MetroNorth Pilots First Course Developed by the Signals Training Consortium

Posted April 2014

On Tuesday April 22, MetroNorth piloted the first course developed by the Center’s Signals Training Consortium: Course 101 Introduction and Overview to Track Circuits.  Nine Phase 3 signal maintainers took part in this one day course which was co-instructed at MetroNorth’s training facility in White Plains, NY.  The learning objectives of the course are:
*  Recognize the principles and operations of track circuits
*  Name the common types of track circuits
*  Record types of track circuits at your location
*  List the major components found in track circuits and examine their
*  List basic components of rail structure
*  Describe the difference between shunted and open track circuits

The pilot went smoothly with minimal edits that will need to be made to the course. To see previews of the consortium courses, visit Transit Training Network.  For more information the Signals Training Consortium, contact Mark Dysart.

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