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Network Rail-sponsored seminar on behalf of AGRRI

If you're looking to attend a workshop on the New EMC Directive and Technical Documentation for the Railway Industry, we're running one in London on Wednesday, 4th June 2008 at the IET's Savoy Place.

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‘EMC on the Railways - Who and How?’ — 25 November 2003


The Railways (Safety Case) Regulations 2000 require that Network Rail, as infrastructure controller, produces and maintains a Railway Safety Case. The Regulations place the responsibility with the party that introduces a change to demonstrate that the established level of safety is not compromised. Manufacturers are expected to comply with the EMC Directive and to take their own approach for protection against Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) to avoid malfunction of the victim system in proportion to the level of risk involved. EMC is demonstrated as part of the safety case, and cross-referenced from the EMC Project File. Once the safety case is accepted and the change approved responsibility for the safety performance is shared with Network Rail, maintainers and operators. Any maintenance and repair techniques should ensure so far as is reasonable practical that the EMC integrity of the product is not affected. How we do this and how we overcome the deficiencies of the existing EMC standards is the subject of this seminar.

Aims of the day

Who should attend?

This event will be of interest to professional engineers concerned with management, equipment design, approvals and assurance, from all areas of the rail industry:

Organising Committee


10.00 Registration and coffee
10.20 Introduction
10.30 EMC Responsibility in respect of application of the EMC Directive on UK
Chris Marshman, York EMC Services
10.50 EMC policy of Network Rail
Maya Petkova, Network Rail
11.10 EMC and development of new technology for trains and infrastructure
Clive Avery, AEA Technology Rail
11.30 Coffee
12.00 A rolling stock manufacturer’s perspective
12.20 Measurements of RFI from moving trains (results of new research sponsored by DTI)
Andy Rowell, York EMC Services
12.40 Proposed research work on Railway EMC
David Bulgin, Rail Safety and Standards Board
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Review and feedback from the IEE seminar
Chris Marshman, York EMC Services
14.15 Panel discussion
15.30 Coffee, informal discussions and networking

These presentations are available from AGRRI's site

Further Information and Registration

Further information and a registration form are available (PDF file, 677 kB)

A transcription of the question and answer session is available.