Repoint Light is a novel concept for track switching under development at Loughborough University. This engineering solution is designed to meet the set of functional requirements for track switching panels, in addition to offering several features that traditional designs are unable to achieve. The objective of the current phase of the Repoint project is to advance the Repoint Light concept from Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 3-4 to TRL7. TRL7 is defined by RSSB, the funding organisation as a 'prototype technology system in an operational railway environment'; i.e. a functioning Repoint Light switch deployed in a suitable test environment, integrated with signalling/power and able to accept train movements. This work focuses on the description of engineering challenges faced when introducing the concept into its real operating environment.
|Title of host publication||8th International Conference on Railway Engineering (ICRE 2018)|
|Publisher||The Institution of Engineering and Technology|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||8th International Conference on Railway Engineering - London, United Kingdom|
Duration: 16 May 2018 → 17 May 2018
Conference number: 8th
|Name||IET Conference Publications|
|Conference||8th International Conference on Railway Engineering|
|Abbreviated title||ICRE 2018|
|Period||16/05/18 → 17/05/18|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The Loughborough University Team would like to acknowledge the support of the funding body RSSB (Rail Safety and Standards Board), as well as project stakeholders Network Rail, TfL (Transport for London)/London Underground and companies involved in the development of the Repoint Light prototype.
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- Fault-tolerant track switch system
- Railway infrastructure
- Railway track switching
- Triplex redundancy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering