A Visionary System for the Safety of Personnel on Railway Tracks

A Visionary System for the Safety of Personnel on Railway Tracks

We are proud to announce that the joint development “Mobile Balise Stop (MBS/COBRA)” by ZÖLLNER and Infrabel has been nominated for the RailTech Innovation Awards 2024 in the category “Technology and Design”.

When developing the system, there was a clear focus: to make the work of employees on railway worksites safer!

More than 60% of the Belgian railway network is equipped with ETCS. Mobile Balise Stop (MBS) and the COBRA (Control of Balises with Remote Assistance) subsystem from ZÖLLNER will be used on these routes in future to increase the protection of employees in the track area.

This is a mobile system that can be used to switch the status of the Eurobalise remotely via the telegram. The status of the balise determines whether approaching trains can continue or are brought to a standstill by braking.

Find out more about technical track closure and the workings of MBS / COBRA in the youtube video where Leslie Steen, Project Lead Safer-W from INFRABEL, explains the new Mobile Balise Stop system. Or have a closer look on our website, here.

This article was originally published by ZÖLLNER Signal GmbH.

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