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Signalling The Layout - ERTMS Level 2

Digital Railway

Duration 5 Days
Location Derby or Any location subject to equipment requirements
Delegates Maximum 10
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LocationDerby Places10 Date30/11/20 BookClick Here

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This course will enable a signalling designer to create a signalling plan for the UK application of ERTMS Level 2.

Key Features

  • This coures addresses for future method of signalling for the UK.
  • The course concentrates on understanding of underlying rules for ERTMS level 2 equipment specification.
  • Baseline 2 and 3 functionalities
  • Also provides preparation for module 2 of the IRSE examination

Course Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the delegate will be able to:

  • Explain ERTMS Level 2 operation and system components
  • Determine end of authority to supervised location distances and release speeds
  • Perform headway calculations to determine layout parameters
  • Position nodes, marker boards and supervised locations according to safety and operational requirements.
  • Specify Overlay, Underlay and fringe arrangements
  • Specify node and marker identities
  • Specify eurobalise group positions
  • Specify the packets content of Eurobalise messages
  • Specify route characteristics
  • Specify any additional trap points required
  • Specify normal lie and identify of points
  • Specify train detection areas and identities

Assessment and Certification

Achievements of the Course Outcomes will be confirmed by a certificate of signalling layout principles for ERTMS Level 2.

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 be familiar with 

  • Conventional UK lineside signalling layouts and how to design them.
  • ERTMS system components and Level 2 operation

This course is produced and run by Signet Solutions - For further information contact us.


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