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PTC Annual Report for 2015: Amtrak

  • 31
  • Mar
  • 2016
AUTHOR: Amtrak
REPORT NUMBER: FRA 2010-0029
SUBJECT: Positive Train Control
ABSTRACT: Amtrak implemented its ACSES system on the NEC between New Rochelle, NY and Washington, DC in 2015. Amtrak had previously completed its PTC implementation on the Michigan Line between Porter, IN and Kalamazoo, MI. Radio Spectrum was purchased for the NEC, Harrisburg Line, Springfield Line and Hudson Line during 2015. Amtrak obtained FCC approvals for the use of this spectrum. Amtrakā€™s Harrisburg Line between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, PA was in the final stages of testing at the end of 2015 and all Electric locomotives received ACSES upgrades with the new display units and new data radio systems. Amtrak began negotiations with ARINC and Wabtec for a hosted back office server to handle its fleet that operates over the host freight carriers.
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