GMV enters the Greek intelligent transportation systems market with CAF


CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles) has selected GMV to provide the onboard intelligent transportation systems (ITS) for the 14 units currently servicing line 1 of the metro in the Greek capital. Managed by STASY S.A., the rail operator responsible for transport in the city, the ITS included in the contract are the passenger information system, the public address and intercom system, and the video-surveillance system. This project is a continuation of the collaboration between the two companies, which also worked together when CAF awarded GMV the contract for the onboard systems on Lisbon’s tramway in March 2022.

Line 1 of the Athens Metro is the oldest in the city. Commonly known as the green line, it connects Piraeus to the town of Kifissia, north of the capital. The trains began running between 1983 and 1985 and, after their renovation by CAF to operate efficiently for another 25 years, GMV will now improve the user travel experience.

To improve passengers’ current experience, GMV will provide CAF with the passenger information system, the public address system, the intercom system, and the video-surveillance system.

The passenger information system will be shown on LED panels, both front and side, connected to the system controller, and on 29.4'' LCD panels located throughout the train. 

The public address system features an intercom system with 20 IP intercoms per train, located near the doors, allowing quick passenger assistance in any emergency situation.

Finally, the video-surveillance system includes a cutting-edge digital recorder, which will be provided with the interior and rearview digital cameras enabling video-surveillance of the unit. All of this equipment will be connected to the train's onboard network. This video-surveillance system also includes an 18.5” monitor in the driver’s cabin that can be used to view any camera’s output in real time, so the driver can be aware of everything happening on board the train. 

All these systems will be integrated with the train monitoring and control system to receive the necessary control information and report their statuses and alarms. 

In addition to the onboard equipment and software, as part of this supply contract, the applications corresponding to the control center will also be provided. They enable the management of both content for the passenger information system and images from the video-surveillance system of each train, among other features.

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