In view of the considerable scale of the construction of the domestic rail network and the high degree of professionalism and heritage of railway technology, BOHSR and MOTC arranged the Taiwan Railway Administration and the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation to establish railway technical personnel exchange mechanisms and communication channels for TRA/HSR technical units in order to achieve talent, information and maintenance experience sharing purposes. In addition, through a diversified exchange and learning system, the safety and service quality of the railway system may be enhanced.
The first priority of railway operation is safety. On Oct. 28, 2016, BOHSR launched the "Railway Safety Management Seminar" with the theme of "Intelligent Security and Response Management". Senior Manager Chun-Wen Hsu of THSRC and Engineer Hui-Yung Lin of TRA was respectively invited to brief on "Experience in Intelligent Security and Response Management" and "Study on the Relationship between the Driving Behavior of Engine Drivers and the Involvement of Automatic Train Protection System". As for participants, related technical personnel from Department of Railways and Highways, MOTC, THSRC, TRA, RRB, etc. were invited to take part in the presentations and discussions.
The purpose of this exchange seminar includes that in addition to actively engaging in Industry-Government-Academia cooperation to develop train safety-related intelligent information systems including disaster warning system, disaster response information system (including train operation management, disaster prevention and geographical information, disaster alarm information and against-typhoon inspection management system), engineering vehicle management system, THSRC is also actively developing the TOMIS APP in which users can obtain information of train door opening direction in each station, emergency evacuation exits and instant operational information via the phone. On the other hand, participants learned about the adapting situation of TRA train drivers regarding the conversion into the more advanced ATP (train automatic protection system) system mode.
In the HSR/TRA technology exchange platform where professional knowledge, experience and information are exchanged and shared, domestic rail technology development will be enhanced and all parties will jointly promote the sustainable development of Taiwan's railway industry. Under enthusiastic participation and heated discussion, the seminar was smooth and successful.