Latest facts and figures:
- London Overground Rail Operations are now live on GSM-R
- CA15 Goes live, this concludes South of the Severn-Wash GSM-R network
- Steam locomotives - Flying Scotsman and Olton Hall are now GSM-R ready
Our library of useful documents covers a number of subjects. It is updated regularly to help you keep up to speed with the GSM-R project.
NEW Training videos
Network Rail has produced a range of training videos for GSM-R users that show details on how to use the fixed terminal.
3 October 2012
Refresher training tools contribute to continued competency
Siemens makes maintenance training a
With the first Siemens Class 350 Go-Live fast approaching, maintenance training is a top priority for Nick Latchford, Siemens’ GSM-R/Overhaul Installation Project Manager. With support from Network Rail, training sessions are now up and running for the Siemens’ technicians who will be responsible for maintaining GSM-R equipment. “Over 25% have completed this training already, so we’re on track for our first Go-Live this summer.”
Taking multi-operator courses to the next level
Freight operators with their ‘go anywhere’ fleets find it difficult to release enough drivers for training at any one time or place, leaving many courses with spare spaces. Whilst multi-operator courses have eased this problem to some extent, Jim Raymen, National Rollout Group Project Manager (Training), is now taking these schemes to the next level. He explains “We’ve agreed with D B Schenker Rail and Freightliner to place their training locations on our website, together with contact details. If any operator is interested in joining one of these courses they can simply contact the Operator and check if there’s spare capacity.”
Not only more cost-effective than running courses that are half full, sharing training resources in this way gives train and freight operators more flexibility to arrange driver training when and where it’s most convenient for their business but also increased Trainee interaction and opportunity to share experiences. Jim adds: “Track engineering and Yellow Plant operators should also find this a convenient solution for their drivers, who tend to be dotted around the country; however, bespoke training interventions can be arranged and where possible aim to share / fully utilise resource.”
Any spare places on D B Schenker Rail and Freightliner courses will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so operators who want to take advantage of this opportunity are advised to plan ahead for driver release rather than leaving a booking to the last minute.
Jim Raymen will maintain updates on multi-operator courses on this website:
GSM-R driver training booking process»
GSM-R multi-operator driver training course»