Signalling Change! Modernising the London Underground
London Underground Four Line Modernisation Project
The 4 Line Modernisation (4LM) project has been running since 2015 delivering the Thales Moving Block Signalling System ‘SelTrac’ to London Underground’s ‘Sub-Surface Lines’ (Circle, District, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City).
Come join us to hear some of the Thales team explain a summary of the 4LM project, an overview of the product and why signalling these four lines of the ‘tube’ is considered the most complicated metro re-signalling ever attempted.
Continuing Professional Development
This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.
19 Jun 2019
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Integration Verification Validation and Qualification (IVVQ) Manager - Thales
Richard Kirby is a mechanical engineer with a degree from University of Saskatchewan in Canada. Soon after graduating, he joined Kayaba Industries in Japan as a systems engineer in 1990. His projects at Kayaba included a system to reduce vibrations in buildings due to earthquakes or high winds. Richard joined Thales (then Alcatel) in late 1995, initially working on the Jubilee Line Extension project. Richard moved to the UK in 2009 to help test and commission the SelTrac signalling system on the Jubilee Line and Northern Line. He has since settled in the UK and holds dual Canadian/British citizenship. Richard is working on the 4LM project as a Test and Commissioning manager. Richard is the organiser of a London based Raspberry Pi group called Raspberry Pint.
Lead Systems Engineer - Thales
Peter is a member of the IET and has a degree in Electronic Engineering from Reading University. He joined Thales on the Graduate Development Programme in 2011 and worked primarily on the Jubilee and Northern Line Upgrade Project as a Systems Integration Engineer. Peter now works as a Lead Systems Engineer on the 4LM project guiding the technical and logistical strategy used to get the product from the factory onto the real railway. Outside the office, Peter has to watch his two-year-old son crashing toy trains around a BRIO set without seeing the need to employ control methods for train separation.
Project Manager - Thales
Alex is a member of the Association for Project Management and has an Experimental Physics degree from the University of York. He joined Thales in 2014 shortly after graduating and has worked in mainline rail services, cyber security and cryptography, and most recently is the Project Manager for rolling stock on the 4LM project. It took Alex three days to reverse his first car into the garage so is hoping to have a better track record with the trains.
University of Surrey - Rik Medlik Building (Block MS)
The University of Surrey campus is on the North side of Cathedral Hill. The main access road turns off from the cathedral roundabout. Park in the main car park, just beyond the private AQA Car Park. Parking is available to campus visitors and unrestricted after 5 pm. The Rik Medlik (School of Management) Building is directly across the road from the car park.
19:00: Event opens & refreshments
19:30: Lecture start
20:30: Lecture close & questions
21:00: Event close