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Railway signalling overview

An overview of railway control systems, subsystems and technologies used on the UK rail network.

1 day

Members: £400 + VAT
Non-members: £450 + VAT

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Railway signalling overview

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Members:
£400.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£450.00 Plus vat

Summary

An overview of railway control systems, subsystems and technologies used on the UK rail network.

This one day workshop provides an insight into the workings of common railway signalling subsystems such as train detection, signal mechanisms, switch mechanisms, interlocking and operator interface. Attendees will be provided with an introduction to the systems used in order that they can contribute to signalling discussions within their organisation.

As this is a one-day introductory course, those seeking a more comprehensive understanding should consider the UK Railway Signalling Technologies programme.  

Who should attend?

This one-day programme is designed for all engineers working within, or soon to move into a railway signalling position.

How will I benefit?

After attending this course you will be able to:

  • Identify and describe key control system subsystems
  • Identify interfaces with other railway engineering systems
  • Meaningfully contribute to system specification discussion
Contributes 7 CPD hours

Key topics

  • Principles of fail-safe communication and logic

  • Methods of train detection

  • Methods for movement authority

  • Automatic Train Protection (ATP) & Automatic Train Operation (ATO)

  • Traditional technologies, Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) and European Train Control System (ETCS)

  • Switch 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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  • Duration:
    1 day
  • CPD Hours:
    7
  • UK-Spec:
    A, B, E

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