- Category: 3D In Industry and Government
- Published: Tuesday, 18 October 2016 14:43
- Written by Steve Cockerell
Derby Station, located in the United Kingdom, currently handles 16 passenger trains in a typical hour and 30-40 freight trains per day using tracks and signals constructed many years ago. In 2014, Network Rail, the Derby Station operator, had a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create an improved track layout at Derby, in conjunction with new track and signaling. The goal was to put in place a more flexible track layout and optimize signaling to reduce travel time for passengers, segregate traffic flows, reduce conflicting movements, and cut reactionary delays and average minute lateness. To achieve this goal – and meet new compliance requirements in the U.K. for desktop design capabilities – Network Rail turned to Track Access Services Ltd. (TAS), a Bentley development partner. Together, they created an innovative desktop-driven, 3D virtual reality modeling, and signal design process.