GSM-R Engineering Overview

We also have GSM-R Engineering Overview (On-Demand).

2 Days / 4 Live Online Sessions (0900-1230) / 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.

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

 Also available as a Self-Study Online Learning Programme, learn more.

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