May 26, 2017

DB Cargo UK launch digital route learning programme

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DB Cargo’s British subsidiary, DB Cargo UK, is now offering digital route learning for its drivers in collaboration with Track Access Services (TAS).

The freight operator has created an online route-learning programme, which drivers can access via a tablet or computer, by filming routes across Britain using a specialist camera.

Digital learning runs high quality footage of the route as well as a moving map, while advising on other areas including speed restrictions and signalling. It aims to reduce the number of trains on the busy British rail network because additional journeys do not need to be undertaken for route learning, thereby reducing costs.

Freight drivers traditionally learn a route in an allotted period of time by physically travelling over it. Drivers can now review the route multiple times, and go back and forward through the footage to review certain sections again.

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