New York area transit takes innovative steps increasing safety and efficiency
A New York area passenger transit has acquired Strukton Rail North America Inc.’s remotely controlled ZKL 3000 RC shunting devices.
The transit will use the innovative rail tech to further improve the safety of its track workers, while reducing downtime of the network. Interruptions of train operations will be kept at a minimum thanks to this increased safety and efficiency.
The ZKL 3000 RC is a preinstalled shunting device from Strukton’s technology partner Dual Inventive. The innovation supports safe and efficient track access for railroad workers by allowing authorized workers to remotely activate and deactivate the shorting action. Once installed, the shunt removes the need to enter the track to place or remove shunting devices. An app on either a smartphone or tablet is used to operate the ZKL 3000 RC.
When switched, ZKL 3000 RC simulates a train in the section, causing the track circuit to show ‘OCCUPIED’, thus placing the protecting signals at danger. The section is immediately blocked, enabling rail workers to perform work on the track in a safe and efficient way.