T&W control room upgrade

THE Tyne and Wear Metro’s control room in South Gosforth, Newcastle, will receive a £12million upgrade.

It features new computerised signalling control that should make operations more efficient.

The work is part of the Metro’s £350million ‘all change’ modernisation programme.

A mock-up of how the Metro’s new RTMS will look. Nexus

The new Rail Traffic Management System (RTMS) is a computerised-signalling control system, supplied by Derby-based firm Resonate.

The scalable digital system, which offers features such as automatic route setting,
will transform the current layout of the control room by replacing the current display board and button system with five 65-inch plasma screens controlled by a PC keyboard and mouse.

Work to install the RTMS is due to take place over the weekend of August 4-5, when Metro services will still run, but with some disruption.

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