Signalling & Telecoms supplement 2013
Inthis supplement: Crossrail’s signalling plans for best possible performance; What is in store for ERTMS in 2013? (Pio Guido Head of ERTMS Unit, European Railway Agency); Railway telecommunications and traffic safety (José Pestana Neves, Adviser to the Board of Directors, Refer Telecom and Member of the UIC European Radio Implementation Group)…
- Crossrail’s signalling plans for best possible performance
Crossrail is a project which aims to deliver a world-class railway for London and the south-east. As construction continues on this major engineering project, what plans are in place for the design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of a train control system for Crossrail’s central section? In an interview for Global Railway Review, Siv Bhamra, Systemwide Director for the Crossrail project explains the signalling arrangements to ensure safety and best possible performance…
- What is in store for ERTMS in 2013?
Pio Guido, Head of ERTMS Unit, European Railway Agency (ERA)
The mission of the European Railway Agency (ERA) is to help the railway system to work better for society, i.e. that it is necessary to have a European-wide interoperable network and standardised systems with improved life cycle costs. ERTMS is a tool to achieve those results, enabling a more competitive railway system delivering more value to the customers…
- Railway telecommunications and traffic safety
José Pestana Neves, Adviser to the Board of Directors, Refer Telecom and Member of the UIC European Radio Implementation Group (ERIG)
This is the second of two articles dedicated to railway telecommunications and their role in the safety and operation of rail services. Part one was published in Global Railway Review Issue 6 2012 and presented a general overview of what railway telecommunications are, with some discussion made about its role and impact on traffic safety. In this second and last article, I will provide a brief description of the role of railway telecommunications in traffic control and command, and also discuss some issues about its future…
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