Urban & Mass Transit



Urban & Mass Transit

The urban and mass transit industry has a number of special requirements, all related to the challenge of a system that must handle extremely high train density 24/7. Particular emphasis must be placed on having maximum uptime and reliability of all components in a train control system. Because metros must support frequent and continuous operation, often in difficult environmental conditions, reliable equipment is essential to sustain operational availability.

System availability can be significantly impacted by maintenance considerations, in particular the mean time to repair. The less time required for maintenance the better, especially in the case of corrective maintenance which can interfere with scheduled operations during the repair cycle. The ideal train control system should deliver the dual benefits of maximum uptime combined with maximum cost-efficiency.




Frauscher products provide an excellent solution by combining high reliability with minimal maintenance requirements. The ability to easily mount and quickly demount wheel sensors translates into significant time savings when track maintenance is required.

Specific applications within this segment that can be supported by Frauscher axle counter technology include grade crossings as well as the configuration of a fallback level for CBTC systems.


Urban & Mass Transit


The Frauscher Advanced Counter FAdC features functional modularity, flexible scalability and an Ethernet-based interface that allows a wide range of configurations. The software interface enables the FAdC to be integrated effectively into higher-level systems offering greater flexibility in terms of design and communications. System integrators and rail operators will benefit equally from these significant advantages.


Our easily integrated and highly reliable wheel sensors help maximize uptime and achieve cost effective operation across a wide range of applications. The open interface eases implementation into new or existing systems, providing the flexibility needed to meet individual application requirements. The development and production of the entire sensor family RSR110 adheres to international standards, assuring optimum operation under all conditions.