Modern signalling for heavy haul freight

In high performance heavy haul railway systems there is a trend to use in-cab signalling systems capable of being upgraded to Automatic Train Operation. The Pilbara region of Western Australia with its rich iron ore resources and dedicated mining railway systems is a prime opportunity for implementation of new or upgraded signalling systems to enhance safety, performance and reliability of rail haulage from mine to port. The Roy Hill project is currently in the detailed design and engineering phase and is the latest example of a Pilbara railway system using state-of-the-art technologies for signalling and communications systems. This paper describes how the key requirements for the Roy Hill project have been translated into arguably the most modern signalling system currently being implemented in Australia. A pivotal design concept is the upgradeability of the signalling system to Automatic Train Operation, while protecting the investment in earlier deployed hardware and software.

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  • Pagination: 5p. ; PDF
  • Monograph Title: Rail - the core of integrated transport: CORE 2012: conference on railway engineering, 7-10 September 2012, Perth, Western Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01532147
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2014 11:57AM