A study on establishment of signaling systems to speed up conventional railway

Rag Kyo Jeong, Young Ki Yoon, Baek Hyun Kim

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Studies suggested an increase in the competitiveness and roles of mainline railways like speed and accessibility improvement, as a fundamental direction of the National Transport Network Plan. At this point, topics presented especially for strengthening the role of human and environment centered transportation: as to the greatly improved speed competitiveness, there are an operational speed above 180km/h - 200km/h and traveling within 2 - 3 hours among big cities. As to accessibility improvement, there are accessibility to main railway stations within 30 minutes, and the improvement of accessibility, safety, eco-friendliness, amenity etc. As a part.of these suggestions, field specific plans were proposed for the establishment of expressed mainline railway network in Korea such as train's, civil structures, trolley lines etc. In this paper we analyzed the conventional lines and systems to figure out whether to change details in terms of H/W of signaling system. Additionally, we reviewed the compatibility or difference of signalling system depending on train's speed. With this result, we deduced the number of virtual blocks specific to the speed of 180km/h, 200km/h and 230km/h, which were showed for the speed improvement considering each variable like blocks, braking distance etc. In this way, we suggested the railway signal system establishment plan considering safety operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1715-1720
Number of pages6
JournalTransactions of the Korean Institute of Electrical Engineers
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sept
Externally publishedYes


  • Block
  • Braking
  • Safety
  • Speed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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