After commenting briefly on the equipment available up to 1970, the authors provide a description of the Southern Region Automatic Warning Systems (STRAWS), which is used on the line between Totton and Bournemouth. This installation is to be improved by means of the following additional equipment; (1) automatic speed control with an integrated programme on the motive-power unit; (2) introduction of a central cabin for the control of programme alternations; (3) marshalling and running control of trains in the event of delay. This equipment has been designed in such a way as to remain compatible with the later development of train control by means of a central computer. Provision has been made for two types of equipment--that which is directly concerned with operating safety, and that which is independent of it. During 1972, an automatic installation for bringing a train alongside a platform by means of centralized control will be tested at Glasgow Central Station. It comprises a computer with store which optimises the use of the 13 tracks in accordance with the schedules of the trains running through a 6-track bottleneck at the entrance to the station.

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    Broadfields (Technical Publishers) Limited

    Little Leighs
    Chelmsford, Essex CMB 1PM,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Alston, L L
    • Birkey, J W
  • Publication Date: 1971-11

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  • Accession Number: 00051321
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 25 1976 12:00AM