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After Zugunglücken : train 600 old positioners to is nationwide

After several serious railway accidents with dead and injured, the Deutsche Bahn (DB) plans to equip over the next five years, around 600 older positioners with

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After Zugunglücken : train 600 old positioners to is nationwide

After several serious railway accidents with dead and injured, the Deutsche Bahn (DB) plans to equip over the next five years, around 600 older positioners with additional safety technology. In a first step, a DB spokeswoman for the German press Agency will be modernized this year nationwide, up to 50 Parking works, said.

On the list of initial designated assets, the positioner is in Aichach, near Augsburg, where, in may of 2018, a passenger train on a stationary freight train was driving. The 37-year-old driver of the train of the Bayerische regiobahn and a 73-year-old passenger were killed, and 14 passengers were injured.

The Augsburg public Prosecutor's office determined since the accident against the DB-dispatcher on suspicion of negligent homicide and other offenses. The investigations are not yet complete, Details to the cause of the crash has not disclosed to the prosecution so far. When it comes to a possible process that is not yet in sight.

In the retrofit provided for 600-mechanical and electro-mechanical Interlocking, the dispatcher control, so far only to view which tracks are free. In the future, the railway employees will be supported by technology. "The dispatcher is running, for example, in its infrastructure audit by looking an error, then the technology can block the entrance on a busy Track," said the railway spokesperson.

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Newer positioners are equipped with track vacancy detection systems operating on the occupied rails to prevent it. Overall, the DB has nationwide around 2700 positioners, of which about 1000 with old technology. In the past few years, the railway has reduced the number of these small plants already. In the case of the remaining was assessed according to criteria such as the number of trains and the speed, which need to be modernised.

modernization will take until 2023

in addition to Aichach will be retrofitted this year, for example, the positioners in town all village in Central Hesse, in Salem, on lake Constance, in Niebüll (Schleswig-Holstein) and Berlin-Lichtenberg. First of all, the DB wants to test the technology in North Rhine-Westphalia in Kerken-Nieukerk on the route Cologne-Kleve and in the upper Bavarian Utting on the route Corby-Weilheim. These two pilot plants were being retooled, and went in the near future, said the spokeswoman.

The complete modernization of all 600 positioners will last until the year 2023. The railway expects costs in the amount of 90 million euros. The financing was currently being discussed with the Federal Ministry of transport.

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