Project Updates & Industry Briefings
Tuesday 12th April
|13:30||Project Update: Crossrail – Moving Towards Operations|
Howard Smith, Operations Director, Crossrail
Howard studied economics at LSE before managing train operations and stations in South and West London.
|14:05||Project Update: Thameslink - Transforming north south travel through London|
Nick Gray, Thameslink, Principal Programme Sponsor
Over £1.3m is being invested every single day on Network Rail’s Thameslink Programme. London Bridge station, the fourth busiest station in the UK, is being completely rebuilt. The approaches, which carry 1,800 trains a day, are being extensively remodelled and pinchpoints are being removed. The railway control systems and signalling are being upgraded to support metro style services in the Core tunnels. Infrastructure is being adapted for the 115 new Siemens trains. This presentation will provide an update on progress on one of the biggest components of Network Rail’s Enhancements Delivery Plan.
Wednesday 13th April
|12:15||Project Update: HS2|
Jonathan Ferry, Construction Procurement Director, HS2
Procuring as a "new" Client will explore the unique challenges and opportunities in procurement facing Special Purpose Vehicle Clients set up exclusively to deliver big delivery programmes. Such Clients inherently face a different set of issues from "businesses" such as Network Rail and London Underground that have established supply chains, cultures, people, processes and systems and Projects always in various stages of the development cycle.
|12:50||Project Update: Fast Track To The Future|
Roy Freeland, Rail Supply Group Council Member (SME Lead)
Roy Freeland is a Cambridge graduate engineer with wide international experience of running technology based companies
including Meggitt Electronics and Spirent’s high technology businesses. He was CEO of United Industries Plc. He
is President of Perpetuum Ltd, the world leading wireless train and track condition monitoring business which
he established in 2004. He chairs the I.S.A.100.18 Power Sources standards committee and InnovateUK’s Energy
Harvesting S.I.G. steering committee and is a member of the EU’s ICT-Energy Scientific Advisory Committee.
He is a member of the Rail Supply Group Council and led the SME Workstream.
|13:25||Project Update: Southeastern and London Bridge|
David Statham, MD Southeastern Railways
David will talk about how Southeastern is helping passengers on their journeys and working to create a better passenger experience while accommodating the major rebuilding work at London Bridge.
Thursday 14th April
David Hoggarth, Director, Rail North
David has recently been appointed to the new role of Rail North Director.
|14:05||Industry Briefing: Leading health and safety on Britain's railway|
John Abbott, Director, External Engagement, RSSB
The UK rail industry has an enviable record on safety and world class systems and data. There has been enormous progress but progress to reduce health and safety risks has slowed. Delivering the next step change in reducing risks will require the industry to work together. RSSB has developed in collaboration with the rail industry, the specific risks areas and also underlying management capabilities the new Leading Health and safety on Britain’s railway, the purpose of which is to:
The strategy has set out a framework for the collaborative improvement of specific risks and management capabilities.