Jersey_Mike wrote:The cab signal display unit is an interesting choice due to the size of its footprint on the control console. New Jersey Transit recently had to deal with fitting a new technology cab signal apparatus to their older fleet of rolling stock and their solution was a 4"x6" LDC display taking the place of the old speedometer on the 'A pillar' corner of the MU cab. Amtrak and it's tenant operators just fitted this magic black box for its new ACSES system. A similar magic box has been fitted for the ITCS system out in Michigan which has the same functionality as ETRMS.
Really? And there was I think they were always having problems with cost overruns, though to be fair they do seem to be getting better.edwin_m wrote:They've spent most of the money on the Cambrian (they hope) so it ought to be far cheaper to carry on than to throw it away and install something else. According to a colleague who understands these things, £100m is a drop in the ocean for NR and they never manage to spend up to their budget anyway.
edwin_m wrote:As far as I'm aware one of the objectives of the Cambrian scheme was to get a view on the actual costs of ERTMS. If it comes out more expensive than conventional or modular signalling, then some of the later ERTMS schemes might not happen and there will be savings in the next control period (from 2014). I suspect EU directives pretty much force them to use it when the principal main lines are resignalled.
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