SIGNAL+DRAHT | Issue 07-08/2020

Netherlands: ProRail, Lineas and Alstom test automatic shunting according to GoA4

August 2020 | Editor

The Dutch infrastructure manager ProRail, together with the freight railways Lineas and Alstom, will carry out a trial of automatic shunting. The aim is to show how operations can be optimised by fully automatic trains in view of the growing demand for shunting operations. The tests on ATO (Automatic Train Operation) are to be carried out in 2021 at the highest level of automation GoA4 in a marshalling yard. Alstom will equip a Lineas shunting locomotive with automatic control technology and an intelligent obstacle detection and identification system....

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