Ukrzaliznytsia finalizing work on creation of digital map of country's railways

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July 27, 2012, 11:48 a.m. |

State Railways Administration Ukrzaliznytsia is finalizing work on the creation of an electronic map of Ukraine's railways.

State Railways Administration Ukrzaliznytsia is finalizing work on the creation of an electronic map of Ukraine's railways.

According to the press service of Ukrzaliznytsia, the creation of an electronic map will make it possible to obtain real time information on the whereabouts of any train, locomotive, or wagon. Data on the status of main objects and the movement of rolling stock in real time will be transferred to the automatic freight management system.

"Satellite navigation systems, the communications system, will provide full and complete information on the location and movement of all trains automatically. The automatic freight management system will calculate the mileage of cars, locomotives, and the load on the tracks, and rolling stock repairs will be scheduled consequently," the press service said, citing Ukrzaliznytsia Director General Volodymyr Kozak.

As of July 24, 2012 some 18,075 of the 21,700 km of Ukrainian railway infrastructure had been included in the digital map.

According to the chief of the main information and computing center at Ukrzaliznytsia, Volodymyr Murzin, special coordinates will help find stations, traffic signals, level crossings, etc. Relevant information in the future will be provided to passengers, consignees, carriers and other customers.

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