TAG: railways

Netherlands employs GNSS monitoring for rail

January 11, 2017By
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The Dutch state-owned rail company NS Groep N.V. is deploying a real-time remote diagnostics monitoring system. As a core component of NS’ overall real-time monitoring architecture, the system allows railway operators to streamline maintenance costs and provide efficiencies across their fleet by automating manual tasks. NS in the Netherlands will join a growing number of large rail operators that have... read more

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Buckeye Mountain, Trimble bring GPS to railways

October 19, 2016By
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Railway technology company Buckeye Mountain and Trimble are working together to provide the railroad industry with advances in GPS solutions such as the Trimble PG200 GNSS receiver. The PG200 is a rugged, lightweight and portable receiver to use in rail and intermodal yards to identify safety zones. It also includes auto tracking on critical assets. Trimble has also been working... read more

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Derailed Train in Philadelphia Lacked Automatic Controls

May 13, 2015By

An automatic train control system — many of which use GPS — was not installed on the commuter rail route where an Amtrak train left the track on Tuesday, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. The advanced safety technology, known as positive train control, is designed to prevent high-speed derailments. Seven people were killed and more than 200 injured when... read more