Barco helps Infrabel live up to its motto of 'When rail means service'
It was a step-change difference for operators of the signal box in Bruges, Belgium, when they moved to their new control center in 2005. They swapped their trusted room with relay-based signaling systems for an ergonomically designed control room, equipped with a computerized Siemens system to support them in directing rail traffic. In February 2008, their comfort levels were raised further, when a large-size Barco video wall was installed to provide a 'live' overview of their region's rail traffic situation.
The Bruges control center is just the beginning of an ambitious signal box concentration program set up by Infrabel, the manager of the Belgian rail infrastructure. By the end of 2012, Barco video walls will support operators in many more signal boxes to further enhance the efficiency and safety of Belgium's rail network.