The Baltimore North Avenue Yard is a staging yard where trains are parked and maintained. A manual system enables train drivers to stop at both entries and switch tracks to determine their route within the yard. The operation is tedious and time consuming. To automate the functionality and modernize the yard, the first task was to use the latest technology for reliable and precise train detection. In addition, the benefits of such a system were defined as inventory management by keeping track of the number of axles in the yard for optimum utilization of the facility.
Baltimore North Avenue Yard
LEARN HOW MTA MARYLAND MODERNIZED ITS STAGING YARD USING FRAUSCHER AXLE COUNTERS AND WHEEL SENSORS