The latest news from the Unipart Rail Group of Companies

Park Signalling Ltd play host to the MOVINGRAIL project

Park Signalling Ltd play host to the MOVINGRAIL project

July marked the time for the two day MOVINGRAIL Month 6 project workshop and Park Signalling Ltd were delighted to host the project at Houldsworth Mill in Reddish (Stockport). As well as Park Signalling, attendees came from the Delft University of Technology, the University of Birmingham, the Technical University of Braunschweig and the Dutch firm Technolutions who specialise in autonomous vehicles.

The MOVINGRAIL project is funded by the European Union through the Shift2Rail programme. The project will assess operational procedures and advanced testing methods for ETCS Level 3 Moving Block signalling as well as communication technologies and market potential of Virtual Coupling.

The project will analyse the application of Moving Block and Virtual Coupling signalling considered as the most promising technologies for increasing line capacity and reducing wayside life-cycle costs. The two concepts are in a different stage with Moving Block being an established standard in ERTMS/ETCS Level 3 and metro systems, while Virtual Coupling is still in the conceptual stage. Both signalling approaches are based on train-centric solutions using position information from the trains rather than train detection information from tracks. They differ in the fact that Moving Block allows train separation based on an absolute braking distance between trains, while Virtual Coupling enables a relative braking distance incorporating the braking behaviour of a leading train.

For more information, contact Park Signalling on: or +44(0)161 219 0161


About this author
Lydia Tilt

Marketing Manager

I am Marketing Manager at Unipart Rail, supporting Unipart Dorman in both the rail and traffic sectors as well as Park Signalling. In my spare time I love to travel and immerse myself into different languages and cultures.


Leave a Comment

Name (required):

Email (Will not be published) (required):

Your thoughts: (Characters remaining: ) )

SPAM Protection: Sum of 9 + 11 ?

Read the Ts & Cs? Tick to confirm you agree to abide by our house rules

Enter text shown in this image into the box below.

Search Our Blogs

Recent Tweets

Commenting Guidelines
By commenting on this blog you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions. Although we will do our utmost to avoid it, we reserve the right to edit, move or delete any comments which do not follow the guidelines provided