The introduction of on-board cab signalling represents a fundamental change in the way the railway will be operated. Signalling - traditionally a Network Rail responsibility - will become a joint endeavour of both Network Rail and the train operator - whether freight or passenger. Whilst there is a 25- year timetable for the introduction of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) on the GB rail network, freight operators should not be complacent about the impact this will have on their businesses in the short term. The introduction of ERTMS is something which all rail businesses - particularly freight - need to engage with now.
This article- written by Tammy Samuel and Darren Fodey- first appeared in the September issue of RFG news.
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