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Tube Upgrades and Train Control


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This evening talk in Hammersmith will consider the design, test and commissioning of Tube upgrades and the latest techniques on how the trains are now controlled.

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16 September 2014 - 19:00-21:30


London, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the London local network.

About this event

Central control systems for mass transit railways and the introduction of modern processor-based signaling and interlocking systems in the Tube have led to international standards initiatives to harmonise both signaling and interlocking. The new technology has in turn has led to Thales UK's Seltrac moving Block Signaling System. This talk will consider various aspects of the latest technology in the context of such systems.

About the speaker

George Clark Bsc (Hons) FIRSE MIET is Engineering Director, Capital Programmes for London Underground.

He has over 30 years’ experience of delivering modern train and control system engineering within London Underground leading to the current role as Engineering Director (CPD) in LU.  In his early years he designed, tested and commissioned central control systems for mass transit railways before leading the acceptance of modern processor-based signaling interlocking systems into the Tube and leading an international standards initiative to harmonise signaling interlockings and principles, whilst developing the initial set of Signaling principles and Standards for London Underground. At the end of 1990s he undertook key project roles in the delivery of the Jubilee line Extension Train Control Systems into passenger service in the public sector. This century has seen a move to the private sector as Chief Engineering Manager of the PPP (Public Private Partnership) Line Upgrade of the Jubilee and Northern Lines, working for Tube Lines, the PPP Infrastructure Company and for two years as the contractors’, Thales, UK Engineering Manager for the application of their Seltrac moving Block Signaling System.
He returned to the public sector in 2010 to take up his current role. He is currently responsible for engineering across all disciplines in the delivery of Capital Works on LU and for ensuring safe and functional engineering. Also, he is the LU Independent Competent Person (ICP) under ROGs UK legislation (legally accountable for Independent Safety Verification) for the introduction of new and novel technical solutions.

George is a member of the IET Railway Network Executive Committee and has presented at many Railway technical forums, and is currently the Organising Chairman of the IET Professional Development Course on Railway Signaling & Control Systems.


Evening lecture: 19:00 for 19:30


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