TCDD Signalling system types

Signaling systems
TCDD safety and regulation of train movements is done using several techniques:
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DRS: automatic block signaling operated by local signal boxes. This is used only on a part of Istanbul suburbs. CTC: automatic block signaling, controlling a large area, regulated and operated from a signaling center. TM : manual signaling, using mechanical or color light signals (I-Devlet, ...) and / or verbal or written proceed orders, operated by local stations but regulated from a line dispatcher. Manual signaling, using mechanical or color light signals (I-Devlet, ...) and/ or verbal or written proceed orders operated by local stations and regulated between the local signal boxes.

Except for a few locations, TCDD is a low intensity, limited speed single line network. Manual signaling is the most frequently encountered.

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