Support for Railway Operations
Over recent decades, there have been several evolutions in the technology used to control train movements that has enabled signallers to manage larger areas of the rail network. It is intended that the new technology associated with the development of Traffic Management will lay the foundation for better punctuality, more frequent services and more efficient operation.
Automatic Route Setting
TREsa aims to reduce signaller workload demand by automatically routing trains based on the timetable and infrastructure data, thereby improving the efficient running of a signalling area and enabling the signaller to concentrate on incident management.
The main feature of this software is the automatic route setting capability developed to SIL2 standards. This enables a signaller to control a wider area more consistently, particularly in times of disruption. TREsa also offers users the ability to define operating parameter sets, perturbation plans and special timing patterns. This ensures that any changes can be proven to operate as intended before going “live” and ensures that they do not adversely affect the regulation of trains.
Developed initially in conjunction with GE Transportation Systems (now Alstom), TREsa currently operates with both Alstom MCS and Siemens WESTCAD technology platforms, but has protocols to enable integration with other OEM systems.
Traffic Management System
Tranista helps to release greater capacity from the rail network and change the management of train movements from a reactive to proactive approach. This required step change involves new processes, altered organisational roles and the adoption of the latest available technology.
Hitachi’s Tranista is a new generation of main-line railway control system intended for use by Network Rail and other European rail infrastructure providers. Tranista is intended to minimise signaller involvement in the moment-by-moment operation of the railway. Automatic route setting functionality is used, as well as train graphs for management and planning purposes, compatible with track displays and other features common to VDU-based Signalling Control Systems.
Hitachi’s total railway solution is designed to manage speedy and efficient recovery of trains running from unexpected traffic disruptions. It is a well-established highly-automated system taking care of train and traffic management all the way through to the maintenance depot.