RAILWAYS ARE THE ULTIMATE SYSTEM. MAKING THEM WORK IS HARD. THE UK HAS OUTSTANDING EXAMPLES OF THE CHALLENGES BOTH FACED AND OVERCOME

14-15 October 2015 London
www.imeche.org/railsystems

The railway is one of the most complex systems created by humans, involving nearly every branch of engineering, from power generation and distribution to control electronics, heavy structural engineering to human factors and geophysics to GPS. With the implementation of Crossrail and Thameslink, national electrification programmes, HS2, HS3 and Crossrail 2, railway systems engineering is facing a challenging time to integrate so many assets, disciplines and geographic boundaries. This conference brings together great speakers and case studies from around the industry. It takes the railway apart piece by piece, shares mistakes and experiences, and puts it back together as a whole and effective system.

Main topics covered:
• Learn about capacity enhancements on South West Trains and how operations and infrastructure are being intertwined
• Explore the system thinking behind running the tube round the clock with London Underground
• Understand how London Overground is dealing with growth by upgrading old infrastructure
• Consider the platform-train interface is a perennial problem: how are HS2 and Network Rail dealing with it?
• How to manage adhesion – the ultimate system issue – at the industry level from ATOC and the Adhesion Working Group
Site Visits: Opportunities to attend site visits will be made available on 13 October.

Please visit the website for more information or email [email protected]