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2013-12-03

OKTAL SIMULATORS TO THE BENEFIT OF SNCF INFRASTRUCTURE DEPARTMENT

The SNCF Infrastructure Department chose OKTAL to complete its work train simulators fleet with micro-simulators. The simulators were commissioned on November 28th, 2013.

Within the framework of this project, OKTAL furnished 4 micro simulation systems, each one consisting of an instructor station linked to 4 trainee stations. These simulators are installed on Chalons en Champagne, Marseille, Brive-la-Gaillarde and Saint-Pierre des Corps sites.

OKTAL micro-simulators are easy to install, to use and to transport between various sites. They consist of a simplified desktop, generic controls and high quality and realistic 3D.

Each one of these simulators allow the trainees to drive on 100 kilometres of double-track line, 100 kilometres of one-track line, 100 kilometres of double-track line with signalling on the right and 80 kilometres of high speed line. They are all modelled in CGI.

Thanks to these simulators the trainee can face operational driving situations and learn specific procedures, regulation and technical gestures. The use of simulation allow SNCF to reduce the duration of training periods, to increase the number of trainees being trained at the same time, and to make the trainees drive various types of railway vehicles. Nowadays over 200 OKTAL simulators are being used by SNCF throughout about 50 sites around France.

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