Real Time Passenger Information System (RTPIS)

Current passenger information systems rely on on-train databases that tell the system where and when it will stop, and what message to play based on the train location.

However life is full of unexpected events, and what happens when you need to let your passengers know something new, as it happens?

A BTROS Real Time Passenger Information System (RTPIS) gives you the ability to give passengers that extra information such as:

  • Journey Delay Notification. This can be broadcast to a single train a group of trains travelling on a particular route, travelling through a particular station ( in either or both directions ), within a particular geographical zone or at specific times etc.
  • Journey Change Notification. “Train now is not stopping at Station XXX” type messages, accompanied by passenger redirection information.
  • Specific Events. Time/date related messages such as “Passengers wishing to attend today’s Football event at YYY stadium should leave the train at Station ZZZ”.

You can also adjust the information shown from the Passenger Information System for those times when stations are closed or need to be added to the journey at short notice:

  • Off train commands broadcast to the train to remove a station or stations from the current active stopping pattern, i.e. an automatic Skip Station functions, where skipped station names are automatically removed from the displayed via stations list through the journey.
  • Off train commands broadcast to the train to add a station or stations to the current active stopping pattern, i.e. an automatic Add Station functions, where added station names are automatically included in the displayed via stations list through the journey.

You can also use the RTPIS function for tracking train locations in real time, gathering fault data from the PIS system and gathering load weight data.

Unlike the current PIS Systems, where the on-train modems communicate directly with a single remote ground based system fitted with a dial-up modem, the RTPIS converted trains communicate via an intermediate secure hosted Transmission Router. This arrangement enables RTPIS uploads, RTPIS downloads, route database uploads and GPS tracking operations to be available concurrently from multiple ground based support locations, enabling quicker and easier updates to the PIS system.

For more information on our RTPIS system please contact us.