Two simulators for New Jersey Transit

Two simulators for New Jersey Transit

Transportation | January 2017

Another commuter railroad operating in the Northeastern Corridor (NEC) will be using CORYS simulators for training and certification in 2017.

New Jersey Transit (NJT) will receive two new desk simulators for training in preparation for the integration of Positive Train Control (PTC) in their network. The railroad is the second busiest commuter railroad in the United States, providing service from New Jersey’s suburbs into Newark, Hoboken, and New York’s Penn Station (via the North River Tunnels).

The simulator system is part of a $225 million PTC overhaul to integrate ACSES II across the system’s 12 rail lines, constituting over 1,000 directional route miles. With a looming PTC deadline and 425 certified engineers on their roster, NJT will be using their new simulators to familiarize 20 locomotive engineer instructors (called DSLEs in the United States) before the new signaling system is live. In addition to their engineers, the operation plans to increase the value of their new training tool by using the high fidelity graphics to familiarize 1200 trainmen with PTC both in the head of the train and on the track. This provides valuable safe operations training for personnel with fewer OJT (On The Job) training opportunities.

CORYS is the choice simulator vendor for the NEC, with over 15 simulators providing training for both passenger and commuter service.