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2017 19 Jul

Digital Railway Programme

Our Next Steps

Programme Director, Michael Flynn, looks ahead to some of the programme’s next key challenges Having made substantial progress over the last twelve months, it is also a perfect opportunity to look briefly at some of the key programme challenges that will be facing us over the coming year. A huge amount of work has already […]

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2017 19 Jul

Digital Railway Programme Industry

Impact on the Workforce

The development of a fully integrated and inclusive People Strategy is at the heart of the Digital Railway Programme, with an engaged, informed and educated workforce critical to its successful implementation. The last twelve months have seen significant progress in this area of the programme, with Paul Sutherland, the DRP’s Head of Operations and Maintenance, […]

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2017 19 Jul

Digital Railway Programme

A Network Rail Route Perspective

In an increasingly devolved Network Rail, individual Routes are preparing their own plans to tackle specific local performance and capacity challenges. In light of the recently completed Strategic Outline Business Cases, Richard Schofield and Rob McIntosh, the Route Managing Directors for Greater Anglia and LNE respectively, discuss the vital role that digital signalling and train […]

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2017 19 Jul

Digital Railway Programme

Early Deployment of Digital Signalling and Train Control

Here we look back to the origins of the European Train Control System (ETCS) and Traffic Management (TM) in Great Britain – what the early drivers were for its introduction and its subsequent development. Inquiries and Reviews When Railtrack started development of its Train Control System (TCS) for the West Coast Mainline in 1996, it […]

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2017 13 Jul

Digital Railway Programme Future plans Supply Chain Technology

British technology innovation set to deliver a more punctual railway

A new delay-busting Traffic Management system on the Great Western Railway will boost performance on train journeys between London Paddington and Bristol Parkway. The Digital Railway Programme has teamed up with Network Rail’s Western Route and the British signalling and train control specialists, Resonate, to trial the ‘Luminate’ Traffic Management System that could see reactionary […]

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