Positive train control: a cost-effective solution for the mining & freight sector

The global Mining & Freight Rail Signalling market has gone through turbulent times with the slowdown of mining since 2013. As commodity prices are recovering, now is the right time to make investments into the future of Heavy Haul infrastructure. In particular, areas of enhanced safety, increased efficiency and new digital solutions are increasingly important. A scalable approach with low entry costs and the ability to grow later is a frequent requirement, whilst low operational costs are always a key objective. PTC offers substantial benefits on two levels: On one hand, it is able to deliver the required safety (at levels SIL0 to SIL4) and on the other hand it offers a path to a number of automation improvements for enhanced operational efficiency, which will minimize the operational expenditures of the customers. Less equipment in the field allows lower cost on maintenance and reduced risk of vandalism. PTC also offers a higher degree of flexibility in creating a customized and scalable solution. Driver Assistance and Automatic Train Operation features allow greater levels of efficiency in operation and reduce fuel costs.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9p. ; PDF
  • Monograph Title: AusRAIL 2018, Rail for a better future, 27-28 November 2018, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

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  • Accession Number: 01708019
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 18 2019 4:57PM