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Title: On the development of a full-scale Repoint Light track switch
Authors: Sarmiento-Carnevali, M.L.
Harrison, Tim J.
Dutta, Saikat
Ward, Christopher P.
Dixon, Roger
Keywords: Railway track switching
Fault-tolerant track switch system
Triplex redundancy
Railway infrastructure
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: © Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Citation: SARMIENTO-CARNEVALI, M.L. ... et al, 2018. On the development of a full-scale Repoint Light track switch. Presented at the 8th International Conference on Railway Engineering (ICRE 2018), London, UK, 16-17 May 2018.
Abstract: Repoint Light is a novel concept for track switching under development at Loughborough University. This engineering solution is designed to meet the set of functional requirements for track switching panels, in addition to offering several features that traditional designs are unable to achieve. The objective of the current phase of the Repoint project is to advance the Repoint Light concept from Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 3-4 to TRL7. TRL7 is defined by RSSB, the funding organisation as a 'prototype technology system in an operational railway environment'; i.e. a functioning Repoint Light switch deployed in a suitable test environment, integrated with signalling/power and able to accept train movements. This work focuses on the description of engineering challenges faced when introducing the concept into its real operating environment.
Description: This paper is a postprint of a paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Railway Engineering (ICRE 2018) and is subject to Institution of Engineering and Technology Copyright. The copy of record is available at the IET Digital Library.
Sponsor: The Loughborough University Team would like to acknowledge the support of the funding body RSSB (Rail Safety and Standards Board), as well as project stakeholders Network Rail, TfL (Transport for London)/London Underground and companies involved in the development of the Repoint Light prototype.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1049/cp.2018.0074
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/33326
Publisher Link: http://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2018.0074
ISBN: 9781785618468
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Presentations (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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