7 Mar 2018

Railways Use to link the arrival & departure of trains with Data Loggers

A data logger (also data recorder) is an electronic device that records data over time or in relation to location either with a built-in instrument or sensor or via external instruments and sensors

41 stations across India records Punctuality of trains through Data Loggers

Punctuality of almost 80% of mail/express trains is being monitored through this system

This system will improve punctuality of trains & provide real time train movement information to passengers.



Ministry of Railways have eliminated the practice of manually recording punctuality performance at 41 major railway junctions across zones to ensure correct reporting of such data. The Railway Board has instructed zonal railways to link the arrival and departure of trains with data loggers from January 1 2018 without the fear of drop in punctuality and report authentic punctuality status.

 A data logger (also data recorder) is an electronic device that records data over time by sensing status of relays. Railway zones have provided such data loggers this across 41 stations which include Howrah, Mumbai CST, Mughalsarai, Lucknow, Kanpur, Chennai Central, Ahmedabad and Bangalore.

It has been an endeavour of Indian Railways to run trains punctually and provide information to their customers more current, reliable and accurate, with minimal human intervention.  Data Loggers were provided at Stations to monitor the status of functioning of signaling gears.  For train control, Optical Fibre network has also been laid and linked to control centres of the Divisions.

            It was decided to utilize these data loggers for capturing trains running information & update Control Office Application (COA) automatically at the central server.  For this purpose, to start with, the data loggers of one terminal station and one more station at each zonal railway is linked with COA through optical fibre backbone for automatically picking up the train running status.   The work at 17 terminal stations and 17 other stations has been implemented as a pilot project. The system has been working since 1st Jan.2018 and extended to total 41 stations.  (List attached)

            As on date, punctuality of almost 80% of mail/express trains is being monitored through this system.  It has been planned to further expand the network covering all the terminal stations.  With the implementation of this system, the information available to the passenger is reliable and more current.




List  of Railway stations zones where data loggers have been provided : S. No. Station    Division                                                           Railway
1          Khandwa                                Bhusawal                    CR

2          Balahrshah                              Nagpur                        CR

3          Roha                                        Mumbai                       CR

4          Mumbai CST                           Mumbai                      CR

5          Asansol                                   Asansol                       ER

6          Howrah                                   Howrah                       ER

7          East Outer Cabin                    Mughalsarai                 ECR

8          Manpur                                    Mughalsarai                 ECR

9          Mughalsarai(NEWC)              Mughalsarai                 ECR

10        Goldenganj                             Sonpur                         ECR

11        Seemapur                                Sonpur                         ECR

12        KIUL                                      Danapur                      ECR

13        Pradankhunta                          Dhanbad                     ECR

14        Bhubaneshwar                        Khurda Road              ECoR

15        Bhadrakh                                Khurda Road               ECoR

16        Duvvada                                 Waltair                        ECoR

17        Chipyana                                 Delhi                           NR

18        Palwal                                     Delhi                           NR

19        Kanpur                                    Allahabad                    NCR

20        Lucknow Jn                            Lucknow                     NER

21        Gorakhpur RRI                      Lucknow                     NER

22        Varanasi City                          Varanasi                      NER

23        Guwahati                                Lumding                     NFR

24        New Bongaigaon-3 cabins      Rangiya                       NFR

25        Rani nagarJalpaiguri                Katihar                        NFR


26
Old Malda Jn
Katihar
NFR

27

Katihar RRI-3 cabins

Katihar

NFR

28

Jaipur

Jaipur

NWR

29

Rewari

Jaipur

NWR

30

Chennai Central

Chennai

SR

31

Jolarpetttai

Chennai

SR

32

Gudur

Vijayawada

SCR

33

Secuderabad

Secuderabad

SCR

34

Jharsuguda

Chakradharpur

SER

35

Bilaspur

Bilaspur

SECR

36

Banglore

Banglore

SWR

37

Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad

WR

38

Nagda

Ratlam

WR

39

Bina

Bhopal

WCR

40

Jabalpur

Jabalpur

WCR

41

New Katni Jn

Jabalpur

WCR