SIGNAL+DRAHT | Ausgabe 10/2020

Increased network availability with the intelligent operation of level crossing protection systems

Oktober 2020 | Robert Busse

In addition to the reliable technical protection of level crossings (LC), it is also important to guarantee a long life cycle for level crossing protection systems (LCPS) in order to protect the investment, while keeping in mind that they commonly remain in service for more than 40 years. In the past, refurbishment cycles even reached 60 years in some cases. At present, there are more than 10,000 technically protected LC in the Deutsche Bahn AG (DB AG) network in Germany, many of which are more than 40 years old....