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2017 20 Jul

Industry Supply Chain Technology

Technology leaders bring a fresh perspective to enhance Britain’s Digital Railway programme

Over 100 individuals from industry and government today attended the release of the second report from the Early Contractor Involvement Programme. The report brought together ‘non-traditional’ technology suppliers from outside the rail industry, building upon their own skills and experiences. Across nine different workstreams, major themes of data, people, commercial relationships and communications systems emerged […]

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2017 19 Jul

Digital Railway Programme Industry

Impact on the Workforce

The development of a fully integrated and inclusive People Strategy is at the heart of the Digital Railway Programme, with an engaged, informed and educated workforce critical to its successful implementation. The last twelve months have seen significant progress in this area of the programme, with Paul Sutherland, the DRP’s Head of Operations and Maintenance, […]

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2017 19 Jul

Industry

A Rail Operator’s View

Stagecoach hold three major rail franchises and operate 2,300 train services which carry 278 million passengers a year. Tim Shoveller, the Managing Director of Stagecoach Rail Division, explains why digital modernisation of the network is essential and why only an integrated transformation will deliver the changes needed. “A quiet digital railway revolution has been underway […]

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2017 13 Apr

Industry

Introducing the Industry Programme Management Office

As a cross-industry initiative, the efficient delivery of the Digital Railway Programme will be owned and managed by several stakeholders in different organisations. Establishing the Industry-wide Programme Management Office (PMO) was therefore essential to ensure effective coordination, decision making and collaborative working. When Patrick Gallagher took on the role as Head of PMO in January, […]

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