This summer the UK railway saw its most substantial increase in users in its 187 year history. This half day seminar asks how did the rail industry prepare for and deliver such an excellent service during the London 2012 Games? And what does it mean for how we run our railways?
With leaders from Network Rail, the DLR, London Underground and Southern presenting, learn about the technology, techniques and challenges behind the success and how they will inform future strategies and processes.
Don’t miss this chance to find out what happened behind the scenes to keep London moving.
For more information or to book online visit www.imeche.org/events/S1729
Remember YRP members can book the event at the reduced supporting organisations rate.
14:00 Welcome and introduction
14:10 Preparations for London 2012 – developing an infrastructure maintenance strategy
Steve Hooker, Infrastructure Maintenance Director – Anglia Route, Network Rail
- Designing the strategy for delivering a performing infrastructure
- Developing a nationally co-ordinated plan to keeping the network operating safely and effectively throughout the games
- Engineering challenges of operating the busy and complex Anglia route during the Olympic games and Paralympic games
- What has been learned from the experience and on into legacy
14:35 Managing heavy passenger flows
Lewis George, Project Leader (Change), Network Rail
- Preparation and planning for the games
- The strategy employed
- The technology that made it possible
- How this will impacts on our planning for the projected rail user increases
15:25 Avoiding the high jump
Bob Doyle, Head of Track and Signalling and Peter McNaught, Head of Fleet, London Underground
- Planning for crisis
- How we did it
- Half time lessons learnt
- Future expectations
15:55 DLR rolling stock – meeting the Olympic challenge
Fleet Manager, Docklands Light Railway
- The specific challenges presented for rolling stock
- How they were successfully dealt with
- Changes that were implemented prior to the games
- Performance results from the games period
16:15 Managing the increase in service
Gerry McFadden, Engineering Director, Southern Railway
• Creating a strategy
• How we delivered the service
• Expected and unexpected outcomes
• What does this mean for the future?
16:50 Closing statement
17:00 Seminar closes