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Keeping the Games moving: railway strategy and innovation at London 2012

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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.

13:30  Registration

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

15:00  Q&A

15:10  Break

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

  • Results

  • Future expectations

15:55  DLR rolling stock – meeting the Olympic challenge

David Sherrin

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?

16:35  Q&A

16:50  Closing statement

17:00  Seminar closes

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