09 April 2021 Asia and Indonesia

End-of-Train Telemetry for Indian Railways

Submitted by Manie Bernard, CEO Inteletrack, South Africa Traditionally in general operations, the Indian Railways make use of a Guards Van and Guards, with two-way radios to inform the train driver of the air brake pressure at the last railcar. This is done to confirm that the braking system is charged and operating correctly. Recently, as a result of a major policy decision, the Indian railways have decided to replace the traditional Guards Van with an end-of-train telemetry (EOTT) system.

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