Rail Depot Systems


The Tie-FenLock Depot Control system – the name of which is a combination of Tiefenbach (the system manufacturer), Fenix (the system designer and integrator) and Locking System (digital interlocking) – is an innovative solution that assists depot operators by reducing their workload and increasing safety, allowing them to set multiple routes within the depot in just a few seconds to optimise the operation of the depot – with the click of a mouse.

Fenix Rail Systems, in conjunction with its partner Pintsch Tiefenbach, is the sole provider of the Tie-FenLock Depot Control system in the UK. The companies’ combined knowledge and experience, with hundreds of depot systems in use worldwide, has enabled designers to develop a system that makes depot operators’ jobs quicker and easier – meaning that a single operator is able to control even complex depots. This is already the case at the Deutsche Bahn (DB) depot in Cologne, Germany, where 105 point machines, 97 signals and 100 axle counter track sections are controlled by just one depot operator supervisor (DOS).

It is imperative that train movements into, out of and within a depot are as smooth as possible, and the Tie-FenLock system allows single operators to control as many movements as possible, safely and easily.

The system is totally adaptable and equally applicable to modified and new depots around the UK rail network due to its centralised depot control features, flexibility and low operating costs.

Fenix has developed a bespoke technical interface that enables the system to be integrated with all UK-based interlockings. Indeed, it has already been implemented in several UK depots, including:

Our range of Tie-FenLock Depot Control Systems (DCS) can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

Tie-FenLock 100 Depot Control System
Tie-FenLock 200 Depot Control System
Tie-FenLock 300 Depot Control System
Tie-FenLock 400 Depot Control System

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