A Knowledge Share to In-Cab Signalling

A Knowledge Share to In-Cab Signalling
A Knowledge Share to In-Cab Signalling

A Knowledge Share to In-Cab Signalling

The signalling system on the railway is often the restrictive factor in determining the frequency of trains that can safely run on the rail network. Recent advances in technology have allowed for the implementation of traditional rail signalling principles in a smarter way, allowing for signals themselves to be removed and the equivalent information instead being presented to the driver ‘in-cab’.

In-cab signalling technology is being deployed worldwide, with Australia having committed to its implementation in multiple states. Whilst this technology predominantly focuses on the signalling discipline, projects that use it must consider the entire rail system, and therefore have a multi-disciplinary approach.

This presentation will explore the reasons for which an in-cab signalling technology may be chosen and the benefits of its implementation. It will discuss the safety improvements that can be realised and the capacity increases that it may bring, before moving on to give a technical overview of how such in-cab signalling systems are designed, including the considerations that should be taken by other disciplines. Lastly, the presentation will give lessons learned from existing project implementations in both the UK and Australia.

Meet Our Speaker:

Georgina Hartwell – Associate Rail Systems Engineer

In this session, Georgina will share her experiences in implementing in-cab signalling on the Thameslink Project in London and in working on similar such projects across Australia. She will give an overview of in-cab technologies such as ETCS and CBTC, and discuss some lessons learned that should be considered for future projects. 


Event Timings:

5.00pm: Arrival and registration

5.30pm: Presentation commences

7.30pm: Presentation concludes

05 / 02 / 2020 - 05:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Registration Closes
04 / 02 / 2020 05:00 pm
900 Ann Street
Fortitude Valley
  • Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Society Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Student Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
Key Speaker(s)
Georgina Hartwell
Railway Technical Society of Australasia (RTSA), Queensland Chapter
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
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