Kansas City Southern to launch PTC tests

KSC railOn February 29, Kansas City Southern will begin Positive Train Control (PTC) Field Integration Testing (FIT), a set of intensive tests to help validate the safety of PTC technologies and hardware in a variety of scenarios, prior to full implementation across the KCS network.
The company said that the PTC team has worked diligently to prepare the New Orleans Subdivision for this testing. The team is wrapping up one phase of Verification and Validation (V&V), which consisted of validating the route, speed, critical feature locations and configuration of PTC wayside devices within the subdivision file by the geographic information systems and sgnal teams. V&V testing to date has been conducted with hi-rail vehicles.

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