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An engineers journey to achieving conscious competence (2017)
This paper was presented by Cassandra Gash in Brisbane in July 2017, the first Presidential Programme paper in the 2017-18 series. The paper was published in IRSE NEWS September 2017. An engineering qualification provides a graduate engineer with the fundamental knowledge and attributes to ...
  01/09/2017 26/05/2019
Application of the European interoperability verification process to infrastructure projects (2017)
This paper was published in IRSE NEWS November 2017. All modern railways need to conform to standards and have an assurance regime to ensure that products and systems are safe and deliver against requirements. The European Union (EU) interoperability regime has introduced a suite of railway spec ...
  01/11/2017 26/05/2019
Aspects of producing a business case for ERTMS (2017)
This paper was produced by the IRSE's International Technical Committee (ITC) and was published in IRSE NEWS March 2017. There have been many attempts to produce a {business case} to justify the implementation of {ERTMS}/{ETCS} either in a particular area/country or on a particular line of route. ...
  01/03/2017 26/05/2019
Automated Testing of Interlockings (2017)
This paper was presented by John Martin and Eduardo Olleta of Atkins in February 2017 as part of the Presidential Programme 2016-17, and was published in IRSE NEWS March 2017. The automation of design and testing for signalling systems is the focus of considerable interest and effort at pr ...
  01/03/2017 27/10/2020
Automation technology and its application in marshalling yards in China (2017)
This paper was published in IRSE NEWS June 2017. It was previously presented at the IRSE International Convention in Beijing, in October 2016. Marshalling stations (or yards) are important traffic distribution centres in the Chinese railway network. They are located at the places where major traff ...
  01/06/2017 26/05/2019
Common shared networks for signalling applications (2017)
This paper was published in IRSE NEWS September 2017. This paper presents some personal views and thinking about the future of transmission networks for signalling and signalling control systems on London Underground and other metro railway operators. The paper asks the question whether it is poss ...
  01/09/2017 26/05/2019
Control and communications asset management (2017)
This paper was published in IRSE NEWS January 2017. The December 2016 edition of IRSE NEWS included a paper on the development of risk based asset management by Jan Swier of ProRail, the infrastructure asset manager in the Netherlands. This article compliments the paper by focusing on the asset ma ...
  04/01/2017 23/11/2020
Control and communications reliability (2017)
This paper was published in IRSE NEWS December 2017. Good reliability is a key requirement of any railway or metro system. Many rail networks throughout the world are the most reliable they have ever been, but also the busiest, so any asset failure has a bigger impact on performance. Asset reliabi ...
  01/12/2017 26/05/2019
Control room integration and innovation (2017)
This paper was published in IRSE NEWS September 2017. In the rail industry digital technology is being used to integrate and provide additional innovative facilities in control and communication centres. Other transport industries and public safety control centres are also embracing digital system ...
  01/09/2017 26/05/2019
Cyber security on a heavy haul railway (2017)
This paper was published in IRSE NEWS November 2017. The paper was originally presented at the Australasian Section technical meeting in Brisbane in 2017. As technology changes, modern railway signalling systems are becoming more and more reliant on IP data networks for both their day to day opera ...
  01/11/2017 26/05/2019
Cybersecurity in railway signalling systems (2017)
This paper was written by/on behalf of the IRSE's International Technical Committee (ITC). It was published in IRSE NEWS September 2017. Railway signalling systems cannot be considered as self-contained any longer and new kinds of threats have to be considered and taken care of, related to the fac ...
  01/09/2017 18/08/2021
Do we have the backbone to support emerging technologies (2017)
This paper was published in IRSE NEWS September 2017. Railways are always increasing the number of network services to cope with emerging technologies. A quick fix solution that railways currently adopt is to deploy parallel networks over the communication backbone system to cope with the demand o ...
  01/09/2017 26/05/2019
Electric token working using broadband (2017)
This paper was published in IRSE NEWS July/August 2017. The UK’s North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is a minor railway running heritage trains for 18 miles mainly along the route of the 1836 Whitby to Pickering Railway from Pickering to Grosmont; after which many services continue over Net ...
  01/07/2017 26/05/2019
ERTMS Level 3: the Game-Changer (2017)
This paper was presented by Nicole Furness (Network Rail) and colleagues from ProRail in London as part of the Presidential Programme of technical papers for 2017-18, and was published in IRSE NEWS April 2017. Our railways are full. Our networks do not currently have enough {capacity} to m ...
  01/04/2017 26/05/2019
Five operating control centres for the rail network operated by OBB Infrastructure (Austria) (2017)
This paper was originally published in "Signal & Draht" in early 2016, and was reproduced with permission in IRSE NEWS April 2017. The lines comprising the Austrian railway network have a total length of around 5500 kilometres. The network manager, ÖBB Infrastructure, is in the process of ...
  01/04/2017 26/05/2019
Future signalling and you (Presidential Address by Peter Symons) (2017)
The Annual General Meeting of the IRSE, held in April, saw the inauguration of our new President for 2017-18, Peter Symons. Peter gave his Presidential Address at the AGM, and here is a version specially written for IRSE NEWS where Peter shares his views and plans for the year ahead. The paper ...
  21/04/2017 23/08/2021
Headway as part of the operating plan (2017)
This paper was published in IRSE NEWS November 2017. Signal engineers and train operations staff often misunderstand each other when talking about headway. When someone in the operations team refers to headway, they actually mean the interval between trains expressed in minutes. They assume that t ...
  01/11/2017 26/05/2019
Integration of traffic management and train automation (2017)
This paper is based on a presentation made at the seminar "ATO - The Future of Main line Railway?" organised by the IRSE and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) at London on 16 February 2017, and Xiaolu Rao's PhD dissertation "Holistic rail network operation by integration of tr ...
  21/04/2017 26/05/2019
Internet of Things (2017)
This report of an IRSE France technical seminar was published in IRSE NEWS June 2017. Three speakers made presentations on the application of {condition monitoring} to rolling stock, infrastructure and signalling, the benefits of so doing, and the potential for using the internet as the communicat ...
  01/06/2017 31/08/2021
Is RAMS all BULL for electromechanical equipment (2017)
This paper was published in IRSE NEWS June 2017. It was originally presented at the Australasian Section AGM and Technical Conference held in March 2017. The paper explores the challenges associated with the assessment and {type approval} (also known as {product acceptance}) of systems and equipme ...
  01/06/2017 26/05/2019
Low Cost Signalling (2017)
This paper formed part of the Presidential Programme of technical papers for 2016-2017, and was published in IRSE NEWS February 2017. It was presented by Andy Stringer and Graeme Christmas in London. This paper explores what makes signalling expensive, and by implication, what might be do ...
  01/02/2017 26/05/2019
My love of planes, trains and the psychology of human factors (2017)
This paper was published in IRSE NEWS October 2017. It is is based on a paper presented to the IRSE Irish Section after their Annual General Meeting on 1 March 2017, at the Northern Ireland Railways signalling department’s offices in Belfast. Human factors is the study of the interactions be ...
  01/10/2017 26/05/2019
Presidential visit to South Africa (2017)
This paper was published in IRSE NEWS March 2017. This paper provides an overview of the historical and current development of railways (and signalling in particular) in {South Africa}. It is based on a visit by Charles Page during his Presidential Year (2016-17). It explores the technology and po ...
  01/03/2017 26/05/2019
Renewal of the tunnel control systems technology in the Lotschberg Base Tunnel (2017)
This paper was published in IRSE NEWS February 2017. This paper describes the architecture, design and operation of the auxiliary systems used to ensure safety in the Lötschberg Base Tunnel. The 35 km long Lötschberg Base Tunnel (LBT) passes through the Swiss Alps from Frutigen to Raro ...
  01/02/2017 03/06/2019
Research on signalling system interoperability for urban rail transit (2017)
This paper was published in IRSE NEWS June 2017. It was first presented at the IRSE North American Section CBTC seminar in Toronto in December 2016. With increasing urbanisation and growth of cities, urban rail transit has become the preferred solution to tackle rapidly increasing traffic jams in ...
  01/06/2017 31/08/2021
Resignalling the East Rail Line in Hong Kong: technical challenges and solutions (2017)
This paper was presented as part of the 2016-2017 Presidential Programme of Technical Papers, and was published in IRSE NEWS January 2017. Steadily increasing demands for public transport in Hong Kong require both continuous extension of the railway network and modernisation of the signalling and ...
  04/01/2017 26/05/2019
SATLOC : An innovative train control system for low traffic-density lines (2017)
Paper published in IRSE NEWS February 2017. Under the lead of the UIC (International Union of Railways), the SATLOC project has investigated and demonstrated a low-cost solution for automatic train protection and supervision of the train operation for low traffic-density lines. It is based on auto ...
  01/02/2017 03/06/2019
Saving Seconds (2017)
This paper was written by John Francis and published in IRSE NEWS April 2017. Research is ongoing into methods by which trains might travel closer together whether this be by virtual coupling or dynamic coupling, platooning or some other method. In the author's view, the reality is that close ...
  01/04/2017 26/05/2019
Secure by design: countering cyber threats (2017)
Paper published in IRSE NEWS February 2017. This paper briefly explores the vulnerability of railways to cyber attack, and some of the defences against such attacks. It explains why ensuring and maintaining security and resilience in the ‘cyber’ world requires not only sound technical ...
  01/02/2017 18/08/2021
Signalling in Japan (2017)
This paper was written by Tom Corker, the IRSE Thorrowgood Scholar for 2016, and was published in IRSE NEWS April 2017. The national railway network in {Japan} is operated by six vertically integrated regional companies, who own and operate the infrastructure and passenger trains. ...
  01/04/2017 26/05/2019
Strategic drivers of change in the signalling industry (2017)
This paper was published in IRSE NEWS December 2017. It has been produced to summarise the strategic drivers of change in the signalling industry, as viewed by the IRSE International Technical Committee (ITC). This report does not attempt to capture every factor influencing change in our industry, ...
  01/12/2017 14/12/2020
Technical features analysis of the Chinese High-Speed Railway Train Control System (2017)
This paper was published in IRSE NEWS July/August 2017. Introduction by Rod Muttram: "At several IRSE presentations I have attended, including the 2016 IRSE Convention in Beijing, I have witnessed confusion regarding exactly what the CTCS-3 train control system used on most Chinese high-speed Line ...
  01/07/2017 26/05/2019
Technology Mapping for Train Control and Communication Systems (2017)
This paper was published in IRSE NEWS July/August 2017, and was written by Portia Xaba of Gautrain, South Africa. It describes the Technology Mapping process conducted for the Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) for Signalling, Train Control and Communication Systems. The process enables the adop ...
  01/07/2017 26/05/2019
The development of the tasks of train drivers in the future (2017)
This paper was published in IRSE NEWS February 2017. It was originally published in Signal + Draht magazine in March 2016. In this article, we discuss whether and how the future tasks of train drivers will differ from the current ones and what efficient and safe task allocation between human opera ...
  01/02/2017 26/05/2019
The evolution of safety practice in railway signalling (2017)
This paper was produced by the IRSE's International Technical Committee (ITC) and published in IRSE NEWS October 2017. In the long history of railway signalling, its unique safety technologies have continuously evolved on the basis of the lessons learned from accidents. When microelectronics and c ...
  01/10/2017 26/05/2019
The great carbon debate (2017)
This paper was published in IRSE NEWS March 2017. The author is Inga Doak, Sustainability Manager, Siemens Rail Automation (UK). A presentation on the same subject was given by Inga at the Stephenson Conference in London on 27th April 2017. Carbon is big. Not necessarily in a p ...
  01/03/2017 26/05/2019
The quest for system performance in the Singapore Resignalling Project (2017)
This paper was published in IRSE NEWS January 2017. The Singapore North-South-East-West Line {resignalling project} is to replace a fixed block {Automatic Train Control} ({ATC}) signalling system with an advanced {Communications Based Train Control} ({CBTC}) {moving block} system. The North-South- ...
  04/01/2017 26/05/2019
The train control dilemma: How will disruptive innovation impact train control and traffic management systems (2017)
This was the second paper in the Presidential Programme of Technical Papers for 2017-18, and was presented in London on 12 October 2017. It was published in IRSE NEWS November 2017. Much has been written about railway signalling. Anyone who wants to understand the history of signalling, it ...
  01/11/2017 26/05/2019
The UK M6 Smart Motorway project (2017)
This paper was published in IRSE NEWS December 2017. It is a report on a presentation given to the UK M&NW Section of the IRSE in Sept 2017. As railway engineers many of us get caught up in our world of the railway and like engineers in other industries we think our world is special and differ ...
  01/12/2017 26/05/2019
The Virtual Railway Operations Laboratory at TU Braunschweig (2017)
This paper was published in IRSE NEWS October 2017. Railway education at TU Braunschweig is provided by two institutes that belong to the Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Environmental Sciences. One of them, the Institute of Railway Systems Engineering and Traffic Safety (IfEV), w ...
  01/10/2017 25/11/2020
UK Parliament Transport Committee Inquiry into Rail Technology (2016) (2017)
In February 2016 the UK Parliament's Transport Committee launched an Inquiry into Rail Technology. More specifically, it explored the deployment of train control and traffic management systems on the GB national rail network, and the "{Digital Railway}" in particular. The IRSE was one of a number ...
  27/07/2016 23/07/2021
Validation of hybrid ETCS Level 3 (2017)
In the March IRSE Presidential Paper, Nicola Furness, Henri van Houten, Laura Arenas and Maarten Bartholomeus described the architecture and benefits of Hybrid Level 3. This article builds on their work and describes the way in which Siemens validated the theory behind Hybrid Level 3 in a la ...
  01/05/2017 26/05/2019
What can cab signalling ever do for us (2017)
This paper was published in IRSE NEWS December 2017. It is based on a talk given to the IRSE Midland and North Western Section in Manchester on 19 September 2017. I first worked on ‘cab signalling’ in its broadest sense in the 1970s – developing signal repeating equipment to prov ...
  01/12/2017 26/05/2019
Will rail be a significant transport provider in years to come (2017)
This paper was published in IRSE NEWS October 2017. The rail industry in the UK has been growing rapidly for some years, during which time it has increased passenger patronage, on many routes by over 100%. Freight has not seen the same growth but that has been largely due to the recent decline in ...
  01/10/2017 20/07/2021