RETB is a cost-effective in-cab digital system for signalling rural, single track rail networks
RETB (Radio Electronic Token Block) is a system of railway block signalling designed for single track rail routes with light to medium traffic density. It is a development of the physical token system, but uses a radio network to issue an electronic token directly to the driver.
The track route is typically divided into block sections with a passing loop at each end:
Tested & Certified
RETB equipment has undergone rigorous EMC and environmental testing to ensure its reliability under all conditions. It is product approved by Network Rail for use on the UK rail network.Find out more
Benefits of RETB:
Very low track-side infrastructure requirements
A single signalling desk can control the entire route
Flexible on-train equipment installation. Already in use on 23 loco & rolling stock types.
SIL Level 4 Solid State Interlocking maintains safe token issue
Long-range VHF radio means only a few base-stations required to cover long routes
Modular base-station equipment improves resilience and aids maintenance
Remote monitoring of equipment to check performance and ease fault finding
Fully supported with test equipment for line-side crews and depot teams.
Comprehensive Training courses and materials available for maintainer proficiency