CBTC for complex rail environments

Communications-based train control (CBTC) is evolving into a signaling option for all railroads. The technology currently is employed at a dozen or so passenger railroads and airport trams, and several others in the North American rail industry are considering whether to adopt it.

To help more railroads meet today’s demanding operational challenges — including the addition of positive train control — several suppliers are trying to enhance their CBTC systems for increasingly complex rail environments. Meanwhile, others are working to develop and market their system for broader rail industry applications, including freight rail.

To learn more about how suppliers are adapting their CBTC systems to meet current demands, read this article I authored for our February issue. If you have a thought or story to share on CBTC, please use the comment section below.

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