Why TRAIN MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (TMS)?
Earlier system of manual exchange of train movement information from / to stations and to / from control office did not provide much assistance to the Controller to take timely and optimum decision for train controlling in case of any unusual event that puts operations out of gear.
Similarly, timely information to the ASMs was also not available for ensuring correct displays and announcements. To match high volume traffic of suburban section, there was need to provide ‘on line’ information of train movements to the various Agencies e.g. Controller, ASMs etc., who then can take timely and effective steps in case of disruption of the operation.
The Train Management System (TMS) is an information storage and display system and its primary function is to give visual information to the controllers regarding the time/destination and distinctive number of trains at various locations in the area under his control. The train number is displayed on the Wall Type indication Panel/Video Monitors in the control room. These displays are provided for each running line for entire section from CCG to VR.