Bombardier trusts Transurb to bring Light Rail Simulation to the next level!

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Published on 17.04.2019

2019 will be the year of Light Rail Simulation at Transurb!

Indeed, Bombardier has selected Transurb to supply Brussels City Transport (STIB) with a brand-new light rail vehicle (LRV) simulator.

To optimize the transportation system in Brussels, STIB has acquired 175 FLEXITY Trams provided by Bombardier. By extending its fleet to accommodate growing ridership and network extensions, our client expects to increase capacity by 7% or 4600 passengers.

With this new simulator, the Belgian operator is determined to bring the best of technology at the service of its driver trainees. The simulation will include 50km of tracks and train them to Brussels' mixed traffic conditions such as intersection logic and traffic rules. With this new solution enhanced for light rail training, Transurb intends to improve reaction time and actions of drivers when it comes to unusual situations on the network due to infrastructure issues or erratic behaviours from pedestrians, drivers, or cyclists.

NextGen Simulation for Trams New Generation

STIB has branded the LRV as Trams New Generation (TNG), and Transub’s new simulator won’t be left behind. This past year, Transurb has been investing in reshaping light rail simulation to give both trainers and trainees an immersive and engaging training solution.

From 3D graphics and visualization system to urban traffic management and Instructor Software Interface, our R&D department covered every single aspect of LRV training requirements to deliver a game-changing simulator to our clients.

Simplicity and Extended Scenario Editing possibilities

Of course, the simplicity and modularity of Transurb's Simulation Management Software, R³, as well as its educative features, will remain the same, only enlarged with new developments. Once again, we will shake things up and let the opportunity to our customers to quickly design, edit and customize their training exercises by themselves. By doing this, we will empower them to redesign their training program year after year.

Acknowledgements to Bombardier and STIB

We would like to thank Bombardier for selecting us to carry out this project. Furthermore, we are extremely proud to keep building our relationship with STIB. This new solution will join our existing fleet of simulators for LRV used for the past 15 years with success by the Belgian operator.

If you want more information about the project or light rail simulation in general, feel free to contact us at simulator@transurb.com.