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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

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“There have been a small number of reports describing a power outage in Eastern Ukraine on the day before Christmas Eve. What makes these reports unique is the cited cause of the outage. A small number of sources in Russia and Ukraine indicate the electrical outage was caused by a cyber attack, specifically a virus from an outside source. I am skeptical as the referenced outage has been hard to substantiate and the cause surfaced relatively quickly (normally, determining root cause analysis of an incident takes time especially when it pertains to activity on the network).” Read more


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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