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NGTC (Next Generation Train Control) is the First Research Project Partially Funded by the European Commission Under the 7th Framework Programme

Under the NGTC project all main rail system signalling suppliers together with mainline operators and infrastructure managers as well as urban rail operators are going to be working jointly in developing the next generation of train control systems.

London, United Kingdom, January 01, 2014 --( Technical leader of the UNIFE coordinated project NGTC, Mr David Dimmer of Thales Canada, will be presenting a Key Note presentation on the March 12th 2014 conference in London on Communications Based Train Control held by Sagacity Media Ltd.

The NGTC presentation will focus on key areas including the introduction of ERTMS, development of Urban train control systems, onboard and wayside equipment standard interfaces, technical and operational synergies, and the expected impact, delivery, development and harmonizations.

Recently, Mr. Philippe Citroën, Director-General of UNIFE, emphasized the importance of the NGTC project for the SHIFT2RAIL initiative: “NGTC needs to be seen in the wider context of rail research. It is one of the projects which pave the way to SHIFT²RAIL - An initiative that will allow us to make a step-change in research and development in Europe in the next coming years.”

The NGTC presentation, joined by leading Operations, Engineering and Technical Directors, will provide industry professionals first hand insight into how Europe’s leading Rail Operators and suppliers are meeting the challenges of implementing CBTC in new and existing infrastructure projects.

Additional Key Speakers and presentations include:

London Overground and Crossrail, Deputy Operations Director, Duncan Cross - Challenges of implementing CBTC

London Underground, Engineering Director, George Clarke - Planning for the railway of the future

London Underground, Hugh Bridge, SUP ATC Engineering Manager - Undertaking major signalling upgrades without impacting travelling customers

SNCF, Project Director, Said El Fassi - Holistic Modelling and Simulation

SNCF, Director of Technology, Strategy and Regulation, Dr. Pierre Messulam - ERTMS SNCF experience

B.C. Rapid Transit Company, Retiring Manager, Operations Planning (Expo/Millennium Lines), Ian Graham - 28 years of CBTC, a Skytrain case study

B.C Rapid Transit Company, Senior Engineer, Chris Morris- Technical lessons learned at Skytrain

Delcan Corporation, Vice President Rail and Transit Systems, Dr Alan Rumsey - A recipe for success in implementation

GTT Metro, Technological project innovation manager, Alberto Forchino - Risk, Requirements and developments

DB Netz AG, Project Leader openETCS, Klaus Rudiger Hase - How could openETCS help to integrate modern CBTC technology into the European Traffic Control System?

Mott MacDonald, Elaine Thompson, Principal Human Factors Engineer - ERTMS bridging the gap between technology and adoption, a human factors case study

TPD Technologies, Director, Paul Cheeseman - Challenges and successes of independent safety assessments in new CBTC railways

ITCertifer, International Business Manager, Gino Di Mambro - The new European railway world

Interested parties should contact

Sagacity Media Ltd
James Nesbitt
+44 (0)20 7 096 1754

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