Rolling Stock Procurement & New Train Introduction
Virtual Event Agenda
Live on 10th February 2021
8.00 - 8.45am
registration & digital networking
12.10 - 1.00 pm
LUNCH break & 1:1 digital networking
10.30 - 10.50am
am break & digital networking
SPONSORED BY PRIESTMANGOODE
3.10 - 3.30 PM
PM BREAK & DIGITAL NETWORKING
SPONSORED BY RAZORSECURE
Building A Strong Project Team And Translating Operators Business Objectives Into A Successful Procurement Strategy
What is the right balance in the make-or-buy process? ‘What should I make and what should I buy?’ A train is 30-40 year investment - how can I assure that the train or service provider will still be a good supplier in 40 years’ time?
Why senior management should take a proactive role in the procurement process to align procurement to long term business strategy
Shifting focus from franchise cost to whole life cost
Building the right multi-disciplinary team to deliver a successful program
Verifying manufacturer & 3rd party supplier credentials - how to determine which vendors can really meet your expectations.
Mapping out the optimal procurement window in advance
Developing a framework to guarantee accurate documentation of maintenance handbooks for equipment on the train and for the train itself
MODERATED BY: Pieter Hopmans, Manager Strategic Procurement, Planning & Purchase, NS
David Powell, Programme Director, Merseytravel
Bernard Vanhaeften, Senior Procurement Manager, HS2 Ltd. 16-06-11/20
Pia Toft Pedersen, Project Manager, Acquisition of Locomotives, DSB
Aligning The Actual Cost Of The Trains With The Long Term Maintenance Cost - How Much Will It Cost To Operate Your New Trains For 40 Years?
LONG TERM COST & MAINTENANCE
How can procurement be more aligned with long-term costs? More focus should be placed on the operator who should be involved in the procurement process so that the long-term maintenance cost can be better aligned with the cost of the train.
Understand the real cost of buying new trains, why your maintenance life cycle cost could turn a good investment into a bad one
What is the right balance in the make or buy process?
Predicting Lifetime Maintenance Cost - how to accurately forecast for future maintenance strategy to limit the cost of buying new trains
Examine strategies for mitigating against future software and electronic obsolescence
Kimmo Sinisalo, Project Director, Rail Tendering,
Helsinki Region Transport Authority HSL
Delivering Organization Change To Support Your New Trains. Optimizing Your People And Processes To Deliver Reliable Operations
PEOPLE & PROCESSES
Why is organisational change key to successful realisation of the programme - it is larger than just the new fleet and depot.
Re-skilling the workforce to meet the digital challenges of your new trains
Depot modernisation in preparation for new fleet
Transition arrangements for a mixed fleet until the old fleet is phased out
Optimizing documentation and training processes
Neil Blagburn, Metro Development Director, Nexus
Going Beyond Technical Specifications: How To Communicate Effectively With Your Train Manufacturer To Reduce Risk & Costly Design Errors.
How can a train builder find the right balance between under-specification and over-specification and communicate it effectively with his experts?
Fostering Better Engagement with the OEM/Manufacturer to improve understanding of specification and operator objectives
How will you operate the train and what support do you require?
How much involvement do you want in the design and documentation process?
Working with OEM’s and equipment manufacturers to share data more effectively to minimise interface compatibility issues.
Touria Hamouchi, Program Manager Acquisition of New Equipment, NS
Bob Spadafora, Senior Executive Officer - Rail Fleet Services, LA Metro
European Rail Operator Opportunities, Strategies & Markets
Major national and city metro projects in western and eastern European markets that will drive rolling stock sales
Market regulatory developments and investor incentives
Implications of EU plans to eliminate diesel-powered locomotives by 2040
Digitalisation initiatives to enhance the convenience of rail operators and passengers
Adam Wawrzyniak, Deputy Director of Rolling Rock Office, PKP Intercity
Sergio Barcena, Director of Operations Planning and Maintenance, Ouigo Spain
Understanding the Basics of Obsolescence
OBSOLESCENCE MANAGEMENT FOR RAILWAY SYSTEMS
What goes obsolete?
How do you deliver obsolescence management through risk assessment
Stuart Broadbent, Obsolescence Director Services Platform, Alstom
Managing Software Challenges In New Train Procurement - An Operator’s Perspective franchise bids.
BREAKING DOWN THE BARRIERS
This is a major part of the program. How can you ensure it does not turn into one of the biggest delaying factors in train delivery?
Many recent new trains projects have suffered from delay and reduced levels of reliability as a consequence of “software issues”. What are “software issues”, what impact do they have and why are they occurring?
What measures can be taken to address these problems?
Is there a need to adopt a different approach to specification, procurement and testing?
Should Operators be more concerned about potential safety risks arising from software problems?
We will explore these questions and more from the perspective of the operator.
Rob Needham, Engineering Director, MTR UK
Effective Approaches For Train Operators To Streamline The Commissioning, Homologation, and Acceptance Testing For Rolling Stock To Deliver Compliant Solutions and Reduce Costs
Creating a management plan on testing strategy to provide an additional layer of support when issues arise
Setting up an agreed test contract with your manufacturer and most importantly getting their agreement on the plan
How can we move toward a shared interpretation and understanding of EU standards to verify the electromagnetic compatibility of a new rolling stock
Understanding how operators can support the testing program from design to prototype
Ian McConnell, Franchise and Programmes Director, Abellio Greater Anglia
Sergio Barcena, Director of Operations Planning and Maintenance, Ouigo Spain
Avoiding Expensive Cybersecurity Mistakes: Lessons Learned On Digital Train Procurement?
Northern Trains, in partnership with RazorSecure, will discuss:
• The challenges, and lessons learnt, when introducing new digital train fleets
• How cyber is influencing the current and future procurement of digital trains, services and software within Northern.
• Why new rail cybersecurity standards (TS50701 and EN62443) should be considered when writing tenders and bids for new train fleets
George Copeland, Advisor, Northern Trains
Marc Silverwood, Digital Trains Programme Lead, Northern Trains
Alex Cowan, CEO, RazorSecure
How Does Procurement Respond To Emerging 21st Century Risks And What Are The Implications On Future Train Design: What Technologies Are Operators Considering As Part Of Their Future Fleet Procurement Strategies?
DESIGNING RAIL FIT FOR THE FUTURE
The return to rail represents a pivotal, re-set moment in the minds of passengers and an opportunity for operators. The travelling public is increasingly recognising the sustainable advantages of rail, but designing new passenger experiences that enable more flexibility, seamless journeys and visible reassurance is key to winning trust.
Examine the technologies available now and in the near future that could be part of future train design
How have customer’s expectations changed during the recent epidemic and what impact wills this have on future procurement strategies
Bringing all stakeholders on the design journey improves the final outcomes
Future-proofing services with digital capabilities and modular, adaptable features will support new travel patterns and journey needs
Maria Cliff, Head Of Operations, East West Railway
Martin Phillips, Head Of Customer Strategy, East West Railway
Kirsty Dias, Managing Director, PriestmanGoode
Accelerating Decarbonisation, Reducing Power Consumption For A Greener More Cost Effective Railway
GETTING TO ZERO CARBON EMISSIONS
Understand what technologies are available - including hydrogen fuel cells, battery trains, hybrid electro diesel, diesel battery trains and solar trains
How can we reduce the cost of energy and the associated cost of upgrading the infrastructure?
Where is the infrastructure moving? How can operators better work with infrastructure to understand the future state of the network?
Future Proofing: what does a post-diesel world look like and how do we achieve this
Simon Jarrett, Engineering Assurance & Development Director, Chiltern Railways
André Chamaret, Energy & Propulsion System Engineer, Rolling Stock Engineering Centre, SNCF VOYAGEURS
Dr Helen McAllister, Strategy & Planning Director, Network Rail