SAFETY system specialist Hima­-Sella is to reveal the next generation of its Tracklink product at Infrarail 2008.

The Tracklink technology has been widely used to implement selective door opening. Network Rail signed a contract in January worth £130 000 to fit Tracklink II technology as part of the Thameslink upgrade (p172). The system works by communicating data to passing trains about the length of the platforms at the next station, thus allowing the correct number of doors to be released.

Infrarail will see the launch of Tracklink III, which Hima-Sella expects to offer significant savings in maintenance and installation costs. 'Tracklink III is a passive system that sends data to passing trains when interrogated', says Eddy Turnock, Sales & Marketing Director at Hima-Sella. 'It should be virtually maintenance-free.'

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