The innovative system uses algorithms to assess different types of trains running across the network to forecast their onward journey and highlight any potential conflict or delay. When it detects a possible disruption, the system enables real-time re-planning, allowing services to be adjusted and minimises delays.
This development will introduce a link between the Signalling Control system and the Operation Management system.
TMS-specific skills were integral to moving this project into testing. CCD’s human factors and ergonomics integration looked at system-wide ergonomics. Scenario-based analysis, user workshops, signalling interface UX and ergonomic readiness were just a few components of our Human Factors integration plan.
This project is part of Network Rail’s vision for Digital Railway. “Thousands of passengers will benefit from the introduction of this cutting-edge technology that could reduce train delays by up to 15% on the main lines out of London Paddington,” said David Waboso, group managing director for Digital Railway.