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Intelligent Rail Yards: Fast-track to Future-Ready Operations

 

Rakesh Sahu

Senior Business Consultant, TTH, TCS

Improving rail yard efficiency and reliability with digitalization

Changing business models, operational inefficiencies and consolidation initiatives have resulted in the shutting down of rail yards across North America and Europe. As rail yards look at turning around their operations, they need to address the following challenges:

  • Increased congestion in yard
  • Safety of resources including staff and rail infrastructure
  • Delay in dispatch of trains
  • Lack of visibility of car/wagon location in large yards

Modernization is critical for rail yards to perform efficiently. Smart rail yards through a combination of optimization in operational processes and vision-based solutions can enhance their efficiencies with increased reliability and safety.