Category: Rail CBTC

The Cyber Senate announce Rail Cyber Security Working Group in London

The acceleration of the European digital railway introduces vulnerabilities to an infrastructure historically isolated from cyber attacks. The rail industry and its ecosystem now have an even greater responsibility to ensure the safety and security of the network, and will need to learn how to adapt and mitigate evolving threats quickly.

Following on from the Cyber Senate Rail Cyber Security Summit in 2015 and 2016, we introduce to you the European Rail Cyber Security Working Group, proposed by key stakeholders from our community. The focus of the working group will be to provide a unique face to face, brainstorming platform for those involved in cyber securing rail infrastructure, both IT and OT, to formulate actionable takeaways that can assist in developing a cohesive European vision for the industry moving forward.

Modernising Signalling Design Through Improved Asset Data Capture and Management

Just 58 days until the 4th Annual Asset Information and Data Management Smart Rail conference takes place in London on June 14th.

Sagacity Media are pleased to announce David Shipman, Innovations Engineering Manager, Network Rail, will be joining us discussing “Modernising Signalling Design Through Improved Asset Data Capture and Management.”

Mr Shipman’s presentation will include insight such as;

•New trainborne equipment can capture high-accuracy footage from which railway assets can be identified and captured in an asset data model,

•The asset model forms the base plan for developing new signalling schemes and can be analysed, modified and extended using a suite of design tools utilised both in-house and by suppliers.

•New signalling assets can be overlaid onto the captured footage using virtual reality techniques, and the asset data model updated accordingly.

•This enables the automation of processes such as Signal Sighting within the safety of the office environment instead of the operational railway.

•As a result, there is a significant reduction in safety risk for lineside workers, as well as improving project costs and timescales.

Now in its 4th year, the theme of this year’s show is “Transforming rail asset management through data-driven intelligence.” We have a key focus on innovation and a unique programme lined up for this powerful one-day conference.

Confirmed speakers include Transport for London, HS2, Network Rail, Decami, Costain, SNCF, UIC, 8Power, European Railway Agency, Institute of Railway Engineering and Transport Economy, Graz University of Technology, Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG, Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, University of Cambridge and more.


4th Annual
Asset Information and Data Management for Smart Rail
June 14 2017 London United Kingdom
Millennium Gloucester Hotel
Co-Sponsored by Costain
Register while places remain

Exhibitor space incentives are available until May 1st on a first come first serve basis. We also have options for sponsored Lunch, Drinks and Coffee Breaks available for a limited time only. Contact or call 44 (0)207 096 5081

Digital Railway – the Main Line CBTC? Presented by Network Rail

Key Note Presentation: Digital Railway – the Main Line CBTC?

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 ScottPrincipal Systems ArchitectNetwork Rail Digital Rail

Lessons learned in delivering CBTC successfully

“Realisation of the future network and lessons learned in delivering CBTC successfully” presented by Engineering Director, Capital Programmes DirectorateLondon Underground, Mr George Clark

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

Key success factors

The internet of Transport

The convergence of technology and infrastructure has the ability to transform our communities and economy, reduce emissions as well provide an opportunity for business leaders to optimise asset performance and reduce cost.
Asset information and data management will allow more precise decisions to be made to balance cost, risk and performance, supporting operational effectiveness and efficiency.
We will be addressing how the European rail sector are developing and implementing asset information strategies, managing data across multiple disparate systems and leveraging new technologies to succeed.

On June 23rd for the 2nd Annual Asset Information and Data Management for Smart Rail conference, Sagacity Media’s presenters will also be addressing the role IOT is playing in the transformation of the future railway infrastructure, how it can be understood and the how its benefits can be realised.

Metro Madrid’s Carlos Esquíroz, Engineering & Maintenance Director will be presenting “Managing Assets and Passengers data…The Internet of Transport.” Read more