2014 Transportation Finalist
Remote Condition Monitoring of London Underground Track Circuits
Author: Sam Etchell, Dale Phillips, Barry Ward, London Underground Limited
Challenge: Predicting London Underground track circuit failures that cause disruption to the travelling public, to increase signalling asset uptime and schedule appropriate maintenance, and completing the project within a compressed timeline of one year.
Solution: Desigining, certifying, and installing a large-scale distributed system to simultaneously monitor 385 deep Tube track circuit assets in real time on an operating railway from a central location. Development time and cost was reduced by using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) tools, maintainers can proactively respond to potential failures and management has a better insight into asset lifecycle.
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