The above article deals with the studies which are now being carried out on British Railway with the object of improving the flow of traffic. A description is given of the necessary equipment, which is now being perfected, for the creation of a system of communications enabling permanent bilateral communications to be established, as well as a more material link for the tramsission of data between the control centres and the moving trains, and a special computer is being constructed which, when placed on the train, will constantly keep the driver informed of the maximum speed to be observed. It should be noted that the control centres will not transmit information concerning safety, so that, even in the case of breakdown, it will be possible for the trains to continue to run in complete security. A computer, known as a "safety computer" will record, on punched cards, the safety details relating specifically to a train, and will process them with the help of the information obtained from the track.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 19 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 6
    • Issue Number: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051315
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 25 1976 12:00AM