WIT Press


Train Information Management System For Tokyo Commuter Trains

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR000891

Volume

50

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

971 kb

Author(s)

T. Endo & H. Mase

Abstract

Train information management system for Tokyo commuter trains T. Endo* & H. Mase^ ' Rolling Stock Section, Transport and Rolling Stock Department, East Japan Railway Company, Japan * Train Information Systems Designing Section Rolling Stock Systems Department, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Transmission & Distribution, Transportation Systems Center, Japan Abstract The East Japan Railway Company owns a fleet of 8, 000 commuter and suburban train cars to carry commuter traffic in Tokyo's metropolitan zone. For the purpose of maintaining current level of service quality and further upgrading it, we have succeeded in developing a new type of electric car: The Series E231. After elemental development, the prototype of one-unit cars were completed in 1998 and the specifications for serial production were finalized. The primary functions of the new cars are as follows: 1. Train Information Management System (TIMS) is installed to enhance monitoring functions, concentrate and integrat

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