OPERATING CONTROL CENTRES ON THE DB

The operating control centres on the German Federal Railway automate and centralize the functions of the traffic superintendent in the signal boxes at the local levels. The process control takes place in Munich and Saarbrucken in two computer operations: in the event of failure of one computer, in the reliable single computer service. All routes are adjusted to the optimum timing by the computer. Conflicts with the other routes are detected in good time and the traffic superintendent at the control centre is informed, who can then arrange accordingly. The operating room of the traffic superintendent has only an alpha-numerical input and output keyboard and five monitors as working equipment. Further stages of automation lead to a tracking of the train running with nominal/actual comparison as well as the automatic issuing of information to the passengers. With the use of micro-processors there is the possibility in the future of decentralizing the process, whereby the availability will be increased.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

    17-21 rue de Louvrain
    1000 Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • Kalusa, M
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 19-30
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173797
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM