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Block control systems (Dcmvgyfx)

Definition
Mechanisms by which a section of track becomes a block that may be occupied by only one train. On two-way tracks the blocks are the sections of the track between sidings; on one-way tracks, a section between sidings may be divided into two or more blocks. (Source: Team: adapted from AASHTO Glossary)
Broader Term
Automatic train control (Dcmvgyf)
Narrower Terms
Fixed block control (Dcmvgyfxf)
Moving block control (Dcmvgyfxm)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Automatic train operation (Dcmvgyfd)
Automatic train protection (Dcmvgyfm)
Automatic train stop system (Dcmvgyfr)
Automatic train supervision (Dcmvgyfu)
Positive train control (Dcmvgyfy)