On suburban lines over which trains are operated with just a driver on board, it is essential for him to have a view of the whole train on the platform side from his driving seat. Since 21 November, 1983, visual display units have been fitted in the cabs of Z2N motor trainsets providing the passenger service between Paris and Melun. For a train about 300m long, six cameras are required along the platform. A video processing system enables the number of carrier frequencies transmitted by a cable laid along the track to be reduced by three. By means of receiver aerials fixed beneath the power car, the pictures are received in the driving cab on three monitors which are under the control of the driver. All precautions have been taken to ensure that the chances of a complete breakdown are reduced to a minimum and to enable the driver to rectify quickly a partial breakdown.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Societe Nationale des Chemins de Fer Francais

    92 rue Bonaparte
    75 Paris 6e,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Boulanger, J
  • Publication Date: 1984-6


  • French

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  • Accession Number: 00389828
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM