Rail

Siemens develops PTC system

Posted on September 24, 2012

Siemens developed Trainguard PTC, a new train control system that works to prevent train accidents caused by human errors such as overspeed conditions or overrunning red signals.

The Siemens PTC team in New York developed Trainguard PTC specifically for the North American market and in accordance with the Rail Safety Improvement Act. Trainguard PTC offers U.S. railroads a new solution for achieving mandatory PTC implementation by December 2015.

Siemens conducted a field test campaign from July to September 2012 at the Transportation Technology Center near Pueblo, Colo. to validate the products’ functionalities. Siemens hosted executive representatives from Class-1 freight railroads, commuter lines and the Federal Railroad Administration for live demonstrations of the Trainguard PTC technology.

The visitors witnessed various test scenarios including one of the core functionalities of Trainguard PTC where it automatically stops a freight train close to a red signal or under overspeed conditions without any driver intervention.

Additional test scenarios showed further Trainguard PTC capabilities including restrictive brake enforcement while creeping towards a red signal and precise, GPS-based train location determination.

Many customers have expressed interest in Trainguard PTC and, in turn, Siemens has intensified discussions with various U.S. railroads in order to develop a partnership for an initial pilot project. This will facilitate the roll-out of Trainguard PTC and support Siemens’ customers in fulfilling the PTC mandate in time to increase the safety of America's railroads.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Keolis, MBTA to improve commuter rail ticket checking

Estimates suggest that up to $24 million in uncollected fare could be recovered through a ticket-checking modernization initiative and other tactics.

Metra to install suicide prevention signs

The signs will be developed and finalized as part of a Mental Health Awareness Symposium to be hosted by Metra in September to coincide with National Suicide Awareness Month.

Accident, no shows plague commute for LIRR, NJ Transit passengers

Some NJ TRANSIT trains have been canceled this week because engineers are choosing not to work under the terms of their contract amid the summer-long repair work at Penn Station.

Mayor says Miami-Dade can't afford to build more rail lines

Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s $534 million proposal for rapid-bus routes would indefinitely defer the Metrorail expansion promised voters in 2002 during a referendum for a half-percent transportation tax.

FTA, Maryland Transit Administration appeal judge's Purple Line decision

Ruling called for an additional environmental study of the light rail line, despite the fact the project had already been studied and signed-off on by the feds. 

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close