The signalling modernisation is due to be installed in over 40% of the network to provide more trains, more often and more reliably.
Todays announcements mark an exciting time for both operators and suppliers in the Communications Based Train Control industry, with new opportunities and challenges presented for 2014.
UK conference organisers, Sagacity Media, will be hosting their Communications Based Train Control conference in London on March 12th 2014, providing industry leaders an opportunity to discuss future plans.
George Clark, Engineering Director, Capital Programmes Directorate, London Underground will be discussing the Railway of the Future as one of the key presenters on the event.
His presentation will address key issues such as strategic planning: an holistic approach to upgrading the railway, meeting the growth in demand, providing for a 24 hour metro, the constraints of an ageing infrastructure, seeking to deliver demanding performance targets and the role of CBTC in the future railway system and what price standardisation?
Mr Clark is responsible for the engineering across all disciplines within the Capital Programme of London Underground and the technical assurance as defined in the ROGS legislation, he has undertaken rail engineering roles in both the public and private sector during a career of over 30 years.
He will be joined by Hugh Bridge, SUP ATC Engineering Manager, London Underground, who will be discussing “Undertaking major signalling upgrades without impacting on the travelling customers: London Underground case study.”
Mr Bridge has over twenty years of rail experience working for Interfleet Technology on major railway programmes, in the UK and overseas. For the last 8 years he has been working with London Underground in senior engineering management roles for the line upgrade programmes, including the Victoria Line, Deep Tube and Sub-Surface ATC upgrades.
The Communications Based Train Control conference will take place on March 12th 2014 in London, with additional presentations from London Overground and Crossrail, The NGTC project, SNCF, BC Transit Company, Deutsche Bahn, GTT Metro, Delcan Corporation, RSSB and more