Underground motomans simulator

Purpose / Description

The underground motormans simulator is a hardware-software complex designed for training of underground train motormen, evaluation of their reaction and actions in emergency situations and their examination.

Performed functions

  • Instructorss workstation;
  • Motormans workstation;
  • Interface unit connecting the computer of the instructors workstation with the electrical and pneumatic equipment of the carriage cab;
  • Equipment of the underground carriage cab (81-717.5).
Maintenance and Diagnostics

The simulator provides opportunities to simulate various situations, including those which are difficult to reproduce with real rolling stock, causing inconveniences for the underground schedule:

 Failure of light signals and automatic speed regulation wayside devices;

 Movement in the wrong direction;

 Fire, water flood, man falling on a track, etc.

The training efficiency is ensured through the detailed control of the training process and a wide choice of emergency and out-of-control situations. Having mastered their skills with the simulator, train motormen are able to manage all sorts of situations, thus significantly increasing the train driving safety in the underground.

Features & Benefits

Functions of the simulator:

  Simulation of the working equipment of the underground carriage (81-717 series and modifications);

  Simulation of traffic in tunnels, along station platforms, in dead-ends, roundhouses and depots (using digital video);

  Simulation of the picture observed by the motorman in the rear view mirrors (state of indicator lamps, fire, smoke, passengers coming in and out);

  Simulation of signalization and interlocking (vigilance system (emergency cab signaling and automatic speed control devices), light signals, automatic stops);

  Simulation of the stations current time and train interval indicator;

  Simulation of emergency situation and recording of the time taken to correct such situations;

  Simulation of failure situations;

  Simulation of sound environment in the motormans cabin;

  Database maintenance for motormen training (retraining, professional development).

Simulated emergency situations:

   Fire situation on the station;

   Smoke formation on the station;

   Fire situation in the tunnel;

   Smoke formation in the tunnel;

   Water flood in the tunnel;

   A mans fall-down onto the track;

   Train arrival at a partially occupied track;

   Non-stop run through the station;

   Train departure in the wrong direction;

   Fire in the carriage;

   Smoke formation in the carriage.

Simulated emergencies:

   Lost of train control;

   Compressor faults;

   Power handle seizure;

   Failure of triggering circuits;

   Mechanical equipment malfunction (increased resistance of motion);

   Failure of the automatic speed control system;

   Failure of the carriage.


The software of the instructors workstation performs the following functions:

 Centralized control of the simulator;

 Selection and running (cancellation) of emergency situations;

 Generation of emergency situations;

 Evaluation of motormans actions in emergency situations;

 Reception and processing of data from the motorman cabin equipment used in the simulator;

 Control of display on the motormans workstation;

 Simulation of underground signalization and interlocking, including signals of the speed control system;

 Display of the status of the controls, motormans panel, automatic circuit breakers and lamps.

The software of the motormans workstation performs the following simulations:

 Simulation of movement in a tunnel, at stations, at dead-ends and at depots;

 Simulation of the current time and train interval indicator;

 Simulation of emergency situations.

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