A state-of-the-art Points Converter, designed to improve safety, efficiency and traceability in Railway Maintenance & Storage Depots has been launched by Sheffield firm Zonegreen in response to demand for a cost-effective automated solution.


The new converter will be exhibited at the Rail Alliance’s Macro Rail exhibition on Friday 16th September. The Points Converter enables the automation and remote operation of any manual points, switches and rail road crossings, and has been designed specifically to help modern train care facilities and depots to further streamline operations and maximise safety.

Zonegreen’s Technical Director Christian Fletcher explained:

“The system is made up of two parts: a points converter device and an intuitive handset that allows the operator to remotely control the points system.


“The converter device attaches to an existing manually-operated switch without compromising the integrity of the existing mechanism and, crucially, it requires no civil works or changes in the operating procedures for its installation.