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Track Systems: A breakthrough in failsafe track switching

25 July 2016 | By Professor Roger Dixon, Head of the Control Systems Research Group at Loughborough University, and Senior Project Engineer, Sam Bemment

It is no secret that railway track switches – which have worked the same way for over 200 years – face stubborn reliability issues and costly maintenance bills. The signalling, detection and locking systems built into and around switches can slow things down and significantly reduce network capacity. Furthermore, when…

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