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New RETB locomotive and yellow plant cab fitments

Cab fitment support to the industry for new vehicle entrants onto RETB routes is an on-going service provided by Comms Design Limited.  This month additional cab equipment was supplied for Plesser & Theurer tamping plant and LNWR Heritage Class 37 and 47 locos.

Doing our bit

We are currently converting all our premises lighting to high-efficiency low-power LED units. This should save over 1 tonne of emitted CO2 per year, every little bit helps! This new lighting will pay for itself in less than 18 months so makes good commercial sense as well. If you haven’t done this yet in your …

Rail North of the Border Event September 2019

It was a pleasure to be invited to attend the Rail North of the Border dinner and conference event on the 5th September 2019. The high-calibre keynote speakers and debate panellists reminded us all of the real passion and future vision for success on Scotland’s railways.  Comms Design Limited are proud to be major contributors …

New RETB support equipment delivered to DJ Civil Engineering

This month we supplied track possession management equipment to DJ Civil Engineering Ltd. Supporting open-access for permanent way services companies to bid for work on RETB routes is part of our core mission.  

Freya joins Comms Design for work experience

This week Freya has been involved in numerous aspects of Comms Design, firstly working with Sally learning and helping with business admin and accounts. Secondly, Freya was informed about the health and safety protocols and listened to a talk about the company and its products. She thoroughly enjoyed the CAD demo where she created a …

Comms Design attends Network Rail’s Level Crossing Innovation Day

We were very pleased to attend Network Rail’s recent Level Crossing Innovation Day 2019 event held at the National Level Crossing Programme Management Office in York on Tuesday 25th June. The UK RETB signalled routes in Scotland feature a large number of User Worked Level Crossings and innovative low-cost solutions to making them safer are …

ScotRail staff undergoing training at Corkerhill Depot

RETB Training for ScotRail at Corkerhill Depot

Comms Design were invited to deliver on-site training at Corkerhill Depot this month, home of ScotRail’s Class 156 fleet. Our staff provided training on the Cab Equipment Test Set which allows the Depot to run periodic tests and diagnose potential faults on the RETB Next Generation on-vehicle equipment without having to send it away; thereby …

Comms Design is RISQS audited

Comms Design maintains RISQS accreditation

After being audited this week, Comms Design is pleased to have maintained it’s RISQS accreditation. Being RISQS audited ensures we can continue to design and supply low-cost signalling and communications solutions to the UK rail industry.

Comms Design at Railtex 2019

Railtex 2019

Comms Design will be at Railtex, 14th to 16th May 2019 at the NEC Birmingham. Find out more about the UK’s premier rail industry show here. If you’d like to talk to Comms Design about RETB Low-Cost Signalling or how our team of experts can solve your communication issues, get in touch and arrange a …

RETB low cost signalling maintainer competency manuals

First line maintainer competence training delivered to Network Rail

We have recently delivered our new 1st Line Maintainer Training & Competence Assessment Modules to Network Rail. As part of our on-going efforts to strengthen support for RETB, this new training and assessment material will enable front line maintainers to look after the RETB Next Generation systems with confidence.