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BST - Basic Signalling Technology

Signalling Design Courses

Duration 10 Days
Location Any
Delegates Maximum 10
Location Places Date Book
LocationDerby Places8 Date15/05/23 BookClick Here
LocationDerby Places10 Date31/07/23 BookClick Here
LocationDerby Places10 Date06/11/23 BookClick Here

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This course is intended for the signal engineer who requires development of signalling principles knowledge towards design of interfaces to trackside equipment.

Key Features

  • Demonstration of all equipment types on working systems with complete diagrams
  • Signalling systems
  • Plan conventions and symbols
  • Signalling relays and circuits
  • Electrical interlockings
  • Train Detection
  • Signals
  • Automatic Warning System
  • Train protection and Warning System
  • Points
  • Cabling
  • Power Supplies
  • Location design
  • The project life-cycle
  • Works design and testing processes
  • Competence issues

Course Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the delegate will be able to describe and interpret the following:

  • Operation of Relay and SSI driven signals.
  • Symbols on signalling plans and circuit diagrams.
  • Operation of train detection systems.
  • Principles of operation of interlockings.
  • Principles of TPWS application and operation
  • Mechanical and electrical operation of points.
  • Principles of Rail Signalling power supplies.
  • Selection of Rail Signalling cabling.
  • Design and testing processes and relationships.

Assessment and Certification

Achievement of the Course Outcomes will be assessed by a theory assessment.

The delegate’s achievement of the Course Outcomes will be confirmed by a certificate which will be forwarded to the nominated client contact following the course.


A well prepared delegate is expected to be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic electrical principles, symbols and circuits.

Practical Information

Duration: 10 Days

Location: at our Derby training centre, or on your premises (access to equipment is preferable but not essential)

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