Train Tracking In Seconds: Indian Railways Installs Real Time Train Information System In 2,700 Locomotives

by Arun Kumar Das - Sep 24, 2022 10:58 AM +05:30 IST
Train Tracking In Seconds: Indian Railways Installs Real Time Train Information System In 2,700 Locomotives Indian Railways installs RITS devices for real-time train tracking.
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  • The Train Control can now track the location and speed of RTIS enabled locomotives more closely, without any manual intervention.

Using newer technologies for tracking of trains, Indian Railways has installed Real Time Train Information System (RTIS) devices in over 2,000 locomotives, enabling seamless information flow for automatic charting of trains.

Developed in collaboration with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), RTIS gives mid-section updates with a periodicity of 30 seconds.

RTIS is being installed on the locomotives for automatic acquisition of train movement timing at the stations, including that of arrival and departure or run-through.

They get automatically plotted on the control chart of those trains in the Control Office Application (COA) system.

The Train Control can now track the location and speed of RTIS enabled locomotives/trains more closely, without any manual intervention.

RTIS devices have been installed for 2,700 locomotives in 21 electric loco sheds. As part of Phase-II roll out, 6,000 more locomotives across 50 loco sheds shall be covered by utilising ISRO’s Satcom hub.

Currently, GPS feed from around 6,500 locomotives is being directly fed into the COA. This has enabled automatic charting of trains and real time information flow to passengers through COA and NTES integration.

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Arun Kumar Das is a senior journalist covering railways. He can be contacted at akdas2005@gmail.com.


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