This decision by Metro do Porto is due to the high degree of satisfaction with the signaling system provided by Efacec in 2013 and this system is going to be completely integrated into the network’s overall traffic management system, assuring the required traffic safety. Initially, Metro do Porto had allowed to Efacec the installation of the first Portuguese-produced Railway Signaling System in its network, at the Airport line, based on the recognition of the high quality of the solutions provided and the technical skills always demonstrated by Efacec. The project then presented was widely discussed and recognized to have the required quality due to the high responsibility to be assumed.
In service since 2013, the AEGIS system, an innovative railway signaling solution designed and developed by EFACEC, based on market hardware platforms and ensuring the highest levels of safety (SIL-4) according to rail industry standards, has proven to complexly fulfill the requirements of Metro do Porto, in a European infrastructure that is a reference for Light Rail urban mobility systems.
The excellent performance of the AEGIS system has already been recognized by other customers and allowing its acceptance by TII (Transport Infrastructure Ireland) for use in the new CrossCity line of Dublin’s LUAS Light Rail., confirming Efacec as a reference player in a particularly difficult market segment due to the technological complexity and the critical nature of the safety of users of this transportation facilities, with no parallel in the Portuguese industry.