THE CHALLENGE OF NEW TECHNOLOGY: SIGNALLING AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Ideas which a decade ago offered merely an exciting glimpse into the future are fast becoming realities as signal engineers accept the challenge of new technology. Microprocessors and modern digital techniques have made possible a new generation of signalling systems which, whilst maintaining the highest standards of safety, offer greater reliability and significant cost savings. Current projects are generally concerned with providing railways with the most economic signalling systems appropriate for handling their type of traffic, with no relaxation of the high standards of safety previously obtained. British Rail's Solid State Interlocking (SSI) is to be installed at Leamington Spa in 1984. This is a joint development between British Rail, Westinghouse Signals and GEC General Signal.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1983-11

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  • Pagination: 3 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00381513
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1984 12:00AM