US-based Harsco's Protran Technology has secured a contract to equip new safety systems on the full regional railway fleet in Denver, Colorado.
Protran designed and produced the new Roadway Worker Protection System (RWP) and Collision Avoidance System (CAS).
Systems are planned to be installed across all 400 of Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) train units and provide support for track maintenance crews.
Protran’s Collision Avoidance System (CAS) will be installed on the district’s on-track equipment.
RTD Denver provides transportation to an estimated 2.8 million people, covering a total of 2,400 square miles in eight counties.
Set to begin shortly, installations are intended to be complete during the second half of the year.
Maintenance work crews can use Protran’s RWP alerts to track an approaching train or other railway vehicle entering their work zone.
CAS uses real-time distance measures combined with audio-visual alerts and enforces safe operating distances between railway work equipment, track workers, and restricted areas.
In March 2015, Harsco acquired Protran Technology, which designs and produces safety systems for transportation and industrial applications.
Protran's railway track worker and train operator safety systems help protect personnel from potential collisions and other dangerous situations.
Harsco Rail is a global provider of railway track maintenance equipment and services.