ARINC RailwayNetSM

Shared-network Positive Train Control (PTC) solutions for short line and commuter railroads

Railroads face the critical challenge of meeting FRA-mandated PTC requirements while also needing to keep their operations running smoothly and cost-effectively. To support this effort, Collins Aerospace has developed a fully-managed, shared-network solution that doesn’t require a prohibitive initial capital investment or internally maintaining IT infrastructure and personnel.

ARINC RailwayNetSM is built on our existing, proven, and highly reliable communications infrastructure for the aviation community. Supporting mission-critical data needs for nearly four decades, the same network and operations centers that deliver thirty five million aviation messages a day with a historical reliability of 99.999 percent will serve as the central nervous system of RailwayNet.

ARINC RailwayNet provides connectivity into the Interoperable Train Control (ITC) Federated Network that supports PTC messaging. Our hosted solution includes:

  • Full PTC messaging functionality
  • Back-office services
  • Staffed network operations center and backups
  • Comprehensive configuration management
  • 24/7/365 system monitoring and support
  • Cyber security operations center
  • Custom PTC test labs
  • Rail integration server