DB Cargo has been capturing high quality footage of the UK rail network and working in partnership with Track Access Services to provide a route learning platform that drivers can access via phone, tablet or computer.
Track Access Portal was developed to offer rail operators an accessible platform providing high quality video footage that runs alongside a moving map, whilst advising on other areas such as speed and signals. Using Track Access Portal gives the option to view routes multiple times and review certain sections of footage without visiting the live rail infrastructure.
As an immediate distribution channel, Track Access Portal can enable a faster, more efficient method of route learning. Route changes can be efficiently shared with drivers, in a cost effective manner.
Andrew Byrne, Head of Resources at DB Cargo UK, said:
“This has opened up huge potential for us and for the whole rail industry as it provides a more efficient and effective method for route learning and retention of route knowledge. We have had very positive feedback from our drivers and other industry stakeholders about the programme.
“We have filmed around 40% of the UK rail network, covering a substantial number of routes already. We are continuing our work so that we can roll out digital route learning even further.”
David Reed at Track Access Services Limited, said:
“The new web based delivery solution provides unlimited access for a variety of tablets and mobile devices. We are pleased to be working on this joint collaboration with DB Cargo UK, and see great potential for the rail industry using this technology."
Please click the following link for a demonstration https://vimeo.com/216563092/84fcbd3a89
Or visit www.TrackAccessPortal.com for more information.