WIT Press


Computer Aided Railway Engineering

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR980061

Volume

37

Pages

7

Published

1998

Size

578 kb

Author(s)

G.A. Fries & J. van Sprakelaar

Abstract

The Netherlands Railways currently makes use of a number of distinct types of train control systems. All these systems are based on generic application software supplemented by location-specific configuration data describing the infrastructure topography. The scale of this data is such that manual input is unrealistic. A framework of computer-based tools has therefore been developed to support the engineering of the configuration data. This paper describes this framework. 1 Introduction For over 10 years, the Netherlands Railways has been engaged in the development and implementation of several types of train control system in support of train services. The first train control systems to be implemented on a large scale were as follows: • Electronic Control Post (EBP). This system offered the functi

Keywords