A GREEN LIGHT FOR ADVANCED TRAIN CONTROLS

Second generation train control functions include automatic train supervision (ATS) with computers monitoring train location and performance to modify stopping times and running time between stations. Systems developed in the U.S., Britain, France and Germany are described and compared. Transposed cables, moving blocks, centralized computer control and microprocessors are used in various combinations to achieve various levels of sophistication.

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  • Authors:
    • Kalra, P S
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 44-49
  • Serial:
    • IEEE Spectrum
    • Volume: 16
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    • ISSN: 0018-9235

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196714
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1982 12:00AM