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Positive Train Control Name Course School Table of Contents Article No. Topic Page No. 1.1 Introduction 3 1.2 Summary 5 1.3 Current Thinking 6 1.4 Conclusion 9 1.5 References 11 Positive Train Control 1.1 Introduction The Rail Safety Improvement Act (RSIA) enforced in the year 2008 necessitates the implementation of the system of Positive Train Control (PTC) across a considerable segment of the rail industry of the Nation till the date 31 December 2015.
Implementation of PTC is anticipated to range over the total rail track mileage of 70,000. PTC is basically a technology of train control that is processor or communication based meant to reduce the frequency of collisions between trains, derailments upon over-speeding, attacks into the defined zones of work, and a train’s improper movement through the main line switch. The systems of PTC are needed to execute various types of functions. There is a wide range of PTC systems that vary depending upon a number of factors that include but are not limited to the level of sophistication and complexity of the functionality and automation implemented by them, their wayside system which can be cab signaled, block signaled, or non-signaled, the kind of system architecture used, and the level of control they can achieve over the train. Use of the PTC system in the railroad industry has increased the safety of traveling by train manifolds. ...
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