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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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2017 13 Apr

Industry

Planning for change – working with our union colleagues

Two of the union members of the Digital Railway Operations Joint Working Group, Phil Boorman (RMT) and Kaye Dennison (TSSA) presented to senior railway leaders about the Digital Railway programme’s approach to people change. The union reps accompanied Paul Sutherland, Digital Railway’s head of operations and maintenance, at the Digital Railway Advisory Group. Paul Sutherland, […]

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2017 13 Apr

Industry

ETCS driving experience in Wales

Although ‘Experience Days’ are often given to mark special events, The Operational Specialist Experience Exchange has taken the concept to a whole new level. Developed through a unique industry collaboration between the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), Digital Railway programme (DRP), Network Rail and Arriva Trains Wales, the exchange provides an opportunity for Train Operators and […]

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2017 9 Feb

Industry

Building workforce and union support for a digitally enabled railway

The House of Commons Transport Committee wants Digital Railway programme to engage with the railway trades unions and have “a strategy for staff training and development that is as intrinsic to the programme as engineering works”. That’s exactly what we are working to achieve. And when it comes to deploying digital technology for the railway, […]

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