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Basic Railway Signalling


The aim of this course is to introduce the trainees to the basic principles of Railway Signalling as used in the UK on the Main Lines.

Course Objectives

On successful completion of the course the candidate will be able to:

  • Describe the operation of a simple DC Track Circuit
  • Explain the interaction between the Track Circuit and the Signalling system
  • State the Aspect sequence of 2, 3 and 4 Aspect signalling systems
  • Define a Block section
  • Define Absolute Block Working
  • Define Service Braking Distance
  • Explain the headway characteristics of a three aspect signalling system
  • Show how using a four aspect signalling system can reduce the headway

Additional Information

Personal Protective Equipment

This course is classroom based and therefore no P.P.E. is required.


A Certificate of Competence will be awarded to the delegate on successful completion of the written assessments.

S&T Training Limited

Railway Goods Yard
Dutton Lane
Hampshire, SO50 6AA

Tel: 023 8065 1388
Fax: 023 8072 8660



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