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Principles of Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) Signalling Course

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Duration 5 days
Location Any
Delegates Maximum 10

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The course will enable a railway signal engineer to identify the key properties of a CBTC control system and how this can solve network capacity and equipment count issues. Some specific solutions will be examined. 


  • Station and junction capacity bottlenecks on metro railways
  • Traditional solutions to the capacity bottleneck
  • Infrastructure cost and the drive to reduce equipment count
  • How CBTC solves the above problems
  • Methods of train positioning 
  • Methods of movement authority transmission
  • ATP and ATO functions
  • ATO Grades of Automation
  • Case studies of different proprietary CBTC solutions
  • Proprietary CBTC compared with 'open source' ETCS



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