WIT Press


The Connected IP Train And Interdependent Integration At The Control Centre

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR080761

Volume

103

Pages

10

Page Range

787 - 795

Published

2008

Size

2,456 kb

Author(s)

V. Scinteie

Abstract

Through specific projects in the recent past, ALSTOM Transport has developed and integrated train-borne technologies. ALSTOM believes that the next systems challenge we face after the ongoing train-borne digital convergence developments is Interdependent Integration of information and security systems at the Control Centre. In this new context, as the central location where the field information incoming from the various subsystems is integrated and presented to the Rail Operator, the concept of Integrated Control and Security Center (ICSC) enables the Operator to manage more effectively incidents as well as to optimize response times in day-to-day operation of the Transport system. Keywords: passenger information, infotainment, security, CCTV, control centre, train systems and rail systems. 1 Introduction Today’s operators face increasing demands in an increasingly complex world. Long gone are the days where passengers would accept the fact that they were on their own to figure out where they were going and leaf through a thick paper timetable to find out when they would be getting there. Today’s savvy traveler takes for granted that relevant information will be readily accessible every step of their journey and demands that his/her trip be as pleasurable and safe as possible. Passengers are starting to expect being \“wired” during their journey with real-time, reliable and up to date information and entertainment that they are used to get at home or at work. In addition, in the current context of world terrorism, public transport has unfortunately become a target today for acts of violence. The tragedies in London, Madrid and Moscow confirm that rail transport is not immune to this

Keywords

passenger information, infotainment, security, CCTV, control centre, train systems and rail systems.