Early Warning System Overview

The Early Warning/Maintenance Advisory (EW/MA) System provides a method for the rail industry to identify mechanical problems on rail equipment which could impede the safe movement or handling of the equipment. The system is a web-based application that allows authorized users a graphical interface to create Early Warning and Maintenance Advisory notices, issue supplements to notices, assign equipment to notices, report inspections and repairs for equipment, and perform queries of notices and equipment.

Railinc also provides access to the Early Warning System via TRAIN II and Web Services interfaces.