Rail technology: signalling and traffic management Contents


Terms of Reference


1 Background and context

The urgent need for greater capacity

Rail signalling today

Modern railway signalling


Voice and data communications

Traffic management software

Driver Advisory Systems

The Digital Railway programme

2 Confidence in Network Rail

Network Rail’s recent history

Cuts to the ETCS cab fitment fund

Supplier confidence

“40% more capacity” and other claims

Delays to ETCS and Traffic Management roll out

London Underground experience

3 Digital Railway’s strategy

Making choices

Passenger and freight rail

Rail staff and Digital Railway

Rail operating centres

Timetable planning

Control periods

Private funding

Conclusions and recommendations

Glossary of terms and acronyms

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

21 October 2016