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ADComms launches transformational AI rail operations system

ADComms has launched its new data aggregation and intelligent connected software system, Monica Hub.

Monica Hub will transform rail operations through the real-time integration of critical operational systems data, supported by AI. This will enable operators, infrastructure managers and rolling stock maintainers to deliver high-quality and cost-efficient journeys for passengers.

The platform integrates and combines data from more than 70 sources including on-train, station and infrastructure sensors, Train Management Systems, CCTV, DARWIN, and GPS. Users to utilise a range of analytical tools to interpret the data, with the possibility of additional bespoke functionality and analytics based on customer requirements.

Craig Scott, CEO of ADComms, said, “Developing technology such as Monica Hub is going to be vital for running the railways of the future as operators need to manage more and more data.  Our innovations team has worked tirelessly to make Monica Hub practical, easy to implement and completely flexible.”

“The fact that Monica Hub can work with any data feed means it is extremely economical to install: there is no need to replace existing systems or buy new ones. - something that our customers appreciate.  The fact that we have already installed the system on fleets for Northern, Merseyrail and Transport for London - both legacy and new stock - shows how adaptable it is.”

Data is transmitted from the train, station or infrastructure via a wayside, utilising mobile and fixed telecoms, track-to-train antennae systems or leaky feeder depending on customer requirements.

A spokesperson for Northern Trains said, “Northern Trains continue to work with ADComms supporting the legacy fleet wide deployment of a combined solution of CCTV and Passenger Counting. We have seen significant improvements in real time information both onboard and off the train, bringing real insight to Northern operationally. As ADComms advance further into the technology enhancement the use of AI will further benefit how Northern provide critical systems for 2024 and beyond.”

By 2025 more than 3000 carriages, or 15% of the UK rail and underground fleets, as well as dozens of stations, will be connected to Monica Hub.

Monica Hub is licensed on a pay-as-you-go model, with limited initial investment. A range of complimentary  systems are offered including:


  • Monica View CCTV
  • Monica Count APC
  • Monica Go OPO and DCO
  • Monica Call SPSO


ADComms will be showcasing Monica Hub at this year’s Rolling Stock Network event in Derby on 4th July at Stand A7.  Ben Mzondo, Jane Metcalfe, Peter Given, John Deering and Alice Gillman will be on hand for demonstrations and meetings.

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