The Railway Signalling and Control Systems Professional Development Course - RSCS 2008 (RSCS 08)

Venue: Austin Court

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jun 23, 2008 End Date/Time: Jun 27, 2008
Registration Date: Jun 20, 2008
Early Registration Date: Apr 25, 2008
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Signalling and Control Systems have developed significantly over the past decade with processor-based solutions now widespread in all aspects of modern mainline, heavy metro and light rail applications. Investment in railways is targeted to provide increased train service capacity in combination with higher levels of safety. Railway signal and control systems have a major part to play in these plans. However, the railway industry continues to change, both organisationally in its regulation and technically with projects such as the implementation of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) in Britain.

It is vital that engineers are able to understand the fundamental design and assurance requirements of modern safety signalling and control systems as well as the acceptance or regulatory regimes in place. In system applications, the role of the human must be analysed in the context of the railway service to be operated and appropriate levels of system integration provided. Engineers must also understand the need for maintenance and the life-cycle of the systems used on the railway.

System applications and integration are considered in the context of mainline and metro-type environments. The design and project engineering skills necessary are presented through to the integration lessons learnt in the areas of Electro-magnetic compatibility and Human Factors.

Key Benefits

- Learn about the building blocks of signalling fundamentals, modern systems of today and plans for the future in a structured way
- Take part in a course specifically tailored to those who are new to train control engineering
- Hear from acknowledged experts – the course speakers are all leading professionals in their subjects
- The programme is fully updated each time the course is held to ensure that it reflects modern railway systems and the latest technologies and ideas


Additional Information

Who Should Attend? The RSCS courses provide a detailed guide to signalling and control systems – more than merely an overview, it covers the principal aspects in depth. The course makes an ideal start for anyone moving into train control engineering, both graduate engineers who are new to the industry, and experienced engineers embarking on a new focus to their experience.