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TrackOps Depot

Mobile operator terminals for depot area
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TrackOps Depot

TrackOps Depot is a solution integrated in our Iltis traffic management system that enables local control of depot areas. By using mobile devices, staff in the depot area can view the operational state of depot tracks and set shunting routes directly on site.

Mobile operator terminals for depot area

The TrackOps Depot control system allows the operational processes in depots to be processed in a streamlined and transparent manner. Seamless integration in our Iltis traffic management system ensures optimum coordination between the dispatcher in the operations control center and the foreman shunter on site. Meanwhile, the improved overview of the operating situation enhances the safety of personnel working on the track.


Intitial situation

Coordination of shunting operation between the foreman shunter on site and the dispatcher in the operations control center typically required circuituous communication. Personnel working on the track often lack a complete overview of operations and different systems were used for shunting and passenger traffic. Now with TrackOps Depot, shunting movements can be operated locally with our Iltis N traffic management system, thus simplifying operation and control significantly.


Architecture of TrackOps Depot

Improved flexibility in the depot area for shunt routes and switch maintenance

TrackOps Depot in use by Matterhorn Gotthard Railways

The foreman shunter takes on the role of local dispatcher at the Glisergrund depot, managing and monitoring shunting traffic.

Control and display on the stationary and mobile operator terminals are limited to the locally operated Glisergrund zone and are only effective when local operation is enabled at the Glisergrund depot. Parallel operation of multiple mobile operator terminals at the same time allows everyone on the track to view on-going operation.

The control function can only be performed from the foreman shunter’s operator terminal; this terminal is active, while all others are passive. However, control can be requested from a passive operator terminal. Only shunting routes can be set at the Glisergrund depot and not main routes.

No safety-critical functions are implemented on the depot application server. This means that control and display on the operator terminals are also not considered safe. Consent to shunting is issued on the basis of shunt signals in the outdoor installation.

User authentication and autorization for logging in on the mobile operator terminals is synchronized with Active Directory of the railway operator.