On the development of a full-scale Repoint Light track switch

M. L. Sarmiento-Carnevali, T. J. Harrison, S. Dutta, C. P. Ward, R. Dixon

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication8th International Conference on Railway Engineering (ICRE 2018)
    PublisherThe Institution of Engineering and Technology
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9781785618468
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    Event8th International Conference on Railway Engineering - London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 16 May 201817 May 2018
    Conference number: 8th

    Publication series

    NameIET Conference Publications


    Conference8th International Conference on Railway Engineering
    Abbreviated title ICRE 2018
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

    Bibliographical note

    Funding 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.

    Publisher Copyright:
    © 2018 Institution of Engineering and Technology. All rights reserved.


    • Fault-tolerant track switch system
    • Railway infrastructure
    • Railway track switching
    • Triplex redundancy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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