On February 15, 1993, Pro. Wang Xishi wrote to the Vice Premier Minister Zhu Rongji
proposing to list moving block system as a national project to organize research.
On May 31, 1993, Zhu Rongji asked the Ministry of Railways to study the feasibility
of the proposal.
In 1996, automatic train protection system was awarded by the Chinese government
as a major technological breakthrough between 1991-1995.
In 1999, DXX-type coded spot message system and LCF automatic train protection (ATP)
system were awarded as the second prize by the Ministry of Railways for its technological
The LCF-100DT equipment, an on-board device of the ATP system, was awarded as the
second prize by the Beijing government for its technological advancement.
In 2001, TCT took part in the national research project of home-made subway trains,
analyzing the coded message of the FTGS digitally coded track circuit and developing
related on-board receiving modules. It also studied the architecture of ATO system
and developed LCF-200DT-type on-board devices used for automatic train protection,
which had undergone several field tests.
At the end of 2004, TCT began to study communication-based train control systems
with the auspices of the Beijing government.
In 2006, the laboratory began simulated operation.
Field tests of CBTC in the Beijing Subway Operation Vehicle Factory in 2007.
In December 2007, expert began to review the project of CBTC research and development.
Pre-production of the CBTC system in Dalian in 2008
Establishment of testing systems for the CBTC system in Dalian in 2008
Performance evaluation of the CBTC system in Subway Line 1 in Beijing in 2009
The signing ceremony of a CBTC demonstration project on June 1, 2009
Chief experts and executive experts involved in the demonstration project received
letter of appointment in 2009.
Device debugging and testing of the demonstration project
The Lloyd witness the CBTC tests in 2010 as the third-party safety assessment.
In 2010, the demonstration project was reviewed by Beijing authorities.