UIC Rail Telecoms Academy

UIC Telecoms Academy

Wray Castle have partnered with the UIC (Union internationale des chemins de fer), the worldwide rail organisation to develop the UIC Rail Telecoms Academy featuring a suite of specialists training solutions for the railway industry covering rail radio engineering technologies.

With the introduction of FRMCS, a technology based upon the latest 5G technologies, the international rail industry faces a period of transition from the existing GSM-R technology first introduced in 2000.  The partnership is designed to build knowledge and upskill experienced engineers as well as those new to rail radio engineering and associated industries. 

Our expertise as the leading provider of telecoms technology training ensures we can help you develop the skills you need to plan, build and optimise rail communications networks as technologies evolve.

Public Training Schedule

Course Live Online  Classroom (Paris)
FRMCS Basics 18-19 July
(2 x 1/2 Day)
FRMCS Advanced 24-27 July
(4 x 1/2 Day)
5-6 Sept
12-13 Sept

Our Training Courses

Each specialist rail radio communications engineering course is available as either a traditional instructor-led training courses (Classroom or Live Online) or as an on-demand self study course.

Course Self-Study Instructor-led
FRMCS Basics 1 Day
FRMCS Advanced 22 Hours 2 Days
GSM-R Engineering Overview 22 Hours 2 Days
ERTMS/ETCS for Radio Engineers 32 Hours 3 Days

Diploma in Rail Radio Engineering

The Diploma in Rail Radio Network Engineering programme consists of two foundation courses designed to build a student’s knowledge of the core principles of modern telecoms networks and radio communications with three specialist courses deliver a deep understanding of the specialist communications technologies deployed across rail networks.

  • Foundation Courses - Introduction to Telecoms, Radio Principles
  • Specialist Courses - GSM-R, ERTMS/ETCS and FRMCS

Each complete self-paced on-demand distance learning course includes an extensive blend of core reading materials, video resources, quizzes and a dedicated Instructor.  

Successfully complete the Diploma in Radio Network Engineering for Rail to demonstrate your expertise and competence in the field.  Learn more

About UIC


UIC is the worldwide organisation for the promotion of rail transport at a global level and collaborative development of the railway system. It brings together some 200 members on all 5 continents, among them rail operators, infrastructure managers, railway service providers, etc. UIC maintains close cooperation links with all actors in the rail transport domain around the world, including manufacturers, railway associations, public authorities and stakeholders in other domains and sectors whose experiences may be beneficial to rail development. UIC's main tasks include understanding the business needs of the rail community, developing innovation programmes to identify solutions to those needs, as well as preparing and publishing a series of documents such as reports, specifications, guidelines and IRS that facilitate the implementation of the innovative solutions.  www.uic.org

"...the trainer went above & beyond the syllabus, which was fantastic …up to date on all the latest technology & could relate subjects to real life scenarios." Network Rail

"...knowledgeable & enthusiastic trainer adapted well to the needs of the class. An excellent course." Siemens Transport