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31.01.14

ScotRail awards DAS-EM contract

TTG Transportation Technology has been awarded the contract to provide an integrated driver advisory and energy metering (DAS-EM) system for ScotRail.

The system will be fitted to the Class 334 EMU fleet to optimise driver performance and to secure energy savings. Work is expected to be complete in early 2014.

The DAS-EM system also provides maintenance access and the opportunity for future growth for things such as remote condition monitoring and diagnostics.

Mark Parsons, energy efficiency engineer for First Group Rail Division said: “We will be working with TTG to ensure the system is deployed in an effective and timely manner and the project objectives are achieved.

“We are very pleased to continue working with this supplier, with whom our collaboration has pioneered the first application of DAS to the mainline railway in the UK. We look forward to seeing the many benefits this system can bring to our operating companies.”

Dale Coleman, group managing director of TTG, said: “We are delighted to be the first company selected to supply an integrated Driver Advisory and Energy Metering system, demonstrating our commitment to the continued development of our system.

“Both systems are truly complimentary for electric trains and the benefit of an integrated system compared to two stand-alone systems is very clear.”

Arriva also recently introduced DAS by TTG, and RTM covered its use on First Great Western in a previous edition of RTM, which you can see here.

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