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Railtex 2017

Railtex 2017 – Come and see our RETB Next Generation equipment on the Multipulse tradestand Birmingham NEC 9th-11th May 2017

Comms Design appointed 3rd-line Support Organisation for Network Rail

Comms Design Ltd is very proud to have been appointed as the 3rd-line Support Organisation for the RETB Next Generation System in the UK. We will be assisting our rail partners with spares & repairs provision as well as technical support to keep this important asset running smoothly in the field for many years to …

Innotrans 2016 – meet Comms Design

Innotrans 2016 We will be attending the Innotrans International Rail Exhibition 20-23rd September – Messe, Messedamm 22, D-14055 Berlin Germany If you’d like to talk to us about RETB Next Generation Low-Cost In-Cab Signalling, please get in touch.

Comms Design at MetroRail 2016

Comms Design visited MetroRail 2016 today. Lots of interesting new tech and big data ideas on show. It’s easy to see where Comms Design signalling innovations can help drive safety and efficiency on under-used rail networks.

RETB Next Generation fixed sites go live in Scotland

The first fixed radio base station sites have gone live on the West Highland Line in Scotland, as part of the RETB ‘Next Generation’ renewal project. Comms Design’s modular base station equipment is being installed at over 50 sites, serving both the West Highland and Far North Line. The new sites, in conjunction with CDL’s …

RETB low cost signalling being installed on a Class 66 loco

RETB Next Generation First In Class fleet fitments underway

First in class fitments of RETB Next Generation equipment is now well underway. Installation started with ScotRail’s Class 156 and 158 DMUs, operating on the West Highland Line and Far North Lines respectively. Fitments to freight locos, heritage steam and support vehicles is expected to continue through 2015 with completion scheduled for the new year. …

CDL wins RETB Next Generation

Comms Design has won the contract with Network Rail to supply their RETB low-cost railway signalling and communications solution. CDL will design, develop and deliver base station, on-train and signalling centre equipment to cover over 700km of route on the Far North Line and West Highland Line in Scotland – some of the most difficult …

CDL helps Network Rail in GRIP2 Design Process

Comms Design has been selected by Network Rail to help with the GRIP2 design process for the next generation RETB project in Scotland. Due to spectrum changes brought about by the digital television switchover, the RETB radio system will need to be modernised to move to new frequency bands. This will mean renewal of radio …