Norfolk Southern's new system provides a more robust and cost-effective way to continuously monitor track performance in near real-time.
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Following recent projects and research into autonomous technology for trains in Russia, Technical Head of Development for Autonomous Trains at Russian Railways, Pavel Popov, explores how feasible an ATO future will be for shunting locomotives and commuter trains.
Can mainline and rail freight operations take advantage of the opportunities offered by Automatic Train Operation (ATO)? Rob Goverde, Professor of Railway Traffic Management & Operations and Director of the Digital Rail Traffic Lab at Delft University of Technology, explores.
Karl King and Lloyd Tobin of Frazer-Nash Consultancy outline how an in-depth multi-layered approach will be needed to deliver security to automatic train operation on mainline railways.
The test marks the first time passengers have been on-board an ATO train in the Netherlands, which can accelerate and brake automatically.
Further trials and experiments will follow in order to develop the automatic train pilot technology by testing various other real-life scenarios.
The Minnesota investments are part of CN’s 2019 record $2.9 billion capital investment focused on enabling growth from all commodity segments.
PTC is designed to automatically control train speeds and movements should an engineer not take suitable action in a given situation.
Union Pacific and freight and passenger railroads will continue working together to safely implement PTC on the remaining 4,000 required route miles.
The $940 million AutoHaul™ programme is focused on automating trains transporting iron ore to Rio Tinto’s port facilities in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
At InnoTrans 2018, SBB will be presenting its developments in rail traffic control and train monitoring systems as well as other innovations: From award-winning solutions for rail operations and automated train operations right through to a cutting-edge door-to-door mobility concept.
Harsco Rail’s versatile and efficient Xem 181 universal vehicles are the heart of maintenance trains and are primarily used as workshops, for transporting track personnel, and for carrying out inspection and maintenance of various infrastructure components thanks to the lifting devices fitted to each vehicle.
Autonomous train operation has developed further in Western Australia with Rio Tinto’s first successful delivery of iron ore using a driverless train…
Hamburg has welcomed digitalised rail operations and by the opening of the ITS World Congress in October 2021, four trains will be operating automatically…
The Crossrail project, delivered by Crossrail Limited and jointly sponsored by the Department for Transport and Transport for London, is expected to transform the network’s journeys throughout the capital city's centre...