4th Annual (2019)

Rolling Stock Procurement Forum

Thursday 21 November 2019


Registration and refreshments
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
Peter Loosley
Policy Director
Railway Industry Association
Part 1: Future of rolling stock industry and the needs
Latest industry updates and the plans for meeting 2040 targets
  • The long term plans and project timelines
  • How is the industry shaping up to the current 2040 decarbonisation agenda?
Managing, overcoming and optimising the risks and opportunities of rolling stock procurement and delivery
  • The Rail Delivery Group’s research on rolling stock procurement and how to mitigate the risks
  • The Williams Review’s impact on the current franchising process and what it will mean for the future of rolling stock
  • The challenges with the current quality scoring and what changes should be made
Mark Molyneux
National Fleet Performance Manager
Rail Delivery Group
Understanding the long term plans for infrastructure development and the impact on rolling stock needs
  • Discovering the various infrastructure plans impacting the delivery of new rolling stock
  • Long term plans for the digital railway
  • What new rolling stock depots are being engineered and what changes are needed to bring solutions?
  • The future plans for the extension of electrification and the effects on procurement
Requirements and processes for rolling stock procurement
  • Identifying risks facing procurement
  • Finance and investment in new fleet
  • Who should lead procurement?
Morning refreshments
Part 2: Infrastructure and new technology – future proofing procurement
The need for successful obsolescence management to ensure longevity and performance of the rolling stock industry
  • The current risks with large volumes of new rolling stock introduction and obsolescence
  • How to tackle and have a proactive approach towards obsolescence through efficient refresh planning and fleet monitoring
Optimising the traction power choice for new rolling stock in order to future proof your procurement
  • How to make the decision between the various options of power supplies for new rolling stock
  • What factors need to be considered when assessing what technology best suits your procurement
  • Some thoughts on how to deploy energy storage technologies
  • Case Study: Merseytravel - exploring the potential for energy storage for the class 777 fleet 
Stuart Brown
Head of Rolling Stock
Emerging technology solutions for increasing rolling stock reliability and efficiency
  • Discovering what technology will improve asset management capabilities helping you to understand your fleet
  • Developing and maximising fleet maintenance through smart technology solutions
Speaker from
Angel Trains
Networking lunch
Part 3: Delivery of rolling stock and case studies
Case study: Challenges and lessons learnt from recent procurement
Successfully collaborating users priorities with fleet design
  • The importance of diverse public consultation in the early stages of procurement
  • Understanding what passengers expect with the introduction of new rolling stock in order to overcome risks and challenges
  • The impact of the new safety and accessibility regulations on new and existing rolling stock
David Powell
Programme Director Rolling Stock
Afternoon refreshments
Panel Discussion: How to improve planning and delivery of new rolling stock programmes to improve network stability
  • Collaborative approaches towards the procurement process through maintaining and strengthening the supplier, manufacturer and train operator relationship
  • Lessons learned from previous timetabling challenges and applying them to future delivery timelines
Bill Free
Rail Director
Civil Engineering Contractors Association
Chairs closing remarks
Close of conference and networking drinks

*All sessions include time for Q & A*

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