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ERTMS UK Application Course

Digital Railway

Duration 5 Days
Location Derby or at your venue
Delegates Maximum 12
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The Cambrian Line has successfully demonstrated the application of ERTMS Level 2 in the UK. Imminent major renewals of signalling infrastructure on key routes will see this technology rapidly rolled-out, to be transformed from the rare to the mundane.


This course will prepare a forward-thinking signal engineer for the Digital Railway.

Key Features

  • ERTMS trackside Levels
  • ETCS trainborne Modes and Mode Profiles
  • ERTMS jargon is explained in clear English terms
  • “Before and after” signalling plan and performance comparisons for ERTMS Levels 1, 2 and 3
  • Typical configurations of trackside, interlocking and RBC equipment
  • ERTMS information and calculations
  • Release Speeds and Overlaps
  • Placing Marker boards, Ends of Authority, Supervised Locations and Balises
  • Headway calculations for ERTMS
  • Exercise: Signalling a Layout for ERTMS, covering a wide variety of lifelike situations
  • UK interpretation for ERTMS Levels 2 
  • Making provision for unfitted and fallback operation
  • Modelling the Infrastructure
  • The trainborne Driver-Machine interface
  • Typical configurations of trainborne equipment

Course Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the delegate will be able to describe how the future application of ERTMS will affect the current technical and operational practices.


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


A well prepared delegate is expected to be familiar with signalling principles, layout plans and wiring diagrams for UK main line signalling installations.

Practical Information

Duration: 5 days

Location: At our Derby training centre, or on your premises.

We can deliver this course on a private basis, in which case the specific content can be tailored to the detailed needs of the client’s employee group.

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