Date(s)/Time October 8, 2019All Day Location Siemens Rail Automation Contact Details Siemens Mobility Limited email@example.com Category(ies) Educators High school and College students Key Stage Level 4 Parents School classes University Students Young rail professional Description Ada Lovelace was a pioneer of computer science and here at Siemens Mobility, we’re celebrating the legacy she created by marking Ada Lovelace Day and Rail Week 2019 in one go! We’ll showcase how railway engineering and railway projects are shaping our future by opening our doors to local school pupils and their parents. Join us for an amazing opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes in railway engineering as we have an evening of five different tours to choose from at our Chippenham site. Select your tour from the list below. Please note this special event is strictly limited on numbers and there is a limit on two tickets per booking. For all tours the timings are: 17:00 – Registration 17:15 – Welcome 17:30 – Site tours (your choice of one from the below five ticket options) 18:00 – Networking/Careers information 19:15 – Close SITE TOUR OPTIONS (SELECT THE APPROPRIATE TICKET BELOW) Crossrail – Europe’s largest construction project, Crossrail, has seen the creation of a brand new railway line weaving its way under Central London. Siemens Mobility is providing a wide range of control systems for Crossrail, including the systems that automatically drive the train through the railway, and ensure the safety of the hundreds of thousands of passengers that will travel on the line. Our systems also allow the monitoring and management of some of the busiest stations in the country, ensuring that passengers have a smooth and pleasant experience as they travel across the Capital. The Crossrail Test Facility uses a high-tech combination of simulation and test techniques to allow each of the complex systems and subsystems that Crossrail will depend on to be connected together and tested fully. With equipment from several manufacturers brought together in one place, engineers from Crossrail, Siemens and the other suppliers are able to rigorously check that what is installed on site works reliably, safely and flexibly right from the start, significantly reducing the amount of time spent testing on site. We will show you the equipment that makes this possible, and you’ll be able to have a (simulated) driver’s eye view from the cab of one of the new trains as we demonstrate what is so special about this system. Experience Suite Tour – Our Customer Experience Suite provides a multimedia experience that explains how passengers benefit both now and in the future from a range of digital technologies. In the suite one of our expert guides will talk you through a journey of the future, with mobile phone apps used to help you plan and pay for your journey, your journey through the station, information provided to the driver – or computer – driving your train, the artificial intelligence behind operating the complete network and the way in which faults are predicted and prevented. Finally, we’ll look at what the benefits to the railway, passengers and society are, and how to get the best value for money through the use of technology. Enjoy a virtual reality tour around the station of a future, and step into the world of computing power that keeps you moving on the railway. Manufacturing – The Chippenham factory has been manufacturing equipment to ensure safety on the world’s railways continuously since the 1890s. In those days this was based on lots of metal work, with skilled pattern makers crafting models of parts in wood, these were then cast in the on-site foundry, and then finished ready for use to provide signalling systems for railways in many countries. Today the factory is based on the creation of high safety, high reliability products that form an intrinsic part of the solutions that underpin the operation of some of the most complex and high capacity railways. During your visit you will see our electronics area, where we make a very wide range of specialist subsystems to support systems based on everything from 1970s technologies to the latest surface-mount systems. In our relay shop you will see the intricate assembly of one of the most ubiquitous elements of railway control, and in our pre-wire area you will see our expert teams assembling equipment that is shipped directly from Chippenham to site where it is commissioned into service to ensure the safety of millions of travellers each day. Look out for our 3D-printer, our environmental test chambers and the latest network-based products. Project Delivery Visualisation Suite – The Visualisation Suite is one of the newer tools in the regions armoury. It allows the design team to see the railway infrastructure without actually walking on the ballast and is therefore a much safer environment to work in. It allows us to catalogue in an asset database the existing infrastructure and allows us to introduce new assets as part of the design process. A further advantage is that it allows us to revisit the site time and time again without the additional cost and safety concerns of a site visit so that changes can be made to the design. We currently use tools such as PVP6 (Position Video Pixel) provided by Network Rail which provides us with a high definition video of the line we are working on along with Laser data for additional accuracy in measuring and positioning assets. We also use Routeview which combines Google maps data overlayed with railway data and includes aerial images of the railway which allows us to gain a better view of the railway and enables us to review access points etc. During the session we will demonstrate some of the facilities provided by these tools and let students have hands on experience in using them. Thameslink – The Thameslink line, running from north to south across Central London, has seen a £5.5bn investment over recent years as a massive upgrade of the infrastructure has taken place to allow new twelve-car trains, built by Siemens Mobility, to operate up to 24 services per hour in the central section. Siemens Mobility has been proud to work in partnership with Network Rail and other partners to make this a reality, not only providing the automated systems that ensure the safety of the trains as they move closely together and the automatic driving capability that ensures that every train runs smoothly and optimally, but also a new, high-performance signalling and safety system to allow this to happen. The Thameslink test rig simulates the driver’s view from one of the new Siemens Class 700 trains as it moves through a section of track, showing how the driver, or computer driving the train, is given information about how far and how fast to travel – and how the systems will step in to ensure that no unsafe situation can occur. We look forward to seeing you there! To find out more about what Siemens Mobility go to siemens.co.uk/mobility To find out more about Ada Lovelace go to https://findingada.com/ Bookings Bookings are closed for this event.