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ICF FIXES THE TRACK BREAKDOWN BETWEEN VILAGARCÍA DE AROUSA – A ESCRAVITUDE IN RECORD TIME

In just two months, the railway signalling company ICF has solved a shunting problem that was causing delays on line 818 in Galicia, Spain. The rust that covered the tracks caused shunting problems on the rails, which in turn incorrectly showed the occupation of the track circuit, necessitating the use of telephone blocking and the intervention of maintenance personnel, with the consequent delay of the trains and increased workplace safety risks.

The Railway Infrastructure Administrator, ADIF, asked ICF for help to solve the problem urgently. The company managed to restore service in a record time of two months, thanks to the installation of its AC-900 Axle Counter System, which after almost a year in service, allows detecting the presence of the train regardless of the state of the track with a SIL 4 safety level, and monitor the operation of the equipment remotely in real time.