Looking at Human Factors with ATP

Automatic Train Protection (ATP) recently completed a series of human factor tests to understand how drivers interact with the safety system, how proposed changes to network rules and procedures will interact with the system and the effectiveness of the proposed driver training package.

Over 800 tests were conducted in a variety of conditions on the H set prototype train. The results indicated that the system is performing as intended – with low human error and high usability observed. For a full summary of testing and results click here.

ATP is a train safety system that will be implemented across all our fleet. Electronic transponders on track (balises) will monitor train speed and protect the train from travelling over the speed limit and monitor the safe deceleration of the train as it approaches specific high risk locations. For more information about ATP visit the ATP intranet site.

Top photo: ATP testing out West in the early hours of Thursday 18 October (photo by Mohammed Sabbagh).




Nominate now to recognise excellence

Every day, Crew go above and beyond to deliver more services safely.

It’s important to take the time out to recognise and reward those who have excelled in the areas of Customer Service, Operational Excellence and Safety.

Our Operational Excellence Awards celebrate good work across our Directorate and now’s the time to nominate for the next ceremony.

Complete an online nomination form before Wednesday 31 October or pick up a nomination form in depots.


Out and About

It’s been another busy week in Train Crewing and Support with new driver and guard recruits, trainee graduations, B set testing and more. To make sure you don’t miss out on what’s been happening, here is a wrap-up of what’s been happening across the Directorate.

Student Support Network
This team of three call themselves the Student Support Network and have taken it upon themselves to provide unofficial emotional support and advice to trainees in their own time to help them settle in – amazing! (17 October).
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Auburn Stabling Yard Depot Forum and BBQ lunch (17 October).
Trainee Guards G10
Welcome to our newest Trainee Guards! G10 kicking off their training with a group photo on Day Zero at Petersahm (16 October).

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