New Chinese train lines deploy TETRA

Hytera is providing TETRA technology to the Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan Intercity Metro Xihuan Line, phase one of which started operation at the end of June.

According to a statement from the company, it is providing the system to “facilitate instant communication among various work groups.” These include dispatching, maintenance, disaster prevention, environmental control workers.

The company has also provided a 350MHz PDT technology, which is being deployed in Metro stations themselves, interconnected with local police and fire departments’ communication systems.

A spokesperson for Hytera said: “On June 28, Nanjing-Chuzhou Rail Transit Line - Chuzhou section - officially opened for operation. It becomes the first intercity rail transit line across provinces in China.

“The line is 49.66 kilometers long and has a design speed of 120 kilometers per hour. It links Chuzhou in Anhui Province and Nanjing in Jiangsu Province, and fulfills a smooth connection to Nanjing Metro.”

The spokesperson continued: “On June 24, Suzhou Metro Line 11 began operation. Hytera deployed 350MHz PDT systems to ensure coverage along the line and stations for the police. The metro PDT system is connected to the citywide police PDT network, becoming an integral part of the city’s public safety communications and dispatching system.”