ECoR’s EOTT Field Trial To Run Trains Without Guards Between Two Sections In Odisha Successful

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has successfully conducted field trial of End of Train Telemetry (EOTT) system to run trains without guards for the first time in Indian Railways in a freight train between Talcher and Paradip sections. Electric Loco Shed, Angul has commissioned and tested the product.

EOTT consists of HOT (Head of Train) fitted in locomotive and EOT (End of Train) fitted on last vehicle of the train. EOTT has Global Positioning System (GPS) module to indicate location of the train, Global System for Mobile (GSM) communication module to transfer data to server and radio device for communication and control between HOT (front unit) and EOT (rear unit). High Visibility Marker light flasher device in EOT is provided with automatic switching ON and OFF based on the ambient light condition.

This technology will eliminate the requirement of Brake Van and practice of employing guard in the train. One additional wagon can be connected in place of Brake Van thereby enhancing the scope of earning revenue.

The EOTT is a cutting edge technology that is used worldwide for operation of trains without brake van and guard. It is an ambitious project of the Railways which has been put on fast track mode.

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