SIGNAL+DRAHT | Issue 03/2001

Modern Passenger Information Systems

March 2001 | Friedrich Feistle

The desire to provide comprehensive passenger information at every point in the railway network whilst further reducing numbers in staff lends an increased urgency to the demand for cost-effective, fully automatic passenger information systems. Based on external sources providing timetable and process data, new train-stop detecting sensors and complex algorithms developed through many years of experience in train operations, passenger information systems are today largely able to fulfil this demand. With the support of fully automatic systems of this kind information managers are able to monitor and control passenger information for an entire region.