NGTC 2022: Mark Wild on Signaling the Elizabeth Line

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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Parsons Transportation Group Director of Rail Operations and CBTC Mike Palmer discusses the complex job of equipping Transport for London’s new Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) with no fewer than four different signaling and train control systems with former Crossrail CEO Mark Wild in this video interview aired at the Railway Age/Parsons 2022 Next-Generation Train Control Conference.

The Elizabeth line stretches more than 60 miles from Reading and Heathrow in the west through central tunnels across to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. The new railway built by Crossrail Ltd. stops at 41 accessible stations—10 of them new—and is expected to serve up to 200 million people each year. It adds around 10% more capacity to central London’s rail network as well as an estimated £42 billion to the U.K. economy.

Now in its third decade, Next-Gen Train Control is the global rail industry’s single-most important communications and signaling event. The 2023 NGTC Conference is scheduled for October 26-27 in Philadelphia. Details soon at

Top Reasons to Attend NGTC 2023

  • Spend valuable networking time with signaling and train control professionals from around the world.
  • Learn about innovative approaches to implementing advanced technologies.
  • Discover new methods for procurement and contracting.
  • Provide input on standards development.
  • Become better-informed on current R&D initiatives.
  • Share lessons-learned with industry colleagues.
  • Connect with potential new customers.
  • Acquire all the knowledge you need about ongoing and planned projects.
  • Discover what regulations are coming and how they could impact your business.
  • Advanced your standing as a railway industry professional.
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