Training for the Railway Industry
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Signal Control Systems and Automatic Train Supervision (ATP)


The aim of this course is to introduce the candidates to the concepts of a modern Railway Signalling Control Centre.

Course Objectives

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

  • State the purpose of the Train describer;
  • Define a Train Headcode;
  • Describe the function of the Central Processor Unit;
  • Describe the function of a Local Processor Unit;
  • Explain the terms Junction Mode, Layover Time and Signal Adjust Time;
  • Explain the use of the Timetable in Automatic Route Setting;
  • Describe the function of the Automatic Route Setting system;
  • Describe the interconnection between the Control Centre equipment and the Signalling Equipment.

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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