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Baltic railway employees have learned how to work with the new diagnostic train

At the turn of July, Latvian Railway will receive a computerized research railcar KVL-ARKS, developed and made by Russian specialists.

The goal of this railcar - the automated monitoring and diagnostics of the conditions of the automatics and telemechanics devices, train radio communications tools and overhead contact system. As opposed to Russia, in Latvia the research railcar is used as a tool for inspection of the railway infrastructure only a few times a year.

According to Paul Budrevich (Telecommunications engineer, Technical management of the Latvian Railway) a previous research railcar is reach the end of its service life and no longer meet modern requirements. Latvian colleagues announced the tender, which was attended by several companies. Tender won the company INFOTRANS from Samara.

“The control and diagnostics systems inside this railcar allow to analyze the full range of the received signals from the floor units in real time, despite the noisy signals, - said the Deputy Chairman of board of directors INFOTRANS Valery Kachur. - This is important in terms of railcar operation and quality signals generation from the objects of the railway infrastructure”.

The structure of systems and sensors inside the railcar, outside the car body and on the elements of carriages protects them from the environmental activity. Onboard automatic system, equipped with GLONASS/GPS, allows to create a route and determines the driving direction on the switches before the test journey.

According to Vladimir Korsya (Director of the training center INFOTRANS) Latvian specialists have been trained to work with the research railcar.

Three railcars KVL-ARKS operate on the North Caucasus, Western Siberian and the Kuibyshevskaya railways.