Rail Operator Training

Rail Operator Simulation Training

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FAAC is dedicated to the highest fidelity in modeling and simulation technology, providing real experience for your drivers/operators in life-like virtual environments. Understanding your training objectives and budget, FAAC works with you to develop your optimal training solution. FAAC supports a comprehensive in-house team, including software developers, engineers, digital graphic artists, technical staff and professional program managers. We focus on a customer-for-life philosophy to understand, develop, deliver and maintain your specific training solution.

Solution Features

Simulators developed with realistic environments to provide real experience. Develop your scenarios to match your training objectives for consistent and objective training.

Rail Operator Training Simuator

Solution Features

  • APAT top 100 safety innovation
  • Field proven to reduce accidents
  • Mobile or fixed facility applications
  • Replica Cabs with 4K displays
  • Full cab-to-desktop simulators
  • Single or multiple visual displays
  • Mobile or fixed facility applications
  • Flexible, modular, expandable designs
Rail Operator Training Rail Simulator

Smart features for the most effective training. Meet Training Objectives

  • Safe, effective, efficient, objective and consistent training
  • Minimize training on trains
  • Basic, advanced and remedial driver/operator training
  • Rail operations knowledge
  • Safe Train Movement
  • Signal knowledge
  • Student knowledge of rules and regulations
  • Route familiarization
  • Fault isolation, diagnosis and corrective action
  • Proper radio/intercom communication
  • Maintain schedule
  • Wraparound visibility with computer-generated virtual world includes hazards, other trains, pedestrians and emergency situations to assist the instructor to train forward planning techniques.
  • A fault workstation inside the cab displays faults, door problems, brake issues and electrical irregularities for students to solve
  • In-car and control center communication between student and instructor enables direct reinforcement and role-play exercises
  • A cleverly devised mirror system enables instructors to train students in either one-person train operation mode or standard two-person mode
Rail Operator Training Controls

Observer Station

Students not operating the rail simulator can still take advantage of the learning experience through this unique station.

  • Watch the student-operator’s progress in the training exercise
  • Monitor that student’s hand and eye movements
  • Watch the car navigate through the virtual world
  • Listen to the voice communications between the student and instructor
Rail Operator Training Scenario

Development Station

Instructors use this station to custom craft training lessons in the virtual world using FAAC’s mission building development software. Lesson can focus on:

  • Route familiarization
  • Addressing malfunctions
  • Hazard recognition
  • Maintaining schedules
Rail Operator Training Exercise


  • Supports a 6° of freedom motion base
  • High-performance 1280X1024 resolution
  • Wireless instructor controls
  • Actual operator’s cabin or a physical replica
  • Touch screen control adaptability
  • 60 Hz. or better update rate
  • Dynamically textured virtual worlds
  • 70-in. rear projection screens
  • Driver cab configurations include Siemens R-70 and Kawasaki R160

Related Simuator: MR-1000 Rail Simulator

The MR-1000 rail simulator is a self-contained fully interactive simulator designed to train and assesses train operators.

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Our data collection spoke for itself, a decrease of 69.23% in accidents for those Operators trained on the simulator.

Zerry L. Hogan, Lynx Driving Simulation Project Manager

Training...On the right Track?

Did you know that simulation training can help students achieve 90% learning retention? Help your training program by getting on the right track with simulation training.

Go Beyond The Simulator And Learn How To Train. FAAC’s Instructor Development courses go beyond the simulator, and teach instructors how to use the simulator as a training tool.

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