and passenger information.
Suitable for tram-based systems where manual train operation is typical, the driver operates the train/tram using wayside signals with the option on segregated sections of using a simple ATP system to safeguard train operation.
Applying its global experience, Bombardier Transportation has developed a standard off-the-shelf solution to meet today’s light rail requirements.
Bombardier Transportation has delivered an CITYFLO 150 solution for Palermo Tram LRT.
Bombardier is delivering its CITYFLO 150 rail control solutions for tram networks was chosen for the Utrecht network.
The Bombardier CITYFLO 150 rail control solution is operational on the Gdansk, Lodz, Silesia, Katowice and Poznan Tram networks.
CITYFLO 250 is a balise-based system with onboard automatic train protection (ATP) displayed in the driver's cab. CITYFLO 250 is designed primarily for light rapid transit (LRT) or metro applications running on segregated or non-segregated tracks.
The EBI Lock computer-based interlocking (CBI) system detects trains through the track circuits, controls the EBI Switch point machines, the EBI Light signals and any EBI Gate level crossings within the solution. The interlocking also gives movement authorities to the onboard ATP. EBI Cab onboard equipment ensures that the train does not exceed permitted speeds or pass beyond the end of a movement authority. This enables onboard ATP to use distance-to-go supervision of the train’s movements.
Compared with a speed code system, EBI Cab onboard distance-to-go supervision provides higher traffic capacity and increased passenger comfort. This is due to shorter headways between trains, faster approach to line terminals and a smooth braking curve that is either on or stop. All indications to the driver are given via the in-cab display.
The CITYFLO 250 system uses the EBI Screen control room which gives the metro operator total overview and control of the traffic and the transit system.
Bombardier Transportation delivered the full turnkey project for Metro do Porto, for its CITYFLO 250 rail control solution.
Bombardier Transportation designed, manufactured, tested and delivered a complete CITYFLO 250 solution for Line 3 of the LRT in Manila.
The CITYFLO 350 solution is a system with onboard automatic train protection (ATP) and automatic driving through an automatic train operation (ATO) with the ATP information and ATO status displayed in the driver's cab. The track-to-train communication is achieved via audio frequency track circuits. The system is designed primarily for metro applications where only limited action is required from the train driver, such as opening and closing doors, and is used for trains running on segregated tracks.
The CITYFLO 350 solution uses EBI Lock computer-based interlocking which detects trains through the track circuits and controls the EBI Switch point machines and any EBI Light signals within the system. EBI Track allows speed values, distances, gradients and other information to be transmitted. This enables onboard ATP to use distance-to-go supervision of train movements. The ATP also ensures that the train does not exceed permitted speeds nor pass beyond the end of a movement authority.
The EBI Drive ATO system, part of the onboard equipment sub-system, fully exploits the capacity of the metro system as the train travels between two stations at a safe distance from other trains. The driver’s actions can be limited to opening and closing the doors of the train.
The CITYFLO 350 solution uses the EBI Screen traffic-management system, providing the decision-makers responsible for traffic administration with immediate access to up-to-date information.
Bombardier Transportation has provided its CITYFLO 350 rail control solution for Barcelona Metro Lines 1 and 3.
Bombardier has been a signalling partner to Metro Bilbao for over 25 years, with its CITYFLO 350 solution.
Bombardier won the contract for the in-house design, installation and commissioning of a CITYFLO 350 solution for Line 2.
Bombardier Transportation's CITYFLO 350 rail control is operating on Lines 5 and 6 of Delhi Metro.
CITYFLO 450 is a communication-based train control (CBTC) virtual block system designed for metros with drivers. The system is used for virtual block semi-automatic running of trains (STO) on segregated tracks and has the potential for upgrading to a driverless system.
Inexpensive to install, the CITYFLO 450 solution eliminates wayside equipment due to its simple, reliable, contactless train-to-wayside communications system, permitting shorter and more consistent headways. The CITYFLO 450 system is based on the successful CITYFLO 350 platform. The EBI Cab onboard ATP ensures that the train does not exceed permitted speeds or pass beyond the end of a movement authority.
The EBI Drive Semi-automatic Train Operation (ATO) system, which is part of the EBI Cab onboard equipment, fully optimizes the capacity of the system as the train proceeds along the line at a safe distance from other trains. The ATO ensures smooth braking and acceleration, resulting in energy savings and less wear and tear. The ATO system provides precision stopping at platforms with high accuracy and automatic door operation. In semi-automatic mode, an operator may initiate station departures and close doors. CITYFLO 450 uses the EBI Screen control room to give the metro operator total overview and control of the traffic.
Since train-to-wayside communication (TWC) is provided via two-way radio, the CITYFLO 450 system can be used as an overlay radio-based train control system to upgrade existing ﬁxed-block systems.
The CITYFLO 550 solution is a track circuit-based system for driverless (DTO) or unattended (UTO) train operations, designed for automated people movers (APM) and automatic operation for mass transit systems. CITYFLO 550 is one of the most proven and widely used microprocessor-based interlocking systems on the market. The system is used for the automatic running of trains on segregated tracks.
CITYFLO 550 is a dual-channel, cross-checked, solid-state interlocking computer system. The operationally redundant conﬁguration performs vital route interlocking functions including the crucial control of track switches and the assurance of safe train separation through speed-command generation.
The CITYFLO 550 system is in service at around 30 mass transit and people mover systems worldwide including the world‘s ﬁrst automated train control at Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART) in San Francisco, and the people-mover system at the airport in Atlanta, Georgia, which carries more than 85 million passengers every year.
The Singapore 801 Line contract was awarded to Bombardier Transportation, representing the first urban application of CITYFLO 550.
Since 1994, Bombardier Transportation has provided full operations and maintenance services for the 3.8-kilometre dual-lane system, including the 18-vehicle fleet.
Bombardier supplied a CITYFLO 550 solution for the George Bush International Airport expansion.
Entering revenue service in June 2003, the BART extension project utilised CITYFLO 550 to connect the BART system and San Francisco Airport.
The CITYFLO 650 solution covers the full range of operating modes up to driverless (DTO) or unattended (UTO) and is designed for moving block advanced metro operations and automated people movers (APM). Track-to-train communication is achieved via state-of-the-art wireless technology to provide bi-directional communication. With its pioneering advances in communications-based train control (CBTC) solutions, Bombardier supports system optimization and upgrade, provides a new dimension in overlay capability and tackles the capacity challenge. The CITYFLO 650 system is operational or in delivery on 40 lines worldwide.
CITYFLO 650 permits shorter, more consistent headways due to its simple, reliable contactless TWC systems. Additionally, CITYFLO 650 meets the following industry standards: designed and certiﬁed to CENELEC speciﬁc, non-IEC electrical standards: EN 50121, 50155, EN 50128 and other relevant EN standards; and compliant with IEEE 1474 CBTC standards.
The ATO system fully exploits the potential capacity of the system as the train travels at a safe distance from other trains. It reduces energy consumption and wear on the track and vehicles. The ATO system provides precision stopping at platforms, automatic door operation and automatic turnback at terminals.
CITYFLO 650’s driverless moving block technology provides ﬂexible headways as standard with the capability to change headways dynamically. System updates can be easily managed and safely distributed remotely to trains anywhere in the CBTC network, critical for update of large ﬂeets. The solution offers tailored after-sales support and training. Modiﬁcations such as system expansion or track alterations are easily incorporated.
The CITYFLO 650 solution is cost-effective to install and eliminates wayside equipment due to its simple, reliable and contactless TWC systems.
The INNOVIA APM 200 automated people mover system, with CITYFLO 650 rail control, at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, supplied by Bombardier Transportation, opened in May 2005. When it opened, the ‘Skylink’ was the largest airport people mover system in the world.
Shenzhen Metro Line 3 Phase One, equipped with CITYFLO 650 rail control, was delivered in only 22 months to start service in 2011.
Bombardier is delivering its automated CITYFLO 650 rail control technology for Delhi Metro Line 7; phase one entered service in March 2018.
Bombardier's CITYFLO 650 CBTC solution has increased capacity on Metro Madrid Lines 1 and 6 by 30% since implementation.
Our second signalling contract with São Paulo Metro.
Bombardier Transportation is delivering its game-changing fully automated INNOVIA Monorail 300 system, equipped with CITYFLO 650 rail control, for the new King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Bombardier is delivering its driverless CITYFLO 650 solution for the Istanbul Metro.
Bombardier's CITYFLO 650 solution is operating on the automated Line 1 of the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit network and in delivery for Line 2.
Bombardier Transportation delivered an INNOVIA APM 300 automated people mover system,with CITYFLO 650 rail control, to Munich Airport.
Bombardier Transportation delivered the INNOVIA APM 200 automated people mover system, with CITYFLO 650 rail control, at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in 2013.
Bombardier designed and supplied the electrical and mechanical systems for the Neihu Line – an extension of the existing Taipei Metro Line 1.
The CITYFLO comprehensive portfolio of solutions covers the full range of basic to complex possibilities – providing scalability as networks expand using open standard products and constantly providing the highest safety standards.
The EBI Screen control room is a traffic management system for efficient and economic management of mass transit networks. The system is ﬂexible with an open interface to peripherals such as passenger information, ticketing machines, power supplies and SCADA giving the operator total management of the traffic.
The EBI Lock CBI system ensures maximum availability and safety by using redundant interlocking computers. The interlocking system is of a modular design for high ﬂexibility, and is easy to adapt to different signalling principles. The interlocking system is equipped with an advanced function for diagnostics and self-tests, meaning a fault can be quickly discovered and identiﬁed. Diagnostics information is sent to traffic management service personnel via a PC-based terminal.
The EBI Com Radio Block Centre (RBC) converts train positions sent by radio into positions of the trains on a track plan that is then presented to the interlocking system. Information about train routes is then sent to the EBI Com RBC, converted into movement authorities and sent out to the individual trains.
The EBI Cab onboard equipment ensures that train movements are carried out safely in accordance with the movement authorities. The train speed is continuously monitored by the system and if necessary, the EBI Cab system initiates braking to keep the train at a safe speed.
ATP utilizes EBI Link balises that provide either ﬁxed or variable data from track to train. The balise is activated by an antenna mounted under a passing train, avoiding the need for a dedicated power supply. Only the controlled balises (with variable data) need a cable connection to a control unit.
The Bombardier range of EBI Track train detection equipment consists of jointless and coded jointless track circuits and axle counters.
Bombardier Transportation has a complete range of EBI Switch point machines that include sleeper-integrated point machines, conventional end-of-sleeper machines, and machines mounted in a recess between the rails providing the ﬂush ﬁnish required in a street-type environment.
The EBI Light range of optical signals includes colour light multi-aspect, ﬁbre-optic searchlight, ﬁbre-optic alphanumeric and tunnel signals.
Bombardier EBI Gate level crossings are used for tram and light rail applications.
The EBI Tool MDC system is used to support CITYFLO combining information about corrective, preventative and predictive maintenance, alongside historical data and trends, to enhance the overall system and its capacity. EBI Tool MDC is also ideal for reconﬁguring existing interlocking systems when the system is upgraded or extended.
With sites in over 27 countries, Bombardier Rail Control Solutions has a wealth of experience in delivering high-tech signalling systems in challenging environments. Our wide-ranging customer references have enabled us to use this expertise to deliver projects with minimum impact to ongoing operations and customize our solutions according to customer requirements.