These simulators aim is to train Canadian metro drivers of Socièté des Transports de Montréal (STM) to drive existing rolling stocks (BOMBARDIER MR-73) and rolling stocks which will be delivered (BOMBARDIER MPM-10).
These simulators will be used by the STM for :
Training on the improvement of passengers services
The STM project is composed of:
A full scale train driving simulator replica of the MPM-10 on a 5 Degree of Freedom (DoF) movement platform with one dedicated instructor station and one dedicated observer station
12 micro-simulators (compact simulators) allowing the simulation of both rolling stocks MR-73 and MPM-10 with two dedicated instructor stations and observer stations
Two autonomous scenario preparation stations
Of all functions of railway simulation software OKSimRail ™
Of a 3D database simulating 4 metro lines (73 stations, approximately 68km)
The 12 micro-simulateurs are equiped with removable driving panels allowing each simulator to simulate both of the deux metro models
The simulators are also equiped of screens which represent the inside of the metro (simulating the CCTV cameras which are on the real rolling stock) therefore allowing the driver to see the reactions and actions of the passengers
SIMERTMS is a full scale simulator for ERTMS training designed for ARRIVA Trains drivers on the Cambrian Line. Started in April 2007, this project is ordered by NETWORK RAIL.
In partnership with EDM, OKTAL is responsible for developing all the software components of the ERTMS simulator. EDM provides the cab replica and hardware.
This simulator is intended to train and prepare the drivers of Cambrian for the installation of ERTMS level 2 all along the Cambrian Line for 2008.
The simulator is made up of a full scale 158 cab replica (DMI included) allowing to prepare and to run scenarios in ERTMS level 0 and Level 2. The simulator includes a specific database created from real track sections between Shrewsbury and Aberystwyth assembled to form a 75 Km length visual database.
The simulator also includes a specific software for debriefing: the instructor accesses a simulation report showing main events of simulation runs like train speed, brake interventions and ERTMS relevant information.
The Cambrian Line is the first line to be fitted with ERTMS and supports the evaluation bench done by NETWORK RAIL.
OKTAL is also developing a training CBT including 6 hours of ERTMS training to complete the ERTMS driver's training. The CBT course is planed to be delivered in November.
The CBT is made up of 6 modules:
Other operations (shunting, turnaround, ground frames…),
STADLER chose the OKTAL/TRANSURB TECHNIRAIL partnership (prime contractor TRANSURB TECHNIRAIL) for providing a simulator for the FLIRT (Fast Light Innovative Regional Train) for training the drivers at SNTF.
This full-scale simulator is equipped with a 6 axis motion. Inside the cab, a real driver desk and an immersive projection system (including rear mirror simulation) have been integrated and 130km of tracks have been modelised. This enables both learners to be taught and experienced drivers to practise their skills.
This simulator is for managing the problems concerned with passengers getting on and off trains. This is done by using 3D animated characters. Risk-related situations pertaining to potential accidents can be simulated: a pushchair jammed in a door, a child running along the platform, etc.
Renovation of the Eurostar driving simulator for SNCF.
It is used by SNCF for the initial training of drivers or for skill practice.
OKTAL has renovated this simulator in particular by installing the latest version of its software OKSimRail™ and by changing the obsolete equipment.
This simulator is composed of a cabin equipped with both real and simulated equipment which is based on a dynamic 3 axis platform and with a 3D projection system.
Initially delivered by OKTAL in 1992, this simulator was the first in the world to have 3D synthetic images.
All itineraries between Paris, London and Brussels are reproduced as well as all the specificities of places the trains go through: signalling, voltage, radio procedures and safety in particular for Eurotunnel.
OURAGAN is a new training tool for the new control system developed for RATP. It is destined for training the drivers of the Parisian underground line 13.
The aim of this training tool is to put each trainee into a realistic driving situation within a synthetic environment where he will go through predefined scenarios. These scenarios reproduce the main driving situations of this new control system.
OURAGAN is made up of 18 individual and autonomous micro-simulators.
The main asset of this training method is that it’s compact, easy to install and good value for money if you consider its high level of realism, which means a convincing immersion for the trainees.