GB Railfreight cutting edge simulators commissioned

GB Railfreight cutting edge simulators commissioned

Transportation | May 2019

CORYS has commissioned the two replica GB Railfreight (GBRf) simulators at the new GBRf state-of-the-art training school in Peterborough.

The simulators will be the UK’s first and only full cab freight European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) baseline 3 release 2 capable simulators. They will be used by new and existing drivers for basic training, advanced training as part of the Driver rules exam, Mentor and Instructor training and post incident reconstruction. They will initially cover the journey from Kings Cross to Peterborough, and are designed with a track building tool which will enable the addition of all other GBRf routes going forward.

The new simulators were built with the recycled remains of locomotive no. 66734, which was involved in a landslip derailment at Loch Treig back in 2012.

The GBRf training instructors will also benefit from the TACTIS touch instructor station. Simple and intuitive, TACTIS provides an easy management of the driver training.