Who, What, When, Where, Why:


  • 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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  • 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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