Centralized Traffic Control

Centralized
Traffic Control

Track Warrant Control

Track
Warrant Control

Mobile Worker

Mobile
Worker

Overview

RailComm’s DOC® CTC, is the traffic control solution for territories with operations that dispatch on signaled territory. Our Centralized Traffic Control application provides a user-friendly graphical interface that provides safety, accuracy and efficiency to your operation. Begin with a smaller system and build upward as your resources allow, making the transition to RailComm as affordable as it is easy.

Railroads with freight and passenger operations benefit from RailComm’s DOC system as it allows them to dispatch all type of trains and services with defined configuration parameters for each of them, all from the same platform.

Integrating SCADA capabilities with your CTC system is possible with RailComm’s DOC CTC. Railroads can control and monitor wayside signals, power devices, substations, heaters, gates and bridges, among other infrastructure along your mainline and stations. When the movement of your trains depends on powered track, you can count on RailComm’s DOC system to help your dispatcher select the best route based on availability of catenary or third rail power.

Main features of our DOC system for mainline CTC application include:

  • Individual switch control
  • Entrance / Exit (NX) routing
  • Route stacking
  • Route slotting
  • Restrictive Aspect Indication
  • Return-to-Train
  • Remote switch blocking

With RailComm’s CTC system, mainline dispatchers have a user-friendly tool to perform their normal operation in a safe and effective way. The system manages the dispatcher transfer process and the issuance of track bulletins and other track and employee protections, based on the railroad’s specific ruleset of operation. The system is able to handle multiple rulesets for railroads that operate different rules in different subdivisions or territories.

In addition to the graphical user interface, the dispatcher has access to other DOC modules, including electronic train sheets that support the management of train calls, train resources, train delays, weather and more. All modules can be accessed through the graphical user interface, which makes the dispatcher operation very efficient.

For communication with the field, the CTC system provides the ability to support multiple communications protocols and methods (including serial, modem, Modbus, IP, Genisys, DataTrain IV, and DataTrain VIII). The system is designed to accept new methods and protocol (existing and future) with minimal modification. RailComm’s controllers are installed within the signaling bungalows at each control point to establish the communication between the field and the RailComm servers.

At the central office, the operation is carried out using an arrangement of DOC servers and workstations based on the dispatching needs. Thanks to DOC’s architecture the CTC system can be used in conjunction with other DOC applications for mainline train control such as Track Warrant Control, without the need for purchasing additional infrastructure.

RailComm’s CTC system is available on a client-server architecture or hosted as Service-as-a-Software on RailComm’s cloud.