Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) - pros/cons and safety
General broad-interest lecture, with particular relevance to those who use or will travel on the UK rail network. It is primarily aimed at explaining the complexities and evolution of railway signalling to non-railway Signal Engineers.
CBTC is now the technology of choice for most Metro type railways, maximising capacity and supporting all levels of automation. It is increasingly used on mainline railways too; but what is it and are there any potential downsides?
Roderick Ian Muttram FREng is system and safety engineer with over 40 years’ experience in four industry sectors. After early roles in the Nuclear and Heavy Process industries, he joined defence contractor Ferranti in 1980 where he became a Divisional General Manager then Group Director, Engineering and Quality with responsibility for seven companies. He then joined Thorn EMI Electronics in 1990 as Director and General Manager, Defence Systems Division.
Headhunted to join Railtrack in late 1993 as Director, Electrical Engineering and Control Systems. Promoted to the main Board of Railtrack Group PLC (FTSE 100) in 1997 as Director, Safety and Standards. During this period was also Chair of the Rail Industry Training Council (RITC) and the European Rail Research Institute (ERRI).
During 2002/3 he led the set-up of the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) then left Network Rail and joined Bombardier Transportation. Held various HQ and Divisional Vice President level posts at Bombardier and was a lead auditor for critical projects worldwide.
In May 2012 he left Bombardier and established Fourth Insight Ltd, an engineering consultancy.
Rod is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers as well as of the IET. He is also a Senior Member of the IEEE and an Advisory Professor at Beijing Jiaotong University.
Continuing Professional Development
This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.
22 Feb 2019
11:30am - 3:30pm
London Local Network
Those wishing to attend are asked to send an e-mail by the preceding Monday, giving name(s), and requesting attendance at the lunch and lecture or just the lecture, and in the case of lunch, giving any dietary restrictions.
The e-mail should be sent to both johnfuller500(at)yahoo.com and tonydavies(at)ieee.org. Please substitute the (at) in the email addresses by @. This normally removes the problem of e-mail addresses being harvested by others and/or misused".
Also please note the triple 'e' in Tony's address.
The subject line of the email should be “Friday Lunch and Lecture” followed by the event title and date. No acknowledgement will be sent unless specifically requested
Reasons to attend
Learn about modern rail developments
IET London: Savoy Place
The London headquarters of the IET.
11:30/11:40 Arrival for optional lunch
It is essential to sign in at the Faraday reception desk which is on the second floor for IET building before entering the Faraday Centre.
Payment for the lunch is on the event day and is made at the Faraday Kitchen counter which in the Faraday Centre. Cash and most credit/debit cards are accepted. The receipt is the ‘entrance ticket’ to the lunch room.
12:00 to 13:45 – Optional lunch.
13:45 - Arrival for the lecture
(It is essential to sign in separately for attendance at the lecture. Note this is required for IET attendance records purposes and is different to the Faraday signing in procedure).
14:00 to 14:45/15:00 – the lecture starts promptly at 14:00
14:45/15:00 to 15:30 approximately – questions and discussion
15:30 Optional tea/coffee in the Faraday Centre. Free for members. Non-members can purchase tea/coffee at the Faraday counter. Note before entering the Faraday Centre you must sign in at the reception desk.
Please sign out when leaving the Faraday Centre.