Train control and safety systems

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This course allows you to understand and participate in projects that deal with control and safety systems - vital skills for experienced and aspiring railway engineers.

Not only is it important to understand the systems themselves, but also the common abbreviations and terminology that is often used, for example DSD, AWS, DRA, ATC, ATP, TPWS and OTDR.

By attending this session, developed with SNC-Lavalin Rail as part of the Institution’s traction and rolling stock course suite, you will be able to show evidence of both.

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 requirements for cab design and have an awareness of typical cab layouts, cab controls and gauges
  • Describe how trains are controlled by the driver
  • Explain the purpose and operation of key train safety systems, interfaces, the rules which apply in the event of failure and the permitted degraded modes of operation
  • Describe on-board data recording and monitoring systems of modern fleets, how data is collected and used for maintenance and driver performance monitoring
Contributes 7 CPD hours

Fantastic course - Rob kept our attention really well the whole day, encouraging interaction and using lots of relevant examples.

Emily O'Connor, Colas Rail

Key topics

• Driving cab requirements and control
• Train control and interlocking
• Train safety systems
• On-board data recording
• Driver-only operation
• Automatic train operation

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: A, B and E

  1. Knowledge and understanding - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to optimize the application of existing and emerging technology’ For Incorporated Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist mechanical engineering knowledge and understanding to apply existing and emerging technology’
  2. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’
  3. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

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Available dates for Train control and safety systems

1 day course

11 Apr 2018
28 Nov 2018

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