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Report
Traffic Management System
And
Passenger Information System
Western Railway Experience
Contents
 Need for an integrated control room
 TMS - introduction
 Visible Benefits to Customer derived from the project
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 TMS - functionality
Integrated control room - Why ?
 Passengers’ concerns
– Safe travel
– Correct and timely information
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More avenues of getting this information
– Availability of travel options
– Comfort
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– Punctuality
Integrated control room - Why (?) ...2
– Pass on correct information to station masters for safe & efficient train
operation
– Ensure trains run as per time table
– Handle deviations in timetable factoring in unusual events/accidents.
– Quick decision making to optimize line capacity
– Ensure that ASMs execute Control Room instructions
 What he really does?
– Imagine the current condition in mind
– Keeps updating his own picture in mind by taking fresh inputs from station
masters.
– Keeps filling arrival/departure time for trains at major stations
– In times of emergency, decision-making takes time – limitations of latest
information about the event
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 What is the controller supposed to do?
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Modular
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Robust
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Open
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Proven
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Scalable
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TMS Traffic Management Systems
Train
Planning
Train Operation
Train Control
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TMS - Composition
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TMS
Modular, Open System
TMS is not just a ‘auto charting’
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TMS
Centralised Traffic Control
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TMS-WR Functionality Overview
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State of the art Control Room
Live Indications of station layout for close monitoring
Interface with RVPU
Alarms (Signaling / Traffic )
Train Describer System
Timetable Systems
Passenger Information
Management Information
Train Graph
Log Replay Facility for investigation
Remote Control Operations (CTC)
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 Traffic Management System (TMS) for Railway Control Room
Applications
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WR traffic controller before TMS
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TMS-WR Control Room
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Typical Operator Station
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TMS Live Indication - Churchgate
Route Set
Rake #
Signal Aspect
Slots
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Diamond crossing
Points
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Train #
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TMS Train Describer System
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TMS Remote Control DDR
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TMS Alarms
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TMS Log Replay
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TMS - Passenger Information
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TMS - Passenger Information
Sch. Time EIM Mode Coach
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Pf Destination
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TMS - Passenger Information - 2
Sch. Time EIM Mode Coach
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Pf Destination
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TMS Management Information Train Control Chart
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TMS Management Information Punctuality Report
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TMS Train Graph
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Major benefits from the project
 Real time information on train traffic available on Projection
screens and also on Controllers workstations
 Controller now ‘CONTROLS’ the traffic instead of recording and
working the phones
 Failure analysis based on Log & replay facility
 Generation of MIS reports – Train Control Charts, Punctuality
reports, Train Graphs and Failure reports
 Multi-pronged communication facilitates better handling of
unusual incidents
– Motorman/guard to control room
– Motorman to motorman
– Motorman to guard
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– Nothing is left for imagination since updated information is available
leading to safety enhancement.
Major benefits from the project (passengers)
 Then
 Now
– Passengers now know when their train is arriving (Expected in Minutes)
– Multi-level dissemination of train information
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Indicators on platforms
VDUs on strategic station locations
Multi-lingual voice announcements
– Information about next 2 trains per platform
– Automatic announcements ensure timely and correct information
– Better forecasting is possible
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– Passengers waited on FOB to find which train would come first
– Passengers had information about only single train per platform
– Occasional errors in making announcements
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TMS – Customer testimonial
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Thank You

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