Great Western Railway

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150 and 158 fleet:

  • 5 x 2 car sets to date with the entire fleet programmed in for installation. A mixture of owned Angel and Porterbrook units. Program started late 2015.
  • Angel Trains’ 150 fleets have LED technology.
  • Porterbrook’s 158 fleets have LCD technology. These are 20 x 2-car and 1x 3-car sets
  • Both fleets entail all the above TrainFX PIS components with the exception of Passenger Counting and Passenger Emergency Alarms.
  • Operates on 24 Volt supplies using powerline communications integrating within existing train wiring. Integration to the door arm relays for signal input to the PIS.

165/6 fleet:

We supplied our LED passenger information system on 57 2-car and 3-car sets, (across both 165 and 166 series), owned by Angel Trains and operated by Greater Western Railway.

This programme commenced May 2012 with all 57 units completed within the anticipated timescales.

We designed a route running solution which would integrate with the existing Whitley’s CACU communication system. TrainFX designed and integrated a route running system with a back office based server (for unit visibility and remote downloading of route databases) which integrated with the Whitleys system where users can enter a route code into our cab controller (APISC) to gain visual and audio output. The integration was to ensure that the existing Whitley’s CACU and Emergency Passenger Communication had audio priority over the audio route announcements but with the added benefit of PRM-TSI LED visuals.

May 2014 brought another change to the fleet, where TrainFX secured a contract to replace the Whitleys CACU completely.

This entailed all the above TrainFX PIS components with the exception of Passenger Counting and Passenger Emergency Alarms. This program is currently underway with 18 units now operating in service with a complete TrainFX system.

Operates on 24 Volt supplies using powerline communications integrating within existing train wiring. Integration to the existing Passenger Communication system, door arm relays for signal input to the PIS and GSM-R PA for system audio override. Integration also to the Whitley’s CACU on older units but currently being phased for full installation of TrainFX equipment.