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Railway vehicle including a head-up display

. . A railway vehicle includes a driving cab that has a head-up display. The display includes a projector capable of projecting images, a combiner able to display the images projected by the projector, and a displacement system for the combiner and the projector. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

Vibration monitoring system and method

A method detects the presence of a vehicle on a railway track using a sensing processor monitoring a sensing system for detecting vibration into ground installed along the railway track. The sensing system includes a detection module for detecting a vehicle on the railway track. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

Method and system for timetable optimization utilizing energy consumption factors

Systems and methods for synchronizing two or more vehicles operating on an electric transportation line to optimize energy consumption. A controller is provided having a computer memory component storing a set of computer-executable instructions, a list of braking intervals, and a list of acceleration intervals for the vehicles. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

Assembly consisting of an electric vehicle and a system for stationary charging by conduction; associated system, facility, vehicle and method

An assembly made up of a recharging system including a power supply contact on the ground, and a switching device, to bring the power supply contact to a supply voltage delivered by a source to which the recharging system is connected, and a vehicle including a contact shoe electrically connected to onboard energy storage means, the contact shoe being placed below the vehicle and movable between a high position and a low position, the vehicle including a control device able to command the movement of the contact shoe from the high position to the low position so that it is placed in contact with the power supply contact, only when the vehicle is stopped in said predetermined position allowing the capture of energy from the recharging system, in which the footprint of the vehicle covers the power supply contact.. . ... Alstom Transport Technologies

Railway vehicle body structure and manufacturing process thereof

Disclosed is a body structure for a rail vehicle, wherein the body structure includes: a frame, which includes at least one support element made at least predominantly of steel alloy; and at least one equipment element made predominantly of aluminum alloy, and including at least one first plate having at least one longitudinal edge and a first surface delimited by the longitudinal edge. The body structure is wherein it further includes at least one longitudinal batten of steel alloy, which is integral with the support element, wherein the longitudinal batten is fixed flat to the first face by way of friction melt bonding.. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

Stationary automated signaling equipment inspection system using lidar

. . An automated signaling equipment inspection system is provided. The system includes signaling equipment, a lidar imaging device permanently installed close to the signaling equipment at a position and with an orientation allowing complete imaging of the orientation and configuration in space of the signaling equipment and of any potential movement of the signaling equipment during its operation, an image data processing device for detecting a non-conformity of the signaling equipment, and a reference image database storing reference image data of the signaling equipment. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

Wayside communication system using power grid lines

A wayside communication system for transmitting coded current signals through running rails of a railroad track between wayside control devices. A power line common to the wayside control devices is used as the return path for the current signals. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

Washing equipment for a vehicle

Washing equipment for a vehicle includes at least one gantry defining a track for the vehicle, at least one nozzle supported by the gantry and intended to spray a cleaning liquid on the vehicle, and a helical profile that creates a helical rotational movement of the cleaning liquid relative to the gantry. The helical profile is suitable for ensuring the rotation of the cleaning liquid around the axis of the stream of cleaning liquid leaving the nozzle.. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

Vehicle comprising an electricity supply system

The invention concerns a vehicle comprising an electricity production unit configured for generating an electrical current, a transformer unit and a fuel storage unit, the production unit comprising at least two fuel cell stacks and a single first electrical connection interface for transmitting the electrical current to the transformer unit. The production unit further comprises a single cooling circuit, an air supply circuit and a single gaseous hydrogen supply circuit for supplying gaseous hydrogen, from the fuel storage unit, to each fuel cell stack. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

Controlling method of a transistor of type igbt and associated controlling device

This method for controlling an igbt-type transistor includes a phase for switching the transistor between an on state and an off state. Said phase comprises generating a setpoint current whereof the intensity on the gate of the transistor assumes different setpoint values. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

Method and apparatus for switching device

A method and apparatus for switching device, wherein the apparatus includes a clamp block (44) configured for attachment to a rail end point (12,14), the clamp block (44) including a housing (64) having a slot (66) formed therein, and a clip (42) configured to be received in the slot (66). The clip (42) disengageable from the slot (66) upon application of a generally lateral trailing force to the rail end point (12,14) in excess of a threshold value.. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

Trackside controller of at least one piece of trackside equipment of a railway network and related railway system

This trackside controller for at least one piece of trackside equipment of a railway network, comprising a processor, a memory unit associated with the processor, and at least one communication port configured to be directly connected to the piece of trackside equipment. The memory unit comprises an area dedicated to storing a logic object representative of said at least one piece of trackside equipment, the logic object being executable by the processor and comprising a plurality of logic rules defining the operation of said at least one piece of trackside equipment.. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

Route warrant method

A method for determining a route warranty for one or more vehicle systems includes determining plural different paths for a trip of a first vehicle system from an origin location to a destination location in a transportation network formed from paths interconnected with each other at nodes, determining whether travel by the first vehicle system along the different routes fails one or more tests that restrict how the first vehicle system travels in the transportation network, and determining a route warranty for the first vehicle system based on the one or more tests. The route warranty reserves one or more of the paths for travel by the first vehicle system from the origin location to the destination location such that other vehicle systems are prevented from traveling on the one or more of the paths reserved by the route warranty.. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

Two level restaurant carriage for a railway vehicle

The restaurant carriage includes a lower level and an upper level, and includes a preparation and service area that is arranged on the lower level.. . ... Alstom Transport Technologies

03/15/18 / #20180072330

Dining car which may be modulated, in particular for a railway vehicle

The dining car (10) includes first and second side structures laid out facing each other, and a first lower floor (16), the dining car comprising a first consumption area (z1), a second preparation area (z2), and a third technical area (z3). The first side face includes first supporting portions intended to support a second upper floor (20), and the first (z1), second (z2) and third (z3) areas are all made on the first lower floor (16).. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

03/01/18 / #20180062637

Electrical switching apparatus comprising an improved electrically interconnect device

. . This electrical switching apparatus has at least two power components each including first and second power transistors. A driver control device of the transistors is configured to deliver a first control signal to each of the first transistors and a second control signal to each of the second transistors, and an electrical interconnect device connecting the driver control device to the power components. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

03/01/18 / #20180061225

Warning device for an urban public transport vehicle, in particular a tramway

The warning device (12) includes a warning light mechanism (16), that is configured so as to emit a flashing strobe light (20) that flashes at a frequency that is higher than 10 hz.. . ... Alstom Transport Technologies

03/01/18 / #20180057023

Air handling system for a land transport vehicle, vehicle comprising such a system and air handling method

An air handling system (1) for a land transport vehicle, in particular a railway vehicle (m) is disclosed. The system includes: one or more air handling units (2) distributed within the vehicle (m); a cooling machine (4) that supplies frigories to the air handling units; and a frigories storage unit (8) that is capable of being loaded by the cooling machine and of supplying frigories to the air handling units when the vehicle is travelling in an enclosed or partially enclosed space. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

02/15/18 / #20180048211

Electric motor comprising an acoustic attenuation device

The electric motor includes a frame defining an inner volume (vi) wherein is accommodated a rotor, a stator and a fan, the frame comprising a first aperture placing the inner volume (vi) of the frame in fluidic communication with the outside of the frame, a second aperture placing the internal volume (vi) of the frame in fluidic communication with the outside of the frame along a radial axis (r) substantially perpendicular to an axis of rotation (x) of the rotor. The fan being positioned in proximity to the second aperture and being configured for generating a gas fluid flow (f), at least one acoustic attenuation device is accommodated in the second aperture so as to partly close the second aperture.. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

02/15/18 / #20180048210

Electric motor comprising a strong acoustic attenuation device

This motor includes a frame defining an inner space (vi) in which a rotor, a stator and a fan are housed, the frame comprising an a first opening placing the inner space (vi) of the frame in fluid communication with the outside of the frame, a second opening placing the inner space (vi) of the frame in fluid communication with the outside of the frame along a radial axis (r) substantially perpendicular to a rotation axis (x) of the rotor. The fan being arranged near the second opening and being configured to create a flow (f) of a gaseous fluid, a first acoustic attenuation device is housed in the second opening so as to partially close the second opening.. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

01/25/18 / #20180026491

Screwed stator frame for an electric motor and associated manufacturing process

A motor stator frame including two plates in cast iron; at least one steel bar connecting both plates, each bar having two threaded ends; and at least one threaded bushing. Where each of the plates has at least one orifice being used as a seat for each threaded bushing the threaded ends of each bar being engaged into the threaded bushings.. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

01/25/18 / #20180026490

Welded stator frame for an electric motor and associated manufacturing process

The invention relates to a motor stator frame having two plates in cast iron; at least one steel bar connecting both plates, the bar having two ends each attached to one of the plates; and each plate in cast iron has at least one orifice receiving an insert in steel, the end of the bar attached to the plate being welded to said insert.. . ... Alstom Transport Technologies

01/11/18 / #20180011784

Method for testing a graphical interface and corresponding test system

This test method for validating a specification of a graphical interface consists of developing a scenario file corresponding to the validation test to be performed. The scenario file includes a plurality of instructions, in a natural programming language, each instruction including a function, parameters and an expected state of the graphical interface following the application of the function. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

01/11/18 / #20180011703

Method for updating a plurality of vehicles and assembly formed by a plurality of railway vehicles and an associated management system

A method for applying a plurality of vehicles each including an onboard server and at least two apparatuses, an onboard server and each of the apparatuses storing initial data, each onboard server being connected to the apparatuses mounted in the same vehicle with a local network. The method includes the steps of transferring modified data, through an extended radiofrequency communication network, from a server on the ground towards the onboard servers, when the modified data have been stored in memory in each onboard server, emitting via the extended network, an updating command, and transmitting modified data to at least one apparatus through the corresponding local network, the modified data replacing, in said apparatus, the initial data.. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

01/04/18 / #20180001914

Method for controlling the height of a transport vehicle and related transport vehicle

Disclosed is a method for controlling the position relatively to a platform of a floor of a carriage including a bogie including a chassis, a primary suspension, and a secondary suspension, the method including the steps: measuring the height of the secondary suspension; and adjusting the height of the secondary suspension, according to the height of the platform for positioning the floor at the height of the platform. This method includes a step for estimating the height of the top of the chassis, the adjustment of the height of the secondary suspension being achieved according to the estimated height of the top of the chassis.. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

12/21/17 / #20170363199

Pulling device for a vehicle, in particular for a railway vehicle, having an improved security

The pulling device includes at least one motor; an epicyclic (or planetary) gear train comprising a first element, a second element, and a third element selected from an internal sun gear, an external ring gear, and a planet carrier, the first element being integrally secured in rotation with the output shaft of the motor, the second element being designed to drive an axle of the vehicle in rotation; the detection means detecting an anomaly with respect to the motor; the releasable locking means, that are capable of assuming a locking configuration locking the third element in rotation, and a release configuration for releasing the third element; and the control means command—controlling the maintaining of the locking means in the locking configuration when no anomaly is detected, and moving of the locking means into the release configuration when an anomaly is detected.. . ... Alstom Transport Technologies

12/14/17 / #20170355386

Rail vehicle provided with a leveling and associated running method

Disclosed is a rail vehicle including at least one car and at least one bogie carrying the car. The bogie includes a chassis and a secondary suspension system between the chassis and the car. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

11/23/17 / #20170334466

Bearing for mounting an anti-roll bar on a bogie frame, and corresponding bogie

A bearing for mounting an anti-roll bar on a bogie frame, the anti-roll bar extending along an axis transverse to the bogie and being mobile in rotation relatively to the frame around the axis, the bearing including a first half-shell, and a second half-shell adapted so as to be attached on the first half-shell by means of a first attachment system, the first half-shell and the second half-shell then forming a housing crossing through along the axis and adapted for receiving the anti-roll bar. The first half-shell is distinct from the frame and adapted so as to be attached on the frame by means of a second attachment system.. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

11/23/17 / #20170334464

Railway vehicle with a movable, vertical gap bridging entry threshold

A railway vehicle for passenger transport comprising a vehicle body, said vehicle body including a passenger entrance area and a vehicle boarding aid for facilitating passengers' access to the passenger entrance area, the vehicle boarding aid comprising a movable entry threshold arranged in an access position facilitating passengers' access to the passenger entrance area and a vertical position adjusting device for vertically adjusting the access position of the entry threshold as a function of a potential vertical gap between a station platform and the passenger entrance area, wherein said entry threshold is fixedly arranged in said access position in all operating states of the railway vehicle.. . ... Alstom Transport Technologies

11/16/17 / #20170331307

Usb interface for recharging an electronic device, intended to equip a transport vehicle

The usb interface comprises an electronic member comprising at least one usb jack, and connector elements able to connect each usb jack to cabling, and a support case, configured to be fastened on the handrail of the urban public transport vehicle, and including a housing for the electronic member.. . ... Alstom Transport Technologies

11/16/17 / #20170327137

Method for managing a railway electrical circuit

This method is for managing a railway electrical circuit (3a, 3b) adapted to detect presence of a rolling stock (t) on a railway track (1), the railway track (1) being subdivided in successive track sections (1a, 1b) forming successive electrical circuits (3a, 3b) independently fed with electrical current for monitoring the presence of a rolling stock (t) on one of the track sections (1a, 1b), each electrical circuit (3a, 3b) comprising a transmission device (9a, 9b) for feeding the electrical circuit (3a, 3b) with electrical current, located at one end of the track section, and a reception device (11a, 11b) for detecting the electrical current circulating in the electrical circuit (3a, 3b), located at an opposed end of the track section. This method comprises steps consisting in a) continuously feeding the electrical circuit (3a, 3b) with electrical current with the transmission device (9a, 9b) and monitoring the presence of a rolling stock (t) on the corresponding track section (1a, 1b) by measuring, using the reception device (11a, 11b), the current circulating in the electrical circuit (3a, 3b); b) if the reception device (11a, 11b) detects that a rolling stock (t) is present on the track section (1a, 1b), applying to the electrical circuit (3a, 3b) a nominal electrical power (pn) at least until the rolling stock (t) exits the section (1a, 1b); c) if the reception device (11a, 11b) detects that no rolling stock (t) is present on the track section (1a, 1b), applying to the electrical circuit (3a, 3b) a power-saving power value (p0) which is inferior to the nominal power (pn). ... Alstom Transport Technologies

10/26/17 / #20170309010

Assembly completeness inspection method using active ranging

A method for completeness inspection of an assembled structure to check whether said structure has all the mounted parts comprising scanning the whole assembled structure with an active ranging scanner, thus obtaining a 3d picture; obtaining a 3d model of the whole structure based on cad data; subdividing said 3d picture into a number of smaller picture comparison areas and said 3d model into a number of smaller corresponding model comparison areas using a best fit algorithm, thus obtaining a set of final picture comparison areas and corresponding final model comparison areas; for each final model comparison area, identifying desired mounting parts located therein and searching for mounted parts in the corresponding final picture comparison area that match said desired mounting parts; and identifying the desired mounting parts, which have no matching mounted part in the final picture comparison areas, as missing from the assembled structure.. . ... Alstom Transport Technologies

10/26/17 / #20170308971

Method of organization of passenger travel in a transport system, associated computer program product and system of organization

This method for organizing passenger travel is implemented by a computer system and includes the following steps: collecting (110) computer data relative to each passenger's wishes in the organization of his travel; processing (120) the collected computer data to identify similar wishes by different passengers and to create a plurality of passenger groups, such that each passenger in each group has at least one wish similar to a wish of another passenger in this group; and assigning (140) a seat in one of the vehicles to each passenger based on the or each group to which he belongs.. . ... Alstom Transport Technologies

10/05/17 / #20170282946

Method for commanding a railway level crossing protection system

. . A method for commanding a railway level crossing protection system comprising: a) activating a railway signal preventing a train from driving beyond a level crossing; b) detecting an incoming train approaching the level crossing and measuring a speed of said incoming train; c) calculating a waiting time, as a function of the train's measured speed; d) waiting until expiration of the calculated waiting time and, once said waiting time expires, sending an order to commute the protection system into the protected state; and e) querying the state of the protection system and if said protection system is found to have commuted into the protected state, deactivating said railway signal, and maintaining said railway signal in the activated state otherwise.. . ... Alstom Transport Technologies

10/05/17 / #20170282945

Method for controlling a land transport vehicle, land transport vehicle, ground equipment and transport system

A ground equipment for a transport system includes a track for a land transport vehicle; an external power supply device including a plurality of power supply segments arranged sequentially along the track, the plurality of power supply segments forming an external power supply zone, at least one end segment being situated in vicinity to one end of the external power supply zone adjacent to a zone with no external power supply, to be traveled with an onboard power supply device, a communication antenna being associated with the or each external power supply segments; and a controller adapted to power on the end segment and adapted to send, using an antenna associated with that end segment, a signal indicating the end of a zone with an external power supply in response to a presence signal of the land transport vehicle received by said antenna.. . ... Alstom Transport Technologies

10/05/17 / #20170282943

Method for controlling a land transport vehicle, land transport vehicle, ground equipment and transport system

A land transport vehicle includes a traction motor; a capture device for contact with a power supply segment of an external power supply device and for connection to the traction motor; a communication unit to communicate with ground equipment associated with the power supply segment in a vicinity of which the land transport vehicle is currently traveling; an onboard controller connected to the communication unit; and an onboard power supply device for connection to the traction motor, the onboard controller being adapted to a) regulate the power supplied to the traction motor, b) receive a signal indicating an end of a zone with an external power supply, and c) command, after receiving the signal indicating the end of a zone, a transition from a power demand from the external power supply device toward a power demand from the onboard power supply device to power the traction motor.. . ... Alstom Transport Technologies

09/28/17 / #20170279636

Radiocommunication infrastructure for a railway signalling system of the cbtc type

This infrastructure includes a network mpls; first and second groups of access points associated with each section of the track; first and second modems, on the train, communicating with access points of the first and second groups. The network includes pairs of local switches, each associated with a section of the track and including first and second local switches for communication with, respectively, the first and second groups of access points of the associated section, and first and second central switches, the switches being in series with one another and implementing a service for defining paths between each central switch and each local switch so the path between the first central switch and the first local switch of a pair and the path between the second central switch and the second local switch of this pair correspond to separate portions of the ring formed by the network.. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

09/28/17 / #20170274912

Fairing for an articulated railway vehicle bogie and articulated railway vehicle comprising a bogie provided with such a fairing

Disclosed is a fairing (3) for an articulated railway vehicle bogie, this fairing including: a bottom wall (30) and side walls (31) able to surround at least a lower part of a bogie, and first and second anchoring zones (51, 52) each able to be fastened to one end, respectively, of a first body and a second body of a railway vehicle that are articulated relative to one another, in a configuration where these first and second bodies rest at least partially on the bogie. The fairing (3) includes a flexible connector (4) that mechanically links the first anchoring zone (51) and the second anchoring zone (52) and that authorizes a movement of these first and second anchoring zones relative to one another.. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

09/21/17 / #20170268179

Shell cross-member system and railway section including such a system

This cross-member system with shell (10) for a railroad track, intended to be wedged in an apron of the railroad track, of the type including a cross-member (12) having a lower face (20), and an upper face (22) that is intended to receive a rail fastening system (14), and a shell, is characterized in that the shell envelops substantially the entire cross-member so as to define an inner volume for receiving the cross-member that is sealed against outside attacks.. . ... Alstom Transport Technologies

09/21/17 / #20170267112

System for converting electric energy, electric energy storage device and power train for a railway vehicle

This conversion system for converting electric energy is intended to be connected to a load, and includes the connection terminals, that are capable of being connected to the load, an electric energy converter, and a filter including at least one capacitor. This conversion system for converting electric energy additionally also includes a switching module configured in order to switch between a first configuration in which the filter is connected between the converter and the connection terminals and a second configuration in which the converter is connected directly to the connection terminals, with the filter being bypassed.. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

09/14/17 / #20170259834

Traction box of a railway vehicle with a cooling system, associated application method and railway vehicle

Disclosed is a traction box of a railway vehicle, including: pieces of electric equipment; and a cooling device, including: a first and second fluid circuits, respectively crossing a first and a second heat exchange area with the pieces of electric equipment; and a first and a second of heat exchangers, respectively crossed by the first and the second fluid circuits and allowing heat exchange between the fluid and a first air flow. The fluid circuits include a first common conduit for fluid circulation, crossing the first exchanger, and then connected to the second and to a third parallel conduits, the second conduit belonging to the second fluid circuit and first crossing the second exchanger and then the second heat exchange area.. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

09/14/17 / #20170259790

Lotus effect washing machine

This washing machine for a railway vehicle includes a water texturing system, mixing water with particles able to produce textured water having super-hydrophoby properties making it possible to implement a lotus cleaning effect on the surface on which the textured water flows; a textured water spraying system, fed by the water texturing system and using at least one appropriate spraying device to spray the textured water on a surface of the railway vehicle to be cleaned.. . ... Alstom Transport Technologies

09/14/17 / #20170259735

Device for managing lighting in a room of a public transport vehicle, in particular a railway vehicle

The lighting management device comprises a variable lighting system which includes: at least one exterior light sensor, that is capable of measuring the characteristics of the exterior light outside the vehicle, and at least one interior image capture device, that is capable of capturing images within the interior of the compartment; and a control unit for controlling the lighting system, configured so as to adjust the lighting in the compartment based on the brightness of the exterior light measured outside the vehicle and the images captured within the interior of the compartment.. . ... Alstom Transport Technologies

09/07/17 / #20170253135

Recharging installation for the electric conduction recharging of a vehicle

This installation includes, on-board the vehicle (12) equipped with a battery (30), an on-board device (20), electrically connected to the battery (30) and provided with a plurality of electric contacts, and on the ground, a ground device (40), combined with the on-board device (20), connected to an electric power source (50) and including a plurality of electric contacts, each electric contact of the ground device (40) being able to be put into contact with a corresponding contact of the on-board device (20) and the installation being able to apply, safely, an electric recharging power issued by the electric power source (50) to the battery (30). This installation is characterized in that the plurality of electric contacts of the on-board device (20) and of the ground device (40) exclusively includes two electric contacts, i.e. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

08/17/17 / #20170236424

Predictive multimodal land transportation supervision

This infrastructure is characterized in that the multimodal network grouping together a plurality of monomodal networks, each monomodal network being equipped with an individual operating system, the supervision infrastructure includes a plurality of local supervision modules, each local supervision module being associated with a transfer station providing an interconnection between at least two of the monomodal networks and being able to perform a real-time synthesis of the traffic at the associated transfer station and continuously execute a plurality of operating rules by using operating data from the traffic synthesis so as to generate at least one setpoint, and to send the setpoint to at least one operating system of one monomodal network from among the monomodal networks interconnected to the associated transfer station.. . ... Alstom Transport Technologies

08/17/17 / #20170236234

Risk management method and system for a land transporation system

A management method including identifying a list of risks and accidents that may affect the analyzed transportation system and, for each identified risk and accident, a value of an indicator representative of the impact of the risk or accident, determining a tolerable indicator value, developing at least one measure to reduce the value of the indicator such that the value of the indicator becomes lower than the tolerable indicator value, editing a risk management table associating each identified risk and accident with the reduction measure and the value of the indicator obtained based on the reduction measure, wherein the identifying, determining and editing are done automatically, and the developing the reduction measure are carried out by a user.. . ... Alstom Transport Technologies

08/17/17 / #20170232984

Driving assistance device for a railway vehicle

The driving assistance device (10) for a railway vehicle comprises means (12) for determining a target speed (vc), means (20) for comparing an instantaneous speed (vi) of the railway vehicle with the target speed (vc) or an interval surrounding the target speed, and means (22) for indicating driving instructions intended for a driver of the railway vehicle, said driving instructions including instructions for modifying the instantaneous speed (vi) with view to bringing it closer to the target speed (vc).. . ... Alstom Transport Technologies

08/17/17 / #20170232983

Driving assistance device for a railway vehicle, comprising progressive means for indicating instructions

A driving assistance device including means for determining a target speed, means for comparing an instantaneous speed of the railway vehicle with the target speed or with an interval around the target speed, and means for displaying driving instructions intended for a conductor of the railway vehicle, the driving instructions including instructions for modifying the instantaneous speed in order to bring it closer to the target speed, the display means being configured to: display a speed increase instruction icon when the instantaneous speed is below a first predetermined value, and to display a speed decrease instruction icon when the instantaneous speed is above a second predefined value.. . ... Alstom Transport Technologies

08/10/17 / #20170225697

Method for optimizing passenger comfort in a railway vehicle

The vehicle including an active suspension system (22) parameterized by a set of adjustment parameters. The railway track is cut into segments. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

06/29/17 / #20170183021

Railroad switch machine

A railroad switch machine includes a pair of switch blades, an electric motor mechanically coupled to the pair of switch blades, a pair of input terminals connected to a dc power supply for receiving a power signal and a regulator to adapt the power signal between the input terminals into a motor current applied to the electric motor. The regulator includes a plurality of switches connected between the pair of input terminals and two phases of the electric motor. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

05/11/17 / #20170131337

Method and system for monitoring a pantograph of a railway vehicle and railway vehicle

A system for monitoring a pantograph of a railway vehicle, the pantograph being adapted to be connected to a catenary and electrically connected to a traction unit, the catenary being adapted to provide an alternating current to the railway vehicle, the system further including: a voltage step detection device for detecting a voltage step of a pantograph voltage at the pantograph, a zero crossing detection device for detecting a zero crossing of a line current, the line current being a portion of a pantograph current provided to the traction unit, the pantograph current being the current flowing through the pantograph; and a bouncing detection portion adapted to determine at least one bouncing time of the pantograph based on one or more detected voltage steps of the voltage step detection device and/or one or more detected zero crossings of the zero crossing detection device.. . ... Alstom Transport Technologies

05/11/17 / #20170129505

Air conditioning device for a driving cabin, in particular of a railway vehicle

The air conditioning device (10) includes a heat exchanger (12) intended to exchange heat with the air circulating in the air conditioning device (10), and an air distribution box (14), extending in a longitudinal direction (x) between a front part (14a) and a rear part (14b), and in a transverse direction between two side parts (14c). The distribution box is fastened to a ceiling (5) of the driving cabin (1), and comprises: in its front part (14a), a front inlet (16) for air coming from the cabin (1), connected upstream from the heat exchanger (12), and in each of its side parts (14c), a respective side outlet (18) for conditioned air, connected downstream from the heat exchanger (12).. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

04/27/17 / #20170113706

Bogie for full double deck emu

A railway vehicle includes two adjacent carriages (6), each including a carriage body (8), each carriage (6) including a lower floor (54) and an upper floor (56), positioned above each other so as to define a lower level (58) and an upper level (60), the bodies (8) being supported by a common bogie (1) and being articulated with each other through an articulation device (2). The carriages (6) are connected to each other through an interconnection passage (62), the passage (62) extending substantially at right angles to the articulation device (2) and including a lower floor connecting the lower floors (54) of both carriages (6) and an upper floor connecting the upper floors (56) of both carriages.. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

04/27/17 / #20170113705

Bogie for full double deck emu

The railway vehicle includes two adjacent carriages (6), each including a carriage body (8), the bodies (8) being supported by a common bogie (1) and being articulated with each other with an articulation device (2). The articulation device (2) is received in a space (30) of the bogie (1), the space (30) being delimited along a longitudinal direction by a first abutment surface and by a second abutment surface (34), the articulation device (2) extending facing the first and second abutment surfaces (34) so that, when the railway vehicle moves in a first longitudinal direction, the first abutment surface comes into contact with the articulation device (2), and, when the railway vehicle moves in a second longitudinal direction, the second abutment surface (34) comes into contact with the articulation device (2).. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

03/30/17 / #20170089964

Method, controller and system for detecting a leakage of a track signal on at least one railway track

Method for detecting a track signal leakage on at least one railway track, a track signal being a signal transmitted via the rails of a railway track to detect the presence of a railway vehicle and/or to transmit information to a railway vehicle, the at least one railway track including at least two track sections being electrically isolated against each other, wherein at least one receiver is associated to each track section, the method including: transmitting a test signal via a first track section; activating one or more receivers associated to the plurality of track sections, wherein the plurality of receivers are adapted to receive the test signal; receiving the test signal via one or more track sections; determining the one or more track sections, where the test signal has been received; determining whether a leakage between a first track section and at least one second track section exists.. . ... Alstom Transport Technologies

03/30/17 / #20170088015

Power supply system for an overhead contact line

This system for powering an overhead contact line, which includes a contact wire consisting of a plurality of conductive sections separated by insulating sections, includes power supply sub-stations, each conductive section being connected, on the side of an upstream end, to an upstream sub-station via an upstream controlled switch and, on the side of a downstream end, to a downstream sub-station via a downstream controlled switch. This system includes a detection device, associated with a conductive section, to be monitored, which includes a means for transmitting a characteristic signal to an upstream or downstream end of said conductive section and a receiving means able to receive the characteristic signal at the other end, the receiving means modifying the value of a state signal applied to a control circuit for actuating the opening of the downstream switch and/or of the upstream switch.. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

03/23/17 / #20170080954

Comfort device, in particular for a railway vehicle, comprising a perfected removable table

The comfort device (10) includes a table (12) including a plate (22) and attachment unit (14, 16) including: a lateral fixed support (46), attached to a vertical wall (20), including a first connecting portion by sliding, an attachment member (52) secured to the plate (22), including a second connecting portion by sliding, mating the first, and unit retractable unit for blocking the attachment member on the lateral fixed support, active at the end of a predefined travel of the first connecting portion on the second connecting portion. These blocking units are movable between a blocking position in which the first and second connecting portions are secured to each other, and a release position in which the first and second connecting portions are free to move relatively to each other.. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

03/09/17 / #20170066456

Removable table with a reduced bulk, in particular for a railway vehicle

The table (10) includes a plate (12) extending, in a longitudinal direction, between a first lateral edge (12a) bearing first removable attachment elements (14) to a lateral wall of the compartment, and a second free lateral edge (12b), and a central leg (18) extending between a first end (18a) connected to the plate and a second end (18b) including second removable attachment elements (20) to the floor of the compartment. The first end of the central leg is connected to the plate through a pivot connection (26) allowing pivoting of the central leg for folding it back towards one of the first or second lateral edges of the plate, and the plate includes, at the other one of the first or second lateral edges of the plate, at least one supporting member (28) on which the plate is intended to be supported when the plate is laid on the floor.. ... Alstom Transport Technologies

02/16/17 / #20170043794

Toilet cabin for a public transport vehicle, intended to receive a person with reduced mobility

A toilet cabin delimited by: a front wall, a rear wall, arranged to be facing the front wall, and separated from the front wall by a first distance, with a toilet bowl being arranged in the proximity of this rear wall, this toilet bowl being turned to be facing toward the front wall; a first lateral wall, in the proximity of which the toilet bowl is arranged; and a second lateral wall arranged to be facing the first lateral wall, and separated from this first lateral wall by a second distance; at least one circular space, delimited by a virtual circle tangent to the toilet bowl, defined in the proximity of the second lateral wall, this circular space being free of any fixed obstructing fittings, and the virtual circle presenting a diameter that is greater than 95% of the first distance and greater than 70% of the second maximal distance.. . ... Alstom Transport Technologies

01/26/17 / #20170021840

Method for manufacturing a driving cabin of a railway vehicle, more particularly for a tramway

The manufacturing method includes a step for manufacturing a structural frame, defining an area intended to house driving equipment, said structural frame including two side walls on either side each having at least one side opening, a step for assembling two side windows, each covering a respective one of the side openings, and, prior to said assembly step, a step for producing two side window supports, each assembled with a respective one of the side walls, each side window being attached on a respective one of the side supports during the assembly step.. . ... Alstom Transport Technologies








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