Network-wide infrastructure data for operations control centres – the PRISMA project

Starting in the past 90s, DB Netz AG in Germany developed a concept of regional responsibilities, operations control centres and corresponding IT systems, which allowed centralization to a few locations. IT has developed further since then and makes further technical centralization – with processual strengthening of regional responsibilities – conceptually sensible and possible in order to reduce redundancies and avoid problems of consistency, especially in areas between regions.

article published in Signal + Draht, 1/2 2021 [pdf]