By relieving the dispatcher of clerical work and automatically setting up routine meets of trains on single track, computer-aided dispatching makes it possible for one control centre to supervise several thousand route-km in North America. Even on non-signalled lines a computer can be used to issue train orders, thus enhancing safety. Just over the horizon are advanced train control systems that will integrate the driving and dispatching functions, reducing accidents and delays while saving fuel.

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    IPC Transport Press Limited

    Quadrant House, The Quandrant
    Sutton, Surrey,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Taylor, S F
  • Publication Date: 1984-10

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  • Accession Number: 00394405
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM