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How to write a Risk Management Plan: a system-based approach

How to write Risk Management Plan? First, identify and categorise the risks (probability of occurrence and Severity). Then, define the actions to be performed to reduce your risks. Eventually, make sure you really do what the register addresses, rather than doing it just to make your manager happy!

Hitachi Ansaldo deal: Hitachi acquires Breda and 40% Ansaldo STS

That's the end of the Italian Excellence for railway signalling applications. Which will be the consequences for the market? What do the current (and potential future) Ansaldo employees need to expect? How stronger will Hitachi become? All of this will come soon.

Modeling and simulation of safety critical systems

Simulation is used before an existing system is altered or a new system built, to reduce the chances of failure to meet specifications, to eliminate unforeseen bottlenecks, to prevent under or over-utilization of resources, and to optimize system performance.

Thales to install CBTC into London Underground Network, as part of the 4LM (4 Lines Modernisation) programme

After awarding a 1billion euro contract, Thales will deliver an Automatic Train Control (ATC) system for four of London Underground’s lines: District, Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City.

Alstom Smartlock 400 GP to be installed in Italy

A Computer based Interlocking (CBI) system reduces operating and maintenance costs through the automation of route settings and direct links to station services

Calling all Women in Engineering – Photo call and World record attempt

Are you a woman working in engineering and technology?

ALSTOM acquires Signalling Solution. What are the consequences for the UK railway market?

With this acquisition, ALSTOM improves its power in the UK railway market, by standing as one of the strongest competitors as part of Network Rail’s major signalling framework agreement.

DAS: Driver Advisory System for energy saving and traffic management

The on-train system calculates an energy efficient speed profile to achieve the pre-planned or dynamically updated train timings, and generates detailed driver advice to follow the profile and achieve the timings. The control centre is responsible for conflict detection and calculation of new target train timings.

Frecciarossa 1000: not only speed!

Trenitalia confirmed its Frecciarossa 1000 would begin running on June 14th of this year with it will be possible to go from Rome to Milan in just 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Measuring Requirements Testing

To validate the requirements, test plans are written that contain multiple test cases; each test case is based on one system state and tests some functions that is based on a related set of requirements.

A railway community of 3000 members!

This week end our railway community reached the target of 3000 members! railwaysignalling.eu is going to become one of the most influential railway communities on the web.

World’s First Hydrogen Tram in China

The tram runs on hydrogen power via on-board fuel cells. Refuelling takes just three minutes, after which a three-car tram capable of carrying as many as 380 passengers can run for about 100 kilometres.

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