US-based New York, Susquehanna and Western (NYSW) Railway has chosen Rockwell Collins’ ARINC RailwayNet service to comply with the Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation requirements of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008.

ARINC RailwayNet is a hosted network, messaging and application platform developed for the passenger and freight railroads that form common communication infrastructure for PTC solutions.

Operators use PTC solutions to check and control certain train movements to help address rail safety issues such as train-to-train collisions, enforce speed limits and protect employees working on the tracks.

“Through RailwayNet, Rockwell Collins is helping NYSW meet the PTC mandate efficiently, cost-effectively and securely.”

Rockwell Collins surface transportation and critical infrastructure systems vice-president Kenneth Schreder said:“Rockwell Collins’ service allows for interoperability between the short line and commuter rails with the Class I railroads to deliver PTC safety benefits with reduced operational deployment risks for smaller lines.

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“Through RailwayNet, Rockwell Collins is helping NYSW meet the PTC mandate efficiently, cost-effectively and securely.”

NYSW currently operates more than 400 miles of track in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania to serve 85 customers.

The company facilitates the transport of various commodities, including feed ingredients, lumber and other building materials, as well as plastics, food products, paper products, motor vehicles and chemicals.

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Last October, Virginia Railway Express (VRE) signed a deal with Rockwell Collins to implement the ARINC RailwayNet service on its locomotives.

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