US firm ARINC will supply an integrated rail operations control system and predictive train arrival / departure system for the 77-mile Caltrain commuter rail line, serving the San Francisco peninsula and California’s Santa Clara Valley.

The system will be based on the company’s advanced information management rail control and customer information software platforms, and will use GPS technology to monitor train movement.

The solution will help Caltrain to centralise its rail operations, providing the most current and accurate arrival and departure information, according to Arinc.

The contract has been awarded by Caltrain operator Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board.

Caltrain operates 90 trains daily, carrying 36,000 passengers and serving 32 commuter stations.