Comtest Wireless guest writes for Rail Engineer Magazine


Rail Engineer article

Performance challenges facing railway signalling and telecoms – what does good look like?

The March edition of Rail Engineer magazine focuses on Signalling & Telecoms and Comtest Wireless is featured in the digital edition.

Shelley Robertson, Marketing, writes “Around the world, rail organisations are working hard to increase capacity and operate faster, safer trains more efficiently.

In the UK, Network Rail has allocated £180 million as part of CP6 (Control Period 6, 2019-2024), towards its Digital Railway Programme (DRP). The focus is on supporting improvements to train performance by tackling three fundamental problems: providing greater capacity, improving service reliability and reducing signalling system renewal costs. It also includes National enabling projects such as telecoms system upgrades.

Furthermore, as over half of Britain’s analogue signalling systems, with lineside ‘traffic lights’ controlling trains, needs be replaced within the next 15 years, this is planned to be addressed in CP7 (2024-2029) onwards.

Let’s examine some key challenges faced by those responsible for rail telecom and signalling systems performance and operations, and propose ‘what good looks like’ to mitigate them today and in the years ahead.”

The article continues and looks at three challenges for the rail telecoms and signalling sector; asking the question, ‘what does good look like to address these?’

You can read the full article on ‘Performance challenges facing railway signalling and telecoms – what does good look like?’ here.

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