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PTC Annual Report for 2015: Sounder Commuter Rail

  • 31
  • Mar
  • 2016
AUTHOR: Sounder Commuter Rail
SUBJECT: Positive Train Control
ABSTRACT: This report represents the progress towards implementing PTC for the year 2015 on Sound Transit. In the year 2015 Sound Transit completed following milestones: 1. Sound Transit contracted Xorail to install On-board PTC hardware on the Sound Transit Locomotives, Cab Cars and designated Tacoma Rail (TR) Locomotives. Sound Transit has completed installation of all required On-board PTC equipment on its vehicles. 2. Sound Transit completed installation of Wayside Interface Units (WIU)s on designated Sound Transit owned tracks. 3. Sound Transit completed field testing to verify wayside, on-board installations and data links to Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Back Office Server (BOS). 4. GIS Database is undergoing validation which will be completed by the end of 2016. 5. Sound Transit is reviewing its Revenue Service Demonstration (RSD) application and will submit by the end of the 2nd quarter 2016. Sound Transit is closely working with BNSF and FRA in planning and testing all aspects of the PTC system. Over the next several months, Sound Transit is planning to complete an RSD application and submit its PTC Safety Plan (PTCSP).
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