GSM-R Engineering Overview (On-Demand)

Duration: 22 Hours / Technical Level: Level 3

Course Code: MB2803

Course Summary

This detailed course provides network engineers with an in depth study that covers all principles of GSM-R networks and operation.

This self-paced on-demand distance learning course features illustrated course books, videos, tests and full tutor support.

Who would benefit

Those in or entering technical roles within the GSM-R industry who require a broad overview of the services, features and technology of GSM-R.


A basic understanding of cellular radio networks and railway signalling, as well as the ability to comprehend technical subjects, would be useful.

Topic Areas Include

  •  GSM-R organizations and standards bodies
  • GSM-R network architecture

  • GSM-R radios and fixed terminals

  • Train locators

  • GSM-R services

  • Head codes

  • Functional numbering

  • GSM-R radio planning

  • Location areas and group call areas

  • Idle and connected modes

  • Registration

  • Location dependant addressing

  • Calls to signaller

  • Group calls

  • Voice broadcast

  • Railway emergency calls

  • Enhanced railway emergency calls

  • Shunting mode

On-Demand Online Training

On-Demand Online Telecoms TrainingOur self-paced on-demand distance learning programmes are accessible on any computer, tablet or smartphone and allow you to study at a time and location that is convenient to you.

Each course includes:

  • Illustrated Course Books - featuring leading edge knowledge from subject matter experts.
  • Videos - Detailed videos expand the points covered in the course books, discussing topics in greater depth. 
  • Tutor Support – Dedicated course tutors are available to answer any questions you might have throughout your studies.
  • Formative Assessment - Modules include regular quizzes to support learning by testing your knowledge of the subject matter.
  • Certification– Successfully complete the end of module tests to earn Digital Badges to demonstrate the depth of your knowledge of the topic.
      Also available as a Live Online Training Programme, learn more.

      Part of UIC Rail Telecom Academy


      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.

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