Virtual Conference

Rolling Stock Forum

Wednesday 10 February 2021

Programme

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08:30
Networking
09:30
Chair's opening remarks
Simon Maltby
Technical Director
SNC-Lavalin
Part 1: Identifying and responding to current rolling stock needs
09:40
Latest industry updates and future plans
  • Overview of current rolling stock status and needs – what fleet is required
    where?
  • Expectations for future rolling stock needs and requirements

Neil Ovenden
Head of Engineering
Rail Delivery Group
10:00
Panel Discussion: Responding to changing travel patterns and requirements – what are the current, and expected future rolling stock requirements?
  • The impact of COVID on passenger numbers and expected recovery rates
  • What fleet is currently needed, and where?
  • With a drop in passenger number and revenue where are the priorities for investing in rolling stock?
  • Is there now the opportunity to nationally review what fleet needed and where?
  • Cascading and moving current fleet




Giles Pettit
Rolling Stock Lead
Arup
Neil Ovenden
Head of Engineering
Rail Delivery Group
Kate Jennings
Policy Director
Railway Industry Association
10:45
Networking and morning break
Part 2: Meeting decarbonisation targets – what infrastructure and fleet is needed?
11:15
Network Rail update: supporting decarbonisation with planned infrastructure upgrades
  • Traction Decarbonisation Network Strategy
  • Traction decarbonisation next steps including infrastructure plans and impact on rolling stock
Steven Hart
Lead Strategic Planner
Network Rail
11:35
Panel Discussion: Achieving Net Zero and decarbonisation – what technology is needed and available to support decarbonisation where there are no plans for electrification?
  • What power solutions are needed where electrification is not in place? The use of hydrogen, battery and solar
  • What is the current progress of development of these solutions?
  • What options are available and being tested
    What is the current range of these technologies?
Mike Muldoon
Head of Business Development UK&I
Alstom
Matt Candy
CEO
Steamology
Ross Shepherd
Chief Technical Officer
Beacon Rail
Jon Constable
Technology and Engineering Director
tpgroup
12:30
Networking Lunch
13:30
Digitalisation of Rail: Impacts and Requirements for Rolling Stock Systems
  • Plans for ERTMS, ETCS and beyond
  • What does digital mean for fleet fitment?
  • Choosing the right technology for rolling stock
Steve Denniss
Technical Director
WSP
Part 3: Managing procurement, identifying cost effective solutions and maintenance plans
13:50
Identifying cost-effective solutions and the business case for fleet upgrades compared to procurement
Jonathan Brown
Technical and Innovation Engagement Lead
Ricardo
14:10
Managing the procurement process and designing train specification: aligning requirements
  • Reducing risks of new fleet introduction by having operation and maintenance plans considered earlier and involved in the procurement process
  • Establishing realistic timelines for procurement to allow for testing and avoid delays to introduction
  • Designing train specifications
  • What changes are required to procurement process?

Tim Fairbrother
Service Lead/Principal Consultant
SNC-Lavalin
14:30
Planning for maintenance and engineering change during the rolling stock lifecycle
  • Aligning operational concept with maintenance strategy
  • Technology to improve maintenance and asset management
  • Managing engineering change and verification to RIS-2700-RST
Hugh O'Neill
Senior Consultant
Frazer-Nash Consultancy
14:50
Networking and afternoon break
Part 4: The future of procurement
15:20
Panel discussion: What is the future of procurement? What changes are needed to support procurement of new fleet
Rob Clayton
Director
IPEX Consulting
Mark Molyneux
National Fleet Performance Manager
Rail Delivery Group
Helen Waters
Associate Director
Steer
Robert Davies
Director, Global Rolling Stock Leader
Arup
16:00
Future of financing and investment in rolling stock

• New models for financing
• Who should lead procurement?
• Risks of rolling stock investment
• Appetite for investment

Tony Mitton
Executive Director
SMBC Leasing
16:20
The challenges of the full fleet replacement programme
Ian McConnell
Franchise and Programmes Director and Deputy Managing Director
Greater Anglia
16:40
Chair’s closing remarks
16:50
Close of conference and networking