Who, What, When, Where, Why:


  • MoU signed in Vietnam

    CERSS was part of delegation under the leadership of the Saxonian Minister for Economic Affairs, Work and Transport H.E. Martin Dulig visiting Vietnam from 19th to 23rd November, 2018. Besides talks with the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the People’s Committee the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Vietnam-German Cooperation Centre VGCC and CERSS Centre of Competence of Railway Signalling and Safety. The MoU seals the activities of education which have started in the University of Transport and Communication Hanoi in 2016. It shall be the base for joint commercial projects of development of railway infrastructure in Vietnam.

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  • CERSS at parliamentary evening

    At November 6th CERSS Kompetenzzentrum Bahnsicherungstechnik exhibited innovative projects in the second parliamentary evening. The research project “New Secondary Railway” was presented to the Saxon State Minister of Economy, Labour and Transport as well as other members of the Saxon parliament.

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  • Congratulations to Ms Dr.-Ing. Daria Bachurina for her doctor's degree

    We congratualate our project manager Ms Dr.-Ing. Daria Bachurina to awarding her doctor’s degree. She defended the PhD thesis during a regular public procedure in October. On 16th of November 2018 the Doctor’s Certificate was handed out in a ceremony on the occasion of the Day of “Friedrich List” Faculty of Transportation Sciences of Technische Universität Dresden.

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  • The research project ETCS Test Cases was successfully closed in July. It was commissioned by the German Railway Authority and collaborated with the Chair of Railway Technology and Transport Safety Science. The aim of the project was to develop a complete test case catalogue that was ought to be based on the existing VDE lines equipped with ETCS safety features.

    Two work packages were submitted: Development und creation of the test case catalogue and recommendation concerning a method to examine the completeness of the test cases. A technical article will be published.


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  • In station Lutherstadt Wittenberg-Piesteritz the obsolete existing interlocking system is replaced by an electronic interlocking. The station of the industrial railway of the nitrogen plant is already operated by an elctronic interlocking of a different supplier. All routes leading to or from the industrial railway are safed by both interlockings. Dependencies are implemented by an adaptation of routes materialised as relay interface.
    The special-purpose solution of the relay interface had to be assessed by an expert opinion. An inspection report was compiled, including improvements of the circuit.

    At test runs was shown, that the operation follows generally accepted codes of practice. Finally an independent expert analysis by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Trinckauf was conducted and delivered.

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  • Master degree course in railway system engineering opened in Hanoi

    The Faculty of Traffic Sciences “Friedrich List” has been linked to the University of Transportation and Communication (UTC) in Hanoi, Vietnam for many years by a cooperation agreement. For example, in 2011, Dr.-Ing. Nguyen Thi Hoai An received a doctor’s degree after a five-year stay at the chair of railway signalling and transport safety technology and with the support of the Society of Friends and Sponsors of the Dresden University of Technology at the Faculty of Traffic Sciences.
    With the support of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), an English-language master study course “Railway System Engineering” was set up at UTC Hanoi, for which 25 students enrolled in the first year. The curriculum is based on the course of studies in railway system engineering at the Faculty of Traffic Sciences and has been adapted to the requirements of the International Railway Traffic by the chair of railway signalling and transport safety technology. A formal academic act was held in Hanoi on March 22, 2017 in order to open the course.The Rector of UTC Hanoi, Professor Nguyen Ngoc Long, emphasized the importance of internationalization for his educational institution and the importance of commercial study programs. Within the framework of the event, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Trinckauf was awarded the medal for education by the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training. In his acceptance speech, Prof. Trinckauf emphasized the importance of education in general and in the field of railway systems in particular. Especially the light rail systems in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, which are currently under construction, require qualified engineering staff for its operation and maintenance. At the same time, he thanked all employees, both on German and on the Vietnamese side, who contributed to the success of the course.

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