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  • Review on the anniversary conference “Developments of Signalling in Theory and Practice”

    The topic of the 25th conference, which was held on 26 and 27 September 2019, was “Modern development methods – from sketch to system solution”. In cooperation with the CERSS Kompetenzzentrum Bahnsicherungstechnik the Chair of Railway Signalling and Transport Safety Technology at Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden) organised this conference with more than 270 participants. Speeches and an appraisal of the history that goes back 40 years addressed the present challenges resulting from the digitalisation of the railway sector and their sustainable resolutions.

    Numerous speeches and their collateral questions met with big response. The diversified supporting programme offered deepening dialogs between railway companies, suppliers, operators and scientists.

    The 26th conference will be held on October 01 and 02 2020 in Dresden. Further information will be published on this website.

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  • Paper about potential analysis for the optimisation of safety at level crossings published

    Our staff member Dipl.-Ing. Jenny Oelsner recently published a paper entitled “Optimierungspotenziale der Bahnübergangssicherung” in issue 8/2019 of the journal “Der Eisenbahningenieur”.
    Various potential improvement measures in order to avert accidents at level crossings were identified and assessed by CERSS Kompetenzzentrum Bahnsicherungstechnik and the chair of railway signalling and transport safety technologies at Dresden University of Technology within the framework of a research study. The paper describes the emerged recommendation catalogue in detail.


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  • Research project “Application of CSM regulation 402/2013/EU for ‘operation and traffic management’ subsystem of the rail system”

    If a railway company aspires to participate in railway operation in Germany for the first time, this is defined as a change to the railway system in a Member State. Consequently, risk management processes used to assess the impact of the change on safety levels and compliance with safety requirements have to be applied. On behalf of the Eisenbahn-Bundesamt (Federal Railway Authority) an exemplary implementation of this procedure will take place for an hypothetic railway company.
    At July 11, the kick-off meeting started the research project. CERSS Kompetenzzentrum Bahnsicherungstechnik will now execute a study on the application of the defined procedure for “operation and traffic management” subsystem.

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  • Presentation of work results of the project “Analysis of optimisation potential of level crossing systems”

    Within the framework of the annual level crossing workshop of the Federal Railway Authority (EBA) our staff member Dipl.-Ing. Jenny Oelsner presented the work results of the project “Analysis of optimisation potential of level crossing systems” at May 15th, 2019. The aim of the project was to identify and assess potential risk reduction measures in order to avert accidents at level crossings. A recommendation catalogue of optimisation measures for level crossings at state-owned railways was developed.

    Those optimisation measures were showcased and debated with the participants. An insight into the projects results will be provided in an article, which will be published in August 2019, too.

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  • 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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