Signalling for tomorrow’s railway

ROGER FORD explores Siemens Mobility’s cutting-edge signalling technology

ETCS L2 with ATO overlay: a Class 700 passes an ETCS marker board in the six foot at St Pancras International low level on 16 December 2017. Keith Fender

It was the industrialist Percy Barnevik who, back in the 1970s, came up with the strategy for industrial conglomerates of ‘think global, act local’. I’ve always had problems visualising how this works, but Siemens Mobility’s Rail Automation business has finally provided the practical example I have been seeking.

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