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Signalling Principles Primer

Signalling Maintenance Courses

Duration 5 Days
Location Derby or at your venue
Delegates Maximum 6

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Course Overview

This course provides an understanding of signalling principles a they are applied on the UK mainline network. It is of use in a variety of fields, including design, testing, maintenance, railway operations, project management or incident investigation.

The content is draw from our IST – Layouts and IST – Control Tables courses, but involved less practical work in a shorter timescale. If you have a need for detailed understanding of signalling principles, we would recommend that your attend those two courses instead.

The course content includes:

  • Types of Signal and Route Indicator
  • Classes of Route
  • Positioning of Signals to suit operational needs
  • Signalling Plan Symbols
  • Interpreting the signalling plan
  • Train warning and protection system
  • Points arrangements
  • Train detection arrangements
  • Functional Principles of equipment
  • Interlocking Principles
  • Route Life Cycle
  • Understanding Points control tables
  • Understanding Route control tables

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