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RSCS Programme

 

Virtual Day 1: Tuesday 18 April

Signal & Control Systems in Context

Time

Session Title

09:30

Chair Welcome

George Clark, Technical Director, Transport for London

09:40

Keynote

Signalling the future

Andy Knight, President, Institution of Railway Signal Engineers

10:00

Break

10:05

A Brief History of Railway Signalling – from the Bobby to the Balise

Stephen Clark, Professional Head of Independent Assurance and Lead Signatory for Ricardo Certification, Ricardo

10:55

Break

11:05

The Role of the Regulator

Ian Maxwell, Head of Train Control Systems, Office of Rail and Road, RSSB

11:30

Break

11:35

How does Signalling Contribute to the Railway Enterprise

Andrew Love, Head of Train Control and Signalling, SNC-Lavalin Atkins

12:25

Morning Review Q&A

12:45

Lunch time break

13:30

A Beginners Guide to Engineering Safety Management

Ross Dunsford, Regional Lead & Associate Director for Systems Engineering, Integration and Assurance, WSP

14:10

Break

14:20

Human Factors for Railway Signalling and Control Systems

Dr Amanda Elliot, Director - Rail Human Factors Integration Specialist, Innovance Designs

15:00

Break

15:10

Contract basics for railway engineers: key issues

15:50

Afternoon Review Q&A

Virtual Day 2: Wednesday 19 April

Fundamentals of Signal & Control Systems

Time

Sessions

09:30

Chair Welcome

09:40

The Need for Train Detection

10:20

Break

10:25

Interlocking Principles

Graeme Christmas, Principal Engineer Signalling Design, Network Rail

11:05

Break

11:15

Intermittent and Continuous ATP

Paul Booth, ERTMS Technical Specialist, Nichols group

12:05

Break

12:10

Systems Engineering & Requirements

Thulasi Karunakaran, Technical Director & Systems Engineering Lead, Arcadis

12:55

Morning Review Q&A

13:15

Lunch time break

14:00

Rail Traffic Management Systems (RTMS) & Driver Advisory Systems (DAS)

Andy Bourne, Senior Technical Director, ARCADIS

14:40

Break

14:50

Telecommunications Supporting Signalling & Railway Operations

Asif Sheikh, Principal Engineering Leader - Telecoms & Fixed Transmission Networks, Transport for London

15:30

Break

15:35

Cyber Security

Alastair Hayden, Technology Lead - Wayside Signalling, SNC Lavlin Atkins

15:55

Afternoon Review Q&A

Week Two

Virtual Day 3: Tuesday 25 April

Signal System Design

Time

Sessions

09:30

Chair Welcome

09:40

Signalling Design for Capacity

10:10

Metro moving block principles

10:30

Break

10:40

ATO Railways: Train Equipment & Interfaces

Toby Nicholson, Principal Systems Engineer, railRS3 Ltd

11:20

Break

11:30

Electrical Integration and Interface Management

Sarah Dale, Principal Traction Power Engineer, Mott MacDonald

12:15

Morning Review Q&A

12:25

Lunch time break

13:25

Simulation & Performance Modelling

Tony Lightfoot, Principal Engineering Leader, Transport for London

14:05

Break

14:10

Intelligent infrastructure

14:50

Break

15:00

Automation & Driverless rail: Is a driverless main line feasible?

15:30

Afternoon Review Q&A

Virtual Day 4: Wednesday 26 April

System Implementation

Time

Sessions

09:30

Chair Welcome

09:40

Case Study - Elizabeth Line

Chris Binns, Chief Engineer, Crossrail  (tbc)

10:30

Break

10:40

Pursuing high Reliability

11:20

Break

11:30

Case Study - 4Line Modernisation

Catherine Latham, Head of Programme 4LM, Transport for London (tbc)

12:20

Morning Review Q&A

12:30

Lunch time break

13:15

Maintaining modern systems

14:15

Break

14:25

European Rail Implementation: Beyond the shores of the UK

15:05

Review Q&A

15:15

Closing summary

15:25

Finish