Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London
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Network Rail is a Founding Member of Shift2Rail and leader of the €153M IP3 Infrastructure Programme. This lecture will explain Network Rail's activities in Shift2Rail, and crucially how it is influencing and leading significant parts of the programme. That will in turn produce outputs that are exactly aligned to Network Rail's needs. The paper will set out some examples of what technologies explored and innovations are being sought and how it intends to implement the outputs.
17:30 - Agenda
17.30 – Registration
18.00 – Lecture
19.00 – Q&A
19.30 – Drinks reception begins
21.00 – Drinks reception ends
Andy Doherty: Network Rail, Chief Rail Technology Officer
Andy Doherty is the Chief Rail Technology Officer for Network Rail, providing the vision and leadership to its technology strategy, and leading Engineering interaction with the UK railway industry and within the European railway sphere. Andy is chair of the UK Vehicle Track System Interface Committee, and a member of the cross industry Technical Strategy Leadership Group. Andy is chair of a number of European Associations and Committees; he represents the entire European railway operating community as the Chair of ERRAC (European Rail Research Advisory Group) and with the ERA (European Railway Agency) as chair of the Group of Representative Bodies in Interoperability and Standardisation issues.
Andy was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineers 2014, he is an Electrical Systems Engineer, with expertise in; the railway system, rolling stock design, the mechanical interface between the train and track, transmission based signalling systems such ETCS and electro magnetic compatibility. Andy is a Visiting Professor at Cranfield, and Southampton Universities.
Previously Andy was the chair of the Network Rail Acceptance Panel for some 9 years, setting policy and approval of all Systems and Products used by Network Rail, and has held a number of senior roles in London Underground, including; Project Director and Engineer for the upgrade of the Central and Northern Lines and the conversion of the Underground to Driver Only Operation project.
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