Communication in Train Control

Authored by: Heinz Kantz , Stefan Resch , Christoph Scherrer

Industrial Communication Technology Handbook

Print publication date:  August  2014
Online publication date:  August  2014

Print ISBN: 9781482207323
eBook ISBN: 9781482207330
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b17365-77

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Abstract

The main goal of a railway network operator is to provide a timely and safe train service to the customer. Automation and computer-driven train control are essential elements toward achieving such a service for large railway systems. Historically, interlocking systems were locally manned. Dispatchers controlled local train and shunting movements and exchanged the relevant information, following strict protocols, via landline.

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