In recent times there has been a significant number of rolling stock fracture events on mainline and metro fleets that have had a major impact on trains available for service and/or the costs of additional maintenance and final resolution.
No operator or maintainer is immune from these problems – whether they’re responsible for old or new rolling stock. Traditionally, fractures were a dominant factor in managing older fleets and life extensions – however there are recent high-profile examples affecting new fleets also.
Either way, the main challenge is the “surprise” factor – all of these recent significant events were sudden and significant to the railway companies involved, having major impacts on their businesses, revenue and funding requirements.
This event aims to look at what went wrong, why it went wrong and give practical examples of what can be done to manage these situations whilst maintaining scheduled services as far as possible to reduce the financial impact.
Join this event to:
- Learn from case studies on how to manage safety critical problems that can stop your fleet
- Discuss a range range of ideas as to how engineering can contribute to managing sudden significant fractures
- Hear from engineers and safety decision-makers in the industry on how to manage such safety related incidents in the most cost-effective manner
Seminar speaker line-up:
- Ian Prosser CBE, HM Chief Inspector of Railways, Office of Rail and Road
- David Crawley, Managing Director, Xanta Limited
- Simon Smith, Managing Director, Transforming Stress Ltd
- Brian Whitney, Engineering Expert Track & S&C, Network Rail
- Neil Dinmore, Principal Engineer Structures and Materials, Rail Safety and Standards Board
- Graham Taylor, UK Programme Director, CAF Rolling Stock UK Ltd
- Will Marshall, Jubilee Line Fleet Manager, Transport for London
- Loucas Papaloucas, Principal Rolling Stock Engineer, Transport for London
- Steve Whysall, Principal Engineer, SPW Design Solutions Ltd
- Catherine Watkinson, Data Scientist, Polychord Ltd
- Rebeka Sellick, Director, SellickRail Ltd
- Andrew Skinner, Head of Engineering, Great Western Railway
- Stephen Phillips, Structural Design Lead, FlyZero
- Tomas Rosinski, Chief Operating Officer, Transmission Dynamics
Railway Division, Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Graham Neil, Independent Consultant
Jim Lupton, Independent Railway Engineering Consultant
Robin Groth, Deputy Director, Rail Interface Team, Department for Transport
Paul Burkitt-Gray, Project Planning Manager, London Underground Operational Readiness Team, Transport for London
Simon Smith, Consultant, Transforming Stress Ltd
Paul Wright, PE (Rail Vehicles), Transport for London
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