In this one-day workshop, developed with SNC-Lavalin Rail, we introduce you to typical mechanical and electrical auxiliary train systems.
Train communication systems are a current hot topic for UK rail fleets and provide many opportunities for career progression.
It is important for engineers to be able to demonstrate an understanding of current systems in use - TDM, FDM, PWM, in-cab radio including GSM-R, and other specific equipment - and understand its effect on train operations.
The course, part of the Institution’s traction and rolling stock course suite, also covers auxiliary power, air systems and other new technologies found on today’s rail vehicles.
Who should attend?
We have designed this suite of courses for engineers working within traction and rolling stock. This includes recent graduates, engineers moving to a new traction and rolling stock role, infrastructure and asset managers, accident investigators, and design and maintenance engineers.
How will I benefit?
After the course you will be able to:
- Describe the various train communications systems, modes of operation, interfaces, failure modes and options for degraded working
- Describe the operation of auxiliary train systems, the main components and interfaces with track
- Demonstrate an awareness of the rules governing the operation of trains with defective equipment