On the feast day of St. Wenceslaus let’s think about how to make an East Coast Main Line digital with European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2.
As an increase in rail passengers and freight should help transport de-carbonisation, this talk will look at why this might be the case.
We’ll be discussing how replacing Victorian lights-on-sticks with modern digital rail traffic management and in-cab signalling should help. All with a passing reference to the current work on the East Coast Main Line.
Although speaking in a personal capacity, Will Deakin works at Network Rail where he leads a team of technical architects and is accountable for the technical delivery of change to national operations, industry, and planning systems.
He also helps develop European rail industry data policy and standards and is a representative at the European Agency for Railways (ERA) Telematics Applications for Freight (TAF) and Passenger services (TAP) change control board.