Learn to work more effectively with those who design signal systems through this entry-level training designed to build your awareness of base system architecture, the jargon, & operational aspects of signal & train control systems.
Key Learning Objectives
- Gain a working knowledge of fundamentals for railway train control and signalling systems
- Learn how many of today’s train control and signalling systems are designed and operated to increase railway capacity, reliability, safety and competitiveness
- Explore the merits of the different types of signalling and control systems
- Review the applicable rules, regulations, standards and specifications that govern the design and maintenance of various signalling systems
About the Course
This course provides participants with a sound basis in the theoretical and practical requirements in signalling and control systems in the rail environment.
The course begins with a critical historical exploration of signalling and control system so that participants grasp the underpinning lessons for change in system design (along with technology changes). These lessons are reflected in the remaining content.
The course then goes on to explore the basic function, operation and design requirements of signalling systems. Covered throughout the course are the key concepts, terminology and types of signalling and control systems, along with plenty of discussions and activities to gain a firm understanding.
Who Will Benefit
This is an entry level course. This will benefit those who interface with train control and signalling systems whose improved understanding of how they are designed and operated and the critical safety issues governing their design will improve project outcomes.
Job areas include engineering disciplines (eg. civil, structural, mechanical, project and design), operations management, maintenance, safety, track management, project management, graduates, technical sales, contractors, state and federal government, inspectors/technicians, public works professionals and signal engineers new to the field.
Evolution of signalling and control systems
- The impact of incidents and accidents on design
- Procedures and systems that are still used
What is a signalling system?
- What is its purpose?
- How does it work?
- What can happen if it goes wrong?
What is a signalling control system?
- What is its purpose?
- How is it presented to the operator?
How the signalling system works in an operations environment
- Signalling principles
- Signalling rules
- Operational procedures
- Automatic signalling
- Controlled signalling
Components in modern signalling and control systems
- Line side equipment: Signals, points, level crossings, track circuits and axle counters
- The effect of the wheel-rail interface on train detection systems
- Interlocking: Relay and computer-based interlockings
- On board systems: In-cab signalling systems; ATP
- Train control systems: Centralised/distributed
- Communications systems
- Fail safe applications (track faults, level crossings and signal rules)
- Enforcing authority (train stops)
- State and federal government regulations
- Equipment approval
- Headways and capacity
- Signal spacing
- Route signalling, speed signalling
- Reliability and availability, degraded modes
- The design process
- Testing & commissioning
- Maintenance and operation
On-site & in-house training
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