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Park Signalling’s new Technician’s Terminal

In 2020, Solid State Interlocking (SSI) will be 35 years old. It was one of the first microprocessor-based all electronic signalling interlockings and is...

Telecoms innovations for tomorrow’s railway

At a recent IRSE section event in Birmingham, Tim Lane, principal strategy and innovation manager, Network Rail Telecom (NRT), gave a presentation on Network...

Single Line Internet Control

The safe operation and signalling of single-line railways are crucial as any head-on crash between two trains is potentially catastrophic. Incidents of this nature...

Tram Speed Protection

The tragic accident on the Croydon tram network in November 2016, in which seven people were killed and many more injured, has raised many...

A Necessary GSM-R Mobile Upgrade

It is easy to forget that GSM-R, as the standardised track to train radio system across Europe, has been around for over 25 years....

Thameslink Telecoms

The Thameslink north-south rail link across London is nearing fulfilment. Despite the timetable problems back in May 2018, the enhanced capacity on the route...

Evolution of signalling

The advancement of signalling has been driven by the need to control train movements in the most efficient manner whilst optimising the...

Train detection

One of the main safety requirements of a train control system is that, before a train is given authority to move along a...

NOKIA: the common bearer

A common bearer (transport layer) telecoms network takes advantage of the new digital technologies and ‘big data’ applications in order to provide a safe,...

New train protection system for Irish Rail

Above - CPC commercial manager John Mogridge and Egis systems integration lead François Pignard looking at the in-cab display for the...

Stuart Calvert to be new Digital Railway head

Stuart Calvert, director of programme technical services and supply chain at Network Rail’s Group Digital Railway (GDR), has been announced as its new managing...

An orange Christmas: Network Rail’s works over the 2018 Christmas holiday

As usual, Network Rail took advantage of the Christmas and New Year holiday to undertake some of the lengthier and more onerous projects that...

GSM-R: a migration strategy to its successor?

The thorny question of what should replace GSM-R as the future radio bearer for track to train communication has recently been the subject of...

Christmas 2018: Weaver to Wavertree resignalling

Weaver to Wavertree resignalling is one of the latest resignalling schemes to be completed and involved new signalling between Edge Hill station, just outside Liverpool,...

Alstom/Siemens merger – new proposals

Siemens and Alstom, two major suppliers to the world’s railways, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 26 September 2017 to combine Siemens’ mobility business...

David Waboso to retire from Digital Railway in March

David Waboso CBE, managing director of Network Rail’s Digital Railway programme, has announced that he will retire in March, the same month in which...