Conventional railway signalling technology has been developed to provide the railway operator with a system which is both extremely safe and acceptably reliable. Any radical departure from present methods, therefore, must be not only cost effective, but must be capable of being engineered to suitably high standards, and must meet the safety, reliability, and maintainability requirements. Within the constraint that it is desired to retain the basic form of present day railway signalling systems, a number of opportunities exist for the use of new technology. The work described in this paper is aimed at the replacement by modern electronic technology of the large part of the system concerned intimately with safety. There is no intention at this stage to propose changes to the appearance and behavior of the system as seen by the operating staff.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • International Conference on Distrib Computer Control Systems, Birmingham, England, September 26-28, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Electrical Engineers

    Savoy Place
    London WC2R 0BL, NY  England  10016-5997
  • Authors:
    • Furniss, M J
    • RYLAND, H A
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00303178
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 15 1980 12:00AM