Rail Signaling

This one-hour, self-paced online course provides an introduction to rail signaling. The course covers the purpose of signaling systems, the safety functions they accomplish, and their history. It also addresses the equipment and terminology used in rail signaling, the meaning of signals, signal operations and finally, it discusses recent transit crashes that occurred due to failures of signaling safety.

  • Prerequisite: Not Listed
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Training Resources: Not Listed


National Transit Institute

Transit Type


Target Audience

Those with rail safety oversight responsibilities, i.e. SSOs, transit safety officers, etc.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the importance of rail signaling to the safe operation of a transit system
  • Identify the three major functions accomplished by rail signaling
  • Recognize the equipment and terminology used in rail signaling
  • Correctly identify the meaning of signals

Assessment of Learner Performance

Not Listed

Delivery Method


How to Obtain the Course

Register for the course via the following link:


Point of Contact

Coleen Meyer



Restrictions for Use

None listed



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