Signalling the future

This article discusses the ways in which the quest for improved performance and a more cost-effective railway is changing the understanding of railway signalling - train control. The history of signalling going back to the incorporation of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers in 1912 is presented, along with the evolution of the technology - from mechanical signalling to software-based automatic control systems, from basic telegraphy to sophisticated communications networks. Information technology, automation, reliability, resilience, security, flexibility and environmental friendliness all have their place in this era of change - they are all issues that the modern signal engineer must explore in order to meet the more complex demands of the future railway.


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  • Accession Number: 01447548
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 2012 4:42PM