4th Annual (2019)

Rolling Stock Procurement Forum

Thursday 21 November 2019

Programme

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08:45
Registration and refreshments
09:30
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
Peter Loosley
Policy Director
Railway Industry Association
Part 1: Future of rolling stock industry and the needs
09:40
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?
10:05
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
10:30
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
10:55
Requirements and processes for rolling stock procurement
  • Identifying risks facing procurement
  • Finance and investment in new fleet
  • Who should lead procurement?
11:20
Morning refreshments
Part 2: Infrastructure and new technology – future proofing procurement
11:50
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
12:15
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
  • 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
Jacobs
12:40
Emerging technology solutions for increasing rolling stock reliability and efficiency
  •  Reducing the environmental impact of rail travel on non-electrified lines and how we can rise to the government's challenge to reduce carbon emissions
  • Investing in the industry's first conversion of a diesel train to hybrid technology
  • Improving the reliability and performance of our fleets
  • Adopting a modular approach to self-powered traction to increase flexibility 
Euan Smith
Head of Product Management
Angel Trains
13:05
Networking lunch
Part 3: Delivery of rolling stock and case studies
14:05
Case study: Vivarail's hybrid train introduction - challenges and successes
David King
Engineering Director
Vivarail
14:30
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
Merseytravel
15:00
Afternoon refreshments
15:30
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
Giles Pettit
Associate - Rolling Stock Lead
Arup
Rob Clayton
Associate Director
IPEX Consulting
16:15
Chairs closing remarks
16:25
Close of conference and networking drinks

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