The introduction of electronic signal boxes on railways is not without financial risks. Engineers are faced with difficult tasks because of short innovation periods, enormous development expenditure and the stringent requirements for safety and reliability placed on an electronic system. The DB will put several electronic signal boxes into operation between 1985 and 1987. Previous experience has revealed that release for serial production takes about two years. The aim is to equip the approximately 100 km new line between Mannheim and Stuttgart and a large part of the northern section of the approx. 300 km new line between Hanover and Wurzburg with electronic signal boxes. From 1991, high-speed trains travelling at 250 km/h will use both these lines.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

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  • Authors:
    • WEHNER, L
  • Publication Date: 1985-10

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 13-18
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00456233
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1986 12:00AM