ITCS: A New Approach to Increasing Capacity

Demand for innovative rail solutions that improve safety, capacity, and cost efficiency is increasing around the world. Many systems are limited by traditional methods of train control, and in markets where train control systems do not exist, a solution is needed that does not require costly infrastructure. This article describes a new approach offered by General Electric (GE) Transportation : its Incremental Train Control System (ITCS) as a stand alone signaling system. ITCS is a transmission based train control system for all rail markets that uses satellite positioning and wireless networking as its basis. It can be overlaid on existing track circuits or installed on a stand alone basis where no track circuits are present. The primary functions of ITCS include: speed limit enforcement, management of train location, level crossings and other wayside control systems, and communication of up to date instructions and messages.

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  • Authors:
    • Baker, Jeff
    • Clennan, John
  • Publication Date: 2005-10


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 46-47
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  • Accession Number: 01006601
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 21 2005 4:09PM