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The Application of Digital Technologies on Thameslink

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Technical Paper


The Application of Digital Technologies on Thameslink


This IRSE lecture will be on the design and delivery of telecoms solutions which have been implemented on the Thameslink Programme to enable a digital railway with 24 trains an hour European Train Control System (ETCS) operation with Automatic Train Control (ATO) through the centre of London.

Topics will include

  • the upgrade of Global System Mobile - Railway (GSM-R) for use as the radio bearer for ETCS and for prove of concept in the Thameslink System Integration Lab;
  • the deployment of a new Internet Protocol (IP) based signalling private network for the re-signalling of London Bridge;
  • the use of an IP network for Traffic Management;
  • the use of IP technology for station information and surveillance (SISS) in the rebuilt London Bridge station;
  • and the upgrading of Customer Information Systems with new display formats, including train plans and platform zoning information, through the Thameslink Core.

For safety & security reasons you will need to register at by the evening of Monday 21st January 2019

Please arrive from 17:30 for a 18:00 start. Please contact for further information.


London / UK


Stratford, London


10th Floor Auditorium, TfL Office, 5 Endeavour Square, Westfield Avenue, E20 1JN

Start Date & Time

24 January 2019 18:00

End Date & Time

24 January 2019 20:00

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