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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.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Engineers

We have been proud to sponsor our local Rotary Technology Tournament for the second year running. Teams of students aged 11 – 18 years, from 12 schools in Harrogate and neighbouring areas, go head-to-head in a one-day event, to test their logistical and practical skills in this annual tournament. Teams comprise four students at three …

Rail North Of The Border Conference 2019

We will be attending the Rail North of the Border Conference Tuesday 26th March 2019 – Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow. If you’d like to talk to us about low-cost in-cab railway signalling, please get in touch.

Comms Design to give IRSE lecture on RETB Next Generation

Comms Design has been invited to provide the Guest Technical Speaker for the IRSE Glasgow Section March Technical Lecture “RETB Next Generation – present and future”  Weds 6th March 2019, 17:00 Sloan’s  62 ARGYLL ARCADE, 108 ARGYLE STREET, GLASGOW, G2 8BG If you are an IRSE member, please come along and find out more about …

Comms Design to be guest speaker at IRSE York lecture

Comms Design is the Guest Technical Speaker for the IRSE York Section February Technical Lecture – “Signalling Systems in the Far North of the UK”  Thurs 21st Feb 2019, 17:00 Engineer’s Triangle, York Regional Operations Centre, Network Rail If you are an IRSE member, please come along and find out more about how the Comms …

LNWR Heritage joins RETB

Comms Design would like to welcome London & North Western Railway Heritage Company (http://www.lnwrheritage.co.uk/) into the RETB Next Generation family with the fitment of their first vehicles with RETB Next Gen in-Cab equipment. LNWR have recently had 2 Class 47 locos and one Black 5 Steam loco fitted for RETB use. Further fitments are planned …