East Coast Railways adapts first EOTT system in Indian Railways

 Monday, December 21, 2020 

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The East Coast Railways (ECoR) has adapted to the End of Train Telemetry (EOTT) system and this will help trains to run without guards. It is the first railway zone in the country to use the cutting edge technology for operation of trains without brake van and guards. Indian Railways has also carried out trial runs between Talcher and Paradip section recently when a freight train successfully reached destination with EOTT system in place. Electric Loco Shed, Angul has commissioned and tested the technology.

EOTT system ideally comprises of Head of Train (HOT) and it is fitted in locomotive and End of Train (EOT) fitted on last vehicle of the train. EOTT has Global Positioning System (GPS) module to indicate location of the train and Global System for Mobile (GSM) communication module to transfer data to server besides the radio device for communication and control between HOT and EOT.

High visibility marker light flasher device in EOT has been provided with automatic switching on and off based on the ambient light condition. Break power pressure of the last vehicle of the train is displayed to train driver in the HOT display in cab of the locomotive. The driver can confirm break power pressure drop in the train up to last vehicle during application of air brake by observing break power pressure of last vehicle remotely in the HOT display.

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