Lithuanian Railways has finished setting up the Traffic Management Centre, which enables the company to manage over 120 different technological systems for interlocking trains on the Lithuanian network as well as the different signalling technologies. 94 stations have been connected to the Traffic Management Centre’s system.
In 2010, Lithuanian Railways awarded the contract to Indra Sistemas SA for Traffic Management Center. The Da Vinci system is developed by Indra in collaboration with the Spanish railway infrastructure administrator Adif. According to the Spanish company, the most outstanding of the benefits the system provides the Lithuanian Railways are the total integration of its control systems, integrated management of all the railroad lines and its automation of network operation. Indra Sistemas SA collaborated with the Lithuanian company BELAM, in charge of traffic control center, data transfer network and control center installation, supply of voice recording and video conferences equipment.
“The Center is equipped with powerful modules of automated system functions that help prevent potential traffic conflicts and emergencies”, said Virginijus Juska, Lithuanian Railways Deputy Director.
The project costs are estimated at LTL 73.9 million (EUR 21.5 million), of which LTL 62.8 million represent EU Structural Funds financial support.