Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE

ERTMS Opportunities in the UK

16 February 2009

Richard will be explaining the components that come together to form ERTMS, what the system does and how it works and also explain how implementation is being managed throughout Europe.
Andrew will then pick up on how the technology fits within Network Rail's Technology Strategy and the industry's vision for the rail network in Britain as well as the implementation approach being adopted along with the challenges being faced and opportunities being created.

Meet the Speakers

Andrew joined London Transport in 1981 as a Signalling Graduate Trainee where he spent time in the Signalling Drawing Office and Computer Development Section. In 1986 he joined Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway Corporation where he was responsible for the introduction of SSI on the Eastern Harbour Crossing. He then returned to London Underground in 1990, this time with the responsibility for the introduction of the Central Line signalling system, Automatic Train Protection, Automatic Train Operation and Centralised Control. He joined Railtrack in 1999 as Head of Signal Engineering and since November 2007 has been undertaking his current role as Network Rail's Director, Future Train and Operational Control Systems.

Richard joined British Rail in 1974 and has had a varied career in signal engineering with BR, Railtrack and now, Network Rail. Over the last 20 years, Richard has been involved with technical strategy and development, including ATP and interlockings and more recently, over the last decade, has been working on ERTMS at project, national and European level. He is currently Network Rail's Principal Engineer (ETCS).

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: Andrew joined London Transport in 1981 as a Signalling Graduate Trainee where he spent time in the Signalling Drawing Office and Computer Development Section. In 1986 he joined Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway Corporation where he was responsible for the introduction of SSI on the Eastern Harbour Crossing. He then returned to London Underground in 1990, this time with the responsibility for the introduction of the Central Line signalling system, Automatic Train Protection, Automatic Train Operation and Centralised Control. He joined Railtrack in 1999 as Head of Signal Engineering and since November 2007 has been undertaking his current role as Network Rail’s Director, Future Train and Operational Control Systems.

Richard joined British Rail in 1974 and has had a varied career in signal engineering with BR, Railtrack and now, Network Rail. Over the last 20 years, Richard has been involved with technical strategy and development, including ATP and interlockings and more recently, over the last decade, has been working on ERTMS at project, national and European level. He is currently Network Rail’s Principal Engineer (ETCS).

Duration: 1 hr 22 mins