The implementation of Digital Railway technology is well underway with the introduction of the European Train Control System (ETCS) and Automatic Train Operation (ATO) on the Thameslink Core Route through central London.
ETCS and ATO will allow the running of more trains, at a frequency of up to one train every 2-3 minutes, more safely and reliably than ever before.
Ongoing improvement works in line with Network Rail’s national operating strategy see the strategically important Durham Coast and Tees Valley Lines in the North East of England upgraded as part of the Durham Coast Resignalling Project. The project will see modernisation and improvements to signalling assets and control of project areas transferred to the York Rail Operating Centre (ROC) at commissioning, onto new Hartlepool and Middlesbrough workstations.
Pennant – Track Access were delighted to be chosen as suppliers of Driver Training material for the project which will be issued to all local operators for briefing of the planned upgrades to the affected drivers.
Our experts at Track Access have shared some key trends in the rail industry, that we’re looking forward to exploring and learning more about in 2020.
Track Access Portal provides safe and accurate online access to examine the rail environment and now supports 4K footage and playback capabilities. Track Access Services continue to work with GTR, supplying driver training with online footage made available on Track Access Portal. New 4K filming assists route familiarisation by providing high-quality footage, offering more detail when reading signs, signals and exploring the rail environment.
Track Access Services (TAS) have been working with Pennant PLC to develop virtual reality signal sighting.
Track Access Services (TAS) have been working with Network Rail to produce and deliver reality modelling for London Bridge and surrounding Thameslink stations.
Track Access Services (TAS) teamed up with Pennant PLC to showcase recent reality modelling samples, including Derby Station and London Bridge.
Watch a demonstration of TAS virtual reality modelling, optimised for wireless VR headsets.
Track Access Services are supporting rail development schemes with the latest laser scanning and digital modelling techniques, enabling the use of reality modelling throughout planning and construction.
TAS News Blog
- GTR Route Videos on the Track Access Portal
- Driver Training for Durham Coast Resignalling
- Track Access Railway Trends 2020