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Role of the Signalling & Telecommunication department in Train Operations

·To provided Safe and smooth train operations.

·Optimum utilization of line capacity.

·Train Warning and Protection systems(Auxiliary Warning System) in Mumbai suburban.



· Providing telecommunication infrastructure for :

Control Communication for Efficient operation of trains.

Passenger Reservation System (PRS)

Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS)

Freight Operation Information System (FOIS)

Crew Management System (CMS)

Coaching Operating Information System (COIS)

·Management of Railways Information Network (RAILNET)

·Railways telephones, networked with all India Railway network.

Passenger Amenities


Signal & Telecom Department provides various passengers amenities for the benefit of traveling public:


Public Address System is provided at various stations to announce the arrival & departure of trains and other information required by traveling passengers. This facility is available at 167 stations on this Railway.

Train Arrival Departure Information is provided through Rail Sampark Centralized Service 139.

Train Indication Boards are provided for indicating the train timing and platform numbers at 103 important Railway stations.

Coach Indication Boards are provided for indicating the coach position of the train on the platform at 42 important Railway stations.

BSNL Telephones have been provided at 410 Railway stations.


Source : Central Railway / Indian Railways Portal CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 14-03-2017