Train braking and signal design to prevent SPADS

The safe operation of a railway requires careful integration of the train operating and braking performance, the driver actions and the signalling system. This is made more difficult as various sections of the railway are responsible for each of these functions. Good communication between the various engineers and operations managers allows the information on each of these functions to be identified and shared. This is not a simple set of information. It will vary according to the rail network configuration, the types of trains and operations. These may also vary over time as the railway operating pattern changes. This paper will examine some of the fundamental issues that affect this interface. It will also examine different approaches to managing and controlling the train operations.

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  • Pagination: 8p. ; PDF
  • Monograph Title: Maintaining the momentum: CORE 2016: conference on railway excellence, 16-18 May 2016, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01636863
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: May 30 2017 3:29PM