The implementation of Digital Railway technology is well underway with the introduction of the European Train Control System (ETCS) and Automatic Train Operation (ATO) on the Thameslink Core Route through central London.
ETCS and ATO will allow the running of more trains, at a frequency of up to one train every 2-3 minutes, more safely and reliably than ever before.
Pennant – Track Access are delighted to have been able to work with the experienced training team at Govia Thameslink Railway to produce a driver briefing video that explains in detail the operation of ETCS and ATO through the Thameslink Core.
The video features drivers’ eye footage synchronised with a view of the ETCS control panel known as the Driver Machine Interface or DMI, along with a professional spoken commentary to describe the multitude of functions and systems in place that allow the operation of ETCS and ATO.
The briefing video will be rolled out to GTR drivers working through the Thameslink Core area as part of a comprehensive introduction to ETCS and ATO, and is accompanied by a series of route videos showing the different areas of transition between conventional and ETCS signalling.
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