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ETCS - modern rail transportation safety

18 Jun 2024 /  
7:00pm - 9:00pm


The European Train Control System (ETCS) brings new levels of safety to rail transportation for passengers and freight, with the added benefits of increased capacity, better performance, and better connections; the Signals can be removed at Level 2 and above, reducing costs.

This talk will look at a brief history of railway signalling to understand how and why we signal trains. An Overview of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) and how ETCS makes the world's railways safer and more reliable. Finally, a look at the data and how we can understand issues better.

About the speaker:

Mark Wedley is a Control, Command, and signalling (CCS) Specialist (Senior Engineer) in Network Rail, with 34 years of engineering experience in Aerospace and Railways. Mark works within Network Rail Training as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for ERTMS/ETCS, creating bespoke solutions for ETCS deployments, including Cambrian, Crossrail (Heathrow), Thameslink, Northern City Line, and the East Coast Mainline. Mark also works with the Digital Twin project, specifying the requirements for simulations and models of the ETCS for training and competence. Mark graduated with a master’s degree from Birmingham University in Rail System Engineering and Integration.




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18 Jun 2024 

7:00pm - 9:00pm

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  • London Local Network


Novotel London West

1 Shortlands, Hammersmith,

W6 8DR

Hotel, Novotel London West


Evening Lecture:   19:00 start

Novotel London West

Bordeaux Suite, Conference Centre 2nd Floor



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