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Can you help create a signalling back-up system?

A competition has been launched to help shape a back-up method for railway signalling systems.

Network Rail and FutureRailway will fund successful applicants to carry out feasibility studies into the technical and commercial viability of their proposals.

The £4M contest aims to develop a Combined Positioning Alternative Signalling System allowing trains to move safely when their signalling system fails.

This would provide signallers with a reliable alternative to Temporary Block Working, giving a more accurate view of a train’s position, speed and direction of travel.

Engineers as well as logistics, defence, security and other specialists are encouraged to take part in the competition.

Applications must be submitted by 27 March. More information can be seen here.

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