Toluca-Mexico Train

Geographic information window

Success story: Toluca-Mexico Interurban Train

Since the operators were replaced in 1842 by the presence of traffic lights on the Croydon train (England), the signaling systems on the railways have advanced rapidly. Technology has been adapting and improving the way in which railway lines are managed, making the optimization of resources, the reduction in travel times and safety, its great differential value.

The Mexico-Toluca Interurban Train will transport 230 thousand passengers per day. This 58 Km journey will be completed in 40 minutes compared to the 2 and a half hours it takes to do it by bus. This clearly facilitates access to jobs and leisure options between the two cities, diminishing pollution and reducing approximately 400 road accidents per year. In short, this service has provided solutions that lead to the improvement of opportunities and the quality of life of the inhabitants of these cities.

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As a company specialized in GIS, we have extensive experience regarding the visualization and management of geographic information so that we could provide an efficient and usable solution to the problem that was presented to us.

Thanks to this experience, the CAF Signaling Company trusted us for the development and integration of the Geographic Information Window (GIW) with the signaling systems.

In a visualization system like this, the clarity and ease of the information can be key in the management of incidents on the routes. Therefore, the main challenge was to offer a very intuitive and easy-to-use tool that, integrated with the existing synoptic, would allow technicians to easily consulting information related to the location of cars, alarms, or the different signaling elements.



Our solution enhances intelligent decision-making that allows improving transport in its broadest sense. To achieve the main goal, the project consists of two fundamental elements:

The web application displays georeferenced information of the field elements on a fixed cartographic base. This information is represented by layers, allowing the user to show or hide certain groups of information according to the needs of the operation.

This Geographic Information Window (GIW) is composed of the following elements:

In addition, the Geographic Information Window (GIW) offers an API to establish communication with the synoptic, and thus update the dynamic information of the application: trains, alarms, catenaries, etc.

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