Virginia Railway Express selects Rockwell Collins’ ARINC RailwayNetSM for hosted Positive Train Control solution

ARINC RailwayNet

Virginia Railway Express has signed an agreement with Rockwell Collins to implement the company’s ARINC RailwayNet℠ service on their locomotives. Click to enlarge

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Oct. 4 , 2017) - Working to increase safety and reliability and with a focus on meeting the Positive Train Control (PTC) requirements mandated by the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008, Virginia Railway Express (VRE) has signed an agreement with Rockwell Collins to implement the company’s ARINC RailwayNetSM service.

ARINC RailwayNet is a hosted network, messaging and application platform for passenger and freight railroads which creates a common communication infrastructure for PTC solutions. PTC systems monitor and control train movements to improve safety. The systems address specific safety conditions and are designed to enforce speed limits, prevent collisions and protect employees working on the tracks.

“Many in the rail industry are working hard to meet the upcoming PTC mandate,” said Ken Schreder, vice president, Strategic Programs and Surface Transportation Systems for Rockwell Collins.
“ARINC RailwayNet provides the network connections and office applications required to exchange critical information among Class I railroads and their partner short line and commuter railroads. Through RailwayNet, Rockwell Collins is helping VRE meet the PTC mandate efficiently, cost-effectively and securely.”

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