IRSE CBTC seminar


Full Day Seminar: Tuesday 15th February 2011

COMMUNICATIONS BASED TRAIN CONTROL
Venue: 1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London, SW1H 9JJ, UK


What exactly is Communications Based Train Control (CBTC)? Is CBTC just another signalling product, or is it something more? What are the parallels between CBTC and ERTMS? Where has CBTC been deployed, and why? What is the industry’s experience in migrating to CBTC? After more than two decades, what is the actual operating and maintenance experience with CBTC? These questions and more will be debated at this IRSE technical seminar.
The seminar will take a systems engineering view, looking at the complete CBTC project life-cycle from requirements through design and implementation to operations and maintenance. The seminar is structured to enable both signal engineers working in this field to hear of the latest developments in CBTC best practice, as well as those engineers and practitioners who want to understand more about this technology and the business case for CBTC.
The detailed programme for the day is shown overleaf.
Registration will be from 09.00 hours and the Seminar will run from 09.30 hours to 16.30 hours with refreshments and a buffet lunch provided. The price for IRSE Younger Members and retired Members will be £45.00 per ticket (including VAT), for active Railway Engineers Forum (IRSE/IET/IMechE /ICE /IRO/PWI/CILT) Members £90.00 (including VAT) and for non-members £120.00 (including VAT).
To reserve your place, return the form below, together with your remittance as appropriate, payable to the IRSE. This important Seminar, which may be used to support your continuing professional development, is likely to be popular and therefore early application is recommended. Copies of the registration form are available from www.irse.org

IRSE SEMINAR: Communications Based Train Control
15th February 2011, 1 Birdcage Walk, London, SW1H 9JJ, UK
Draft Programme (subject to change)







Subject
Speaker
09.30
Welcome
Paul Jenkins, IRSE President
09.35
Introduction: CBTC – A Product or a Strategy?
Alan Rumsey, Delcan Corpration

SESSION 1: SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS/BUSINESS CASE

09.55
The Business Case for CBTC
Speaker to be confirmed
10.25
The Danish Resignalling Program
Paul Thomas, parsons
11.05
Coffee


SESSION 2: SYSTEM DESIGNS/ARCHITECTURES

11.20
CBTC System Design Alternatives
Greg Balsdon, Thales
11.55
State-of-the-art Practices in Non-disruptive Migration to CBTC
Jean-Francois Gabillet, Alstom
12.30
Lunch & Networking


SESSION 3: SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION

13.30
Lessons Learned in Implementing CBTC Systems on London Underground
George Clark, London Underground
14.10
Madrid Metro Experience in Resignalling with CBTC while Maintaining Revenue Service Operations
Speaker to be confirmed
14.50
Coffee


SESSION 4: SYSTEM OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE

15.10
Experience in Operating/Maintaining a CBTC System
Speaker to be confirmed
15.50
Panel Session and Debate
Alan Rumsey, Delcan Corporation
16.20
Closing Remarks
Paul Jenkins, IRSE President
16.30
Close