• Latest attendees include Siemens, Mott MacDonald, OpenETCS Foundation Board Nuremberg, London Underground,
  • Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education, SNCF, Transport for Greater Manchester, University of Birmingham, Network Rail,
  • East Japan Railway Co, Parsons Inc/BART, Thales, Ricardo Rail, BART, Beijing Traffic Control Technology Co, Crossrail, Transport for London, Four Lines Modernisation, Tagmaster AB, Serco Middle East, Park Signalling Ltd, SF Bay Area Rapid Transit, Infrabel and more

New York Metropolitan Authority, Siemens and Thales highlight the difficulty in delivering CBTC to NY Subways that operate around the clock. Integrating with older technology remains an issue, alongside time constraints. The running of 24 hour trains makes it more difficult than London or Paris systems, even though they are much older.

Sagacity Media’s 3rd annual CBTC event will address how to delivery CBTC successfully, we are joined by London Underground and SNCF who will discuss how they are overcoming many adoption challenges for new CBTC systems.

On March 9th 2016 in London, SNCF will be discussing how they are intending to migrate their existing mass transit & suburban E Line in Paris to CBTC and have already addressed issues regarding the key factors in delivering CBTC successfully.

As a major contribution to the 3rd annual CBTC conference, they will discuss: “Using a model based design approach for design / integration / validation (MBDIV) in a constrained network (i.e. a line in operation, with only few time slots for on site testing).
For this project (E Line), SNCF have already implemented models related to their existing relay based interlocking and prepared some necessary adaptations for their future CBTC: a demo based on this example could be used for illustrating the general concept for MBDIV.

Do not miss this unique opportunity to learn from transport industry leaders how they are successfully implementing, testing and managing communications based train control.

Places are limited, act now to avoid disappointment!


3rd Annual Communications Based Train Control
March 9th 2016
Copthorne Tara London Kensington 

Media Partners include Railway Industry Association, RZD Partners, World Freight Network, Specialist Freight Networks

Featured Speakers

George Clark
Engineering Director, Capital Programmes Directorate
London Underground

Peter Cushing
Metrolink Director
Transport for Greater Manchester

Simon Scott
Principal Systems Architect
Network Rail Digital Rail

Mr Stephane Callet
System Engineer and Project Manager

Andy Bourne
Head of Railway System Delivery, Four Lines Modernisation programme
London Underground

Dr Klaus Rüdiger Hase
Project Leader openETCS
DB Netz AG

Sam Etchell
Senior Project Manager – 4LM ATC Upgrade
London Underground

Karl King
Head of Train Control Systems
Mott MacDonald

Dr Lei Chen
Simulation Group, Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education

For further information on exhibiting, sponsoring or attending please contact Daryl Fig +44 (0)207 096 1754

Author(s): Carlos Rodríguez Sánchez & Juan Moreno García-Loygorri

Thank you to Metro Madrid for sharing this insightful article with us. “The key point of this paper is to discuss the feasibility of carrying CBTC data over an LTE network.”

For Eurotransport, Metro de Madrid colleagues Carlos Rodríguez Sánchez and Juan Moreno García-Loygorri, take a look at the feasibility of carrying Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) data over a Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network. CBTC data is mostly critical, but most of the services carried over mobile networks, like LTE, are absolutely not critical. This article1 provides an overview of the challenges that imply the CBTC communications subsystem, and the requirements for the mobile network, plus a description of LTE technology and railway-related aspects.

Engineering Director, Capital Programmes Directorate, London Underground, George Clark will present on the 3rd Annual CBTC conference in London discussing “Realisation of the future network and lessons learned in delivering CBTC successfully,” to include:

  • Lessons learned in previous deployments
  • Bringing the next four lines into the modern era

Key success factors

  • Delivery management
  • Migration strategies
  • Managing the Change
  • Measuring & Optimising Performance

Sagacity Media Ltd are proud to announce the Key Note Presentation: Digital Railway – the Main Line CBTC? for the 3rd Annual CBTC conference in London on March 9th

As the demands on main line railway converge on Metro’s, the Digital Railway is applying digital interventions to meet these demands. This presentation explains the Digital Railway and some of the parallels to CBTC, and the differences.

Simon Scott, Principal Systems ArchitectNetwork Rail Digital Rail

We are pleased to announce the addition of Mr Sam Etchell from London Underground for the 3rd annual conference on CBTC next March. We are keen to hear about his work and predictive analytics case studies in working with the Victoria Line and more.

The presentation will be live shortly! Check back soon